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Okavango Delta in Botswana, Africa

Updated on January 15, 2015

Okavango Delta: African Watery Wilderness

The Okavango Delta in Botswana is one of the most unique places in the world for wildlife viewing: The world's largest inland delta and has no outlet to the sea, so there is seasonal flooding of the Kalahari Desert, forming shallow lakes and islands that change constantly.

The best way to see this natural wonder is to stay at one of the camp-site on an island in the Delta (arranged by in advance with a local authorised travel agent) This is an absolutely fabulous setting surrounded by water and animals, including hippos and crocodiles.

Okavango Delta

Maps of The Okavango Delta in Botswana, Southern Africa - Where is The Okavango Delta?

Botswana is in southern Africa, north of South Africa, east of Namibia. The capital city is Gabarone, which is north west of Johannesburg.

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Okavango Delta: A Tranquil Relaxing Experience

Botswana and Namibia in Southern Africa are generally safer than other countries in Africa, where humans tend to be the most dangerous animal. Botswana has wonderful wildlife viewing and provides more expensive and higher quality safari experiences than an average safari holiday.

The Best Way To Travel

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The Best Way To Travel

Getting to The Okavango Delta in Botswana

Getting to The Okavanga Delta

One route to the Okavango Delta is via Frankfurt in Germany. I flew from London to Windhoek in Namibia via Frankfurt, spending a pleasant night in Windhoek.

The following morning I flew to Maun in Botswana and flew in a Cessna low over the beautiful scenery and startled animals towards the Okavango Delta. This really is a wonderful way to see the plains of Africa and the amazing spectacle of the Delta itself.">

See the photo of the Okavanga Delta landing-strip/airport above.

The rest of the journey was by four-wheel-drive and various boats.

Watch out for Hippos...

Watch out for Hippos...
Watch out for Hippos...

Elephants at a Waterhole

Lions in Chobe National Park, Botswana

Lions in Chobe National Park, Botswana
Lions in Chobe National Park, Botswana



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    • amytrumpeter profile image

      Amy Trumpeter 3 years ago from Oxford

      Hi Andy, absolutely love your lenses and your work. I lived in South Africa when I was very young, and still remember the amazing wildlife!

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      Andy 7 years ago from London, England

      @julieannbrady: Oops. I misspelled boffin in my Bio. Do you have boffins in America? or is that just UK, Australian and Indian slang? I prefer being called a boffin to being a geek or a nerd.

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      Andy, so you are an unemployed bofin? Not familiar with any bofins.

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      Michey LM 7 years ago

      Hi! Andy, great pictures, info. and experience.

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      Dianne Loomos 7 years ago

      The Okavango Delta looks like a fascinating place.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Very nice work!