A World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta, is indeed a very unique and special place. An immense wetland spreading over 15,000 km2 created by an accident of nature, by the waters from the Okavango River flowing for thousands of kilometers from the mountains in Angola, and loosing itself in the sands of the Kalahari Desert and vanishing there without any connection to the sea or other river.
About 95% of the water flowing into the delta evaporates.
Only about 2% reaches the town of Maun and forms Thamalakane and then Boteti River.
In recent years Okavango Delta has become a prime safari destination for nature lovers from all over the world. Many wildlife documentaries are shot here. The reason is the spectacular and pristine wilderness supporting many wildlife species, notably great African mammals, hundred of bird species, amphibians, reptiles, fish, insects and great variety of plants.
Throughout the delta many camps and lodges are waiting for visitors. Some of them are accessible only by a boat or aircraft. In many places a mokoro (traditional canoe) trips are offered – one of the best ways to experience the legendary beauty of the delta.
A number of local safari companies offer their services in the delta. Many of the safari guides are born in the Okavango Delta – it is their home. They know this wonderland as nobody else, and they are ready to share their love for nature and knowledge of it with visitors.
Most of the Okavango Delta is protected today. The most important conservation area is the world-famous Moremi Game Reserve.
There are many concessions - leased areas where visitors can experience vast wilderness in privacy of small camps and lodges.
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