The Okavango Delta is a vast inland river delta in northern Botswana, a country that’s safe, easy to get around, and one of the best wildlife safari destinations as an oasis of lagoons and rivers in the middle of the Kalahari Desert. The world’s largest inland deltas and one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Africa, the delta water swells during the rains in the highlands of Angola in January and February before pouring into the Okavango Delta between March and June. The flood waters peak between June and August which are the dry months in Botswana, bringing thousands of animals from across Africa, with high concentrations of wildlife that include elephants, lions, hippos, black and white rhinos, leopards, crocodiles, buffalo, hyenas, and cheetah, as well as the wild dog. While the African wild dog is rare, one of the most thriving populations in Africa can be found here in the Okavango Delta. Zebra, giraffe, and kudu can often be spotted too, while birdlife includes more than 400 different species, such as the magnificent African fish eagle.
To help you plan the most memorable trip we’ll break down what you can expect throughout the year in the Okavango Delta.