An abundance of game

Unlike most rivers that drain into the sea, the Okavango River starts in the Angola highlands and travels approximately 1200km (750miles) before dissipating into the hot Kalahari region in Botswana, called the Okavango Delta which covers an area of around 250km x 150km (150 miles x 93 miles). The vast distribution of water creates an oasis of life in what would otherwise be a very dry region and animals flock to the area to revel in the abundance of life that exists around the sustenance of all living things: water. The Okavango is a permanent and seasonal home to a massive variety of wildlife including almost 200,000 animals, 400 species of birds, 71 species of fish and thousands of insects and amphibians.

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The Okavango has become a sought after tourist attraction for the truly wild experience it offers, unlike more commercialized destinations in safari Africa. The low volume, low impact tourism approach that the Botswana government has endorsed over the years, means that the Okavango has remained a true wildlife treasure, bursting with creatures great and small whilst minimizing the human impact.

Wildlife in the area includes the big 5: elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo and hundreds of other species including wild dog, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, zebra, impala, wildebeest, hippo, crocodiles, lechwe, sable antelope…..the list goes on and on……..too numerous to mention! And we haven’t even started on the colourful explosion of the bird species. The best way to experience it is to come and see if for yourself.

BEST LODGES FOR UNRIVALED GAME VIEWING

Mokolwane Film Camp

Mokolwane offers game viewing as good as it can possibly get. Arguably, it will offer some of the best game viewing in the whole of the Okavango due to the predators who have become habituated to the film crews. Inside info from the film crews on how to approach sightings and when to leave the comfort of the camp and venture into the bush to view sightings and kills, make this an essential stay.

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Nxamaseri Island Lodge

Nxamaseri is not a safari lodge but the rest of the experiences it offers more than makes up for it. The permanent waters of the Okavango that flow all year long at Nxamaseri result in many bird species making this their home of choice and delight visitors with the cacophony of song all day long. Guests can enjoy carefree walking safaris, mokoro boat rides, fishing and much more at this lodge.

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Okavango Horse Safaris

OHS offers the opportunity to view wildlife from the back of a horse with your hair billowing in the wind. You will never feel more alive than this. With your heart pounding, you will experience what it’s like to view game, as if you are part of the oasis of wild life. It’s challenging to communicate the uniqueness of the Delta via a written description.

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BEST LODGES FOR UNRIVALED GAME VIEWING

Mokolwane Film Camp

Mokolwane offers game viewing as good as it can possibly get. Arguably, it will offer some of the best game viewing in the whole of the Okavango due to the predators who have become habituated to the film crews. Inside info from the film crews on how to approach sightings and when to leave the comfort of the camp and venture into the bush to view sightings and kills, make this an essential stay.

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Nxamaseri Island Lodge

Nxamaseri is not a safari lodge but the rest of the experiences it offers more than makes up for it. The permanent waters of the Okavango that flow all year long at Nxamaseri result in many bird species making this their home of choice and delight visitors with the cacophony of song all day long. Guests can enjoy carefree walking safaris, mokoro boat rides, fishing and much more at this lodge.

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Okavango Horse Safaris

OHS offers the opportunity to view wildlife from the back of a horse with your hair billowing in the wind. You will never feel more alive than this. With your heart pounding, you will experience what it’s like to view game, as if you are part of the oasis of wild life. It’s challenging to communicate the uniqueness of the Delta via a written description.

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