The Okavango Delta: A Sea of Land and a Land of Water

The Okavango Delta: A Natural Sanctuary

Head inland from the dry Kalahari Savanna, and you will find the glorious Okavango Delta. Called “a sea of land and a land of water,” the delta comprises 6,000 miles of waterways with verdant forests and palm-adorned islands surrounded by lily-filled glistening lagoons.

Therefore, some assert that the Okavango Delta is the apex of any remaining natural sanctuaries in all of Africa. Perhaps this is because this delta is home to such an impressive array of animal, bird, and plant species.

Keep in mind that the delta is only accessible by light aircraft, with the exception being four-wheel-drive-vehicles during the dry season.


Does your next African safari itinerary includes a stop at the Okavango Delta? Then your experience certainly is not complete without a mokoro trip. The delta is an otherworldly setting where local mokoro Bai-Yei boatmen tell a tale of all the region’s natural wonders – from the glorious plants to the birds.

Also, accommodations in the Okavango Delta consists of private tented camps that generally contain 8 to 24 beds. These vary from luxury comfort models to do-it-yourself camping.

The Moremi Wildlife Reserve

Perched on the Okavango Delta’s eastern edge, you will find the amazing Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Consider visiting this 1,110 square mile triangular stretch of pristine game viewing settings. The prestigious African Travel and Tourism Association voted the Moremi Wildlife Reserve the ‘best game reserve in Africa’ at South Africa’s 2008 premier tourism fair, Indaba. Also, the Moremi Wildlife Reserve is the first reserve in Africa local residents established.

The Moremi Wildlife Reserve is a travel sanctuary where an abundance of wildlife thrives. This ranges from elephants, buffalo and leopards to cheetahs, wild dogs, and rhinoceroses. Therefore, you are almost guaranteed to see satisfying amounts of game on every outing during your safari trip in the wondrous Okavango Delta’s Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

Elephants viewed from Mokoros.

Elephants viewed from Mokoros. Photo Courtesy of Okavango Delta Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

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