The incredible beauty of the Okavango Delta is the perfect setting for an African adventure. Set in the heart of Botswana’s Kalahari, the delta is a unique wetland ecosystem with diverse animal and plant life, and several ethnic groups. Exciting activities await visitors to the region.
Whether by traditional mokoro canoe, or by motorboat, exploring the waterways of the Okavango Delta is a must for any visitor. Observe the wetland wildlife with an expert local guide who will tell you the stories of the animals. Watch Nile crocodiles and hippopotamuses move through the water while lechwe antelope wade through the shallows.
For visitors looking to go deeper into the Okavango Delta, a popular activity is camping. Along with guides and camp assistants, guests to the region can spend a night or two under the stars with the soundtrack of the delta life to lull them to sleep. An unforgettable adventure combined with boating and walking through the delta, camping is a great way to explore further into the region.
Quintessentially African, a game drive through the Moremi Game Reserve in a safari vehicle is unmissable. With a knowledgeable guide, visitors are taken on a comprehensive tour of the reserve, seeing zebra, elephants, lions, giraffes, wildebeest, warthogs, hyena, leopards and, if they are lucky, an elusive rhinoceros.
Visit the Tsodilo Hills
Visitors can dive into the profound human history of the Okavango region with an excursion to the sacred Tsodilo Hills. Located in the northern part of Okavango, more than 4000 rock carvings adorn the walls and caves of the hills. A UNESCO World Heritage Site in itself, there are three main hills: Child Hill, Female Hill, and Male Hill. Some of the 500 different rock art sites date back 24,000 years and were created by various different ethnic groups.
With both natural and cultural adventures, a visit to the Okavango Delta is a deep dive into the heart of Africa. It is an unforgettable experience that connects you to the natural landscape and the people who call it home.
Image credits: all images courtesy of Red Carnation Hotels.