Forever in a constant state of ebb and flow, the iconic Okavango Delta lies in stark contrast to its surrounds in the heart of the Kalahari Desert. During the wet season , the Delta is maze of Sparkling lagoons, meandering waterways and overgrown islands teeming with wildlife. Known as "the river that never finds the sea", crystal clear channels spread over the thirst lands of the Kalahari with their papyrus-fringed banks and fertile floating islands. During the drier seasons, the lagoons and waterways recede but the region still offers an exceptional wildlife experience.
MOREMI GAME RESERVE
The only proclaimed wildlife reserve in the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve(and its spectacular Khwai area) is also widely regarded as the most beautiful Moremi Game Reserve has the most diverse habitat and animal populations in Botswana. The reserve contains about a quarter of the Okavango Delta and stretches across several thousand square kilometres, comprising a stunning landscape of forests, lagoons, floodplains and islands. Game viewing is excellent year-round and resident species include lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, African wild dog, zebra, red lechwe and many more.
CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
Botswana's famous Chobe National Park is a must-see wildlife destination that includes the Savute Channel and natural beauty of the Linyanti River. Chobe covers almost 11 000 km<(6 836 square miles), was the country's first national park and boasts the biggest concentration of wildlife in Africa. Famous for its large concentration of elephant and buffalo, which congregate along the Chobe River, Chobe National Park offers adventures such as game drives, private river cruises, excellent birdwatching and exceptional photographic opportunities.
BEST GAME VIEWING
Linyanti and Surrounds
The Linyati Wildlife Management Area is a hidden gem, tucked away in the north-eastern corner of Chobe National Park. The Selinda Spillway links Linyanti to the Okavango Delta and it is renowned as one of the best game viewing areas in the region, supporting a great diversity of wildlife, with large herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra. Due to its remoteness, the Linyanti is a gorgeous, unspoiled region of waterways and lagoons, riverine forests , huge trees and palm tree islands. Game viewing is superlative in both the wet and dry season, and the birding is exceptional.