Okavango Delta (Botswana)

Okavango Delta Travel Guide and Trip Resources


Africa's Garden of Eden

The Okavango Delta is a region in Northern Botswana, and one of the largest (often claimed to be the largest) inland deltas in the world with an area of over 17,000 square kilometers. In 2013 it was proclaimed to be one of the "Seven Natural Wonders of Africa".

The Delta was formed when the lake that used to be here, Lake Makgadikgadi, dried up many thousands of years ago. This forced the Okavango river to drain its water into the Kalahari desert plains, creating the Delta consisting of lakes, lagoons and islands. This naturally attracts all kinds of wildlife and has created enormous biodiversity in the area. Elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs and crocodiles can all be spotted here.

For those wanting to spend the money, staying in one of the camps in the Delta itself is an option. Otherwise consider staying in nearby Maun and travelling in from there. [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Okavango Delta is a region in Botswana. It is situated at an altitude of 3179ft and the best airport to fly into is GBE (Sir Seretse Khama International, Gaborone)
  • The currency used in Botswana is the Botswana pula (BWP)

Okavango Delta Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

90 90 88 88 82 77 77 82 91 95 93 91

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

4.3 3.8 3.5 1.1 0.2 0.1 0 0 0.1 0.5 1.9 2.8

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