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Botswana’s Okavango Delta, The Jewel Of Kalahari

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The World’s Biggest Botswana’s Okavango Delta Wildlife

Botswana may not be as big as her neighbour South Africa which boasts of being one of the largest countries in Africa but in its small stature, Botswana prides in the abundance of natural sanctuaries.

From every corner of this southern African country, nature is all you can see and appreciate.
If you are a lover of wildlife and nature and would like to spend quality time in the southern part of Africa, book a date with Botswana.

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Botswana’s Okavango Delta, also known as the “Jewel of the Kalahari

Bordering the Kalahari Desert, the famous Okavango Delta referred to as the ‘Jewel of Kalahari’ gives you a real treat of how refreshing it is taking a trip with a mokoro canoe. The Delta stretches to about 15 000 square kilometres of the Kalahari Desert in northern Botswana.

A journey to Okavango Delta in Botswana [Photo/SUITCASE Magazine]

The beauty of Okavango Delta cannot be told in one sentence because it is endowed by all that mother nature has to offer. It has 530 species of birds and is home to the rare African Elephants.

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The Delta also boasts of over 2,600 Nile Crocodiles tucked in the Delta’s Panhandle where they feed on insects and larger prey including fish.

Aerial view of The Okavango Delta landscape [Photo/andBeyond]

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Amazingly, Okavango Delta has provided a refuge for the endangered African Wild. Other animals within the Delta include the African Buffalo, Hippopotamus, Lechwe, Topi, Blue Wildebeest, Giraffe, Nile crocodile, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Brown Hyena, Spotted Hyena, Greater Kudu, Sable Antelope, Black Rhinoceros, White Rhinoceros, Plains Zebra, Warthog and Chacma Baboon.


A magical view of the elephants in Okavango Delta [Photo/Wild & Isle]

Besides experiencing the best that nature has to offer, Okavango Delta has one of the best camping sites in the continent including the revered Mombo camp.


Horseback safari in Okavango Delta, Botswana [Photo/Timbuktu Travel]

You can also choose a water camp which focuses on the delta itself or the land camp which gives you a golden chance to watch wildlife take water at the Delta.

Today’s quote: Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world – Gustav Flaubert

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See Africa Today

Pharis Kinyua is the editor of See Africa Today. With over seven years of experience in digital media, he has a soft spot for African tours and travel. His drive is to tell the rest of the world what Africa offers, the best accommodation facilities, national parks, culture, shopping malls and best airline deals to travel to Africa

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