Okavango Delta – Perfect for the Animal Enthusiast

Have you ever wanted to see giraffes, hippos and elephants all in the same place? It’s almost unbelievable, but all this and more is available to you at Botswana’s famous reserve, the Okavango Delta.

For those who aren’t sure, the Okavango Delta is the world’s largest inland delta, spanning more than 16,000 square kilometres across Botswana. It’s home to both marine life, and big game alike, and offers a real snapshot into the animal kingdom. 

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Adventure Options
The Okavango Delta offers a variety of options when deciding how to maximise your adventure. If you want to strip away modern day luxury, tents are available to rent, alongside a jeep for transportation, and your own crew to guide you through the vast landscapes. If you’d prefer a bit more luxury, and a bit less mud, beautiful cabins are available for those who want the privacy of a villa combined with the once in a lifetime views of a safari. It’s not uncommon to find yourself sitting on the porch at sundown, and looking out to see giraffes or elephants either making their way to the river bed, or settling down for the night. Such experiences are truly magnificent, and the Okavango Delta offers an experience that would be difficult to find elsewhere. 

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Getting Around
The terrain may be vast and challenging, but the journey doesn’t have to be. The Okavango Delta has plenty to offer in terms of transportation that would make your African safari holiday truly unique. Guided kayak tours are perfect to travel the delta with ease. The tours take a relaxed approach to the expedition, allowing for the perfect opportunity to take in and document the surrounding wildlife. Whether it’s a pride of lions or some crafty hyenas, kayaking offers ample opportunity for a breathtakingly exclusive experience. If you’d prefer a closer connection to wildlife while you travel through, elephant rides are also available for those who are brave enough. The guided tours allow for a chance to be right in the middle of the wildlife as you gaze upon the wonders of the animal world. Also, the animals are well cared for, and their playful natures are able to shine through in the African terrain. 

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What to See
You won’t get a better variety of animals than the Okavango Delta. The delta is home to all sorts of species, from big game mammals to reptiles, the opportunities are endless when it comes to what you can see first-hand and up close. 

Due to its all-inclusive terrain, the delta is also home to some of the world’s rarest birds. From ostriches to grebes, there’s no shortage of colourful wildlife on offer. 

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If you do choose to travel the delta by boat, the chances are you won’t be alone. Hippos are common place on the river, and they may even come over for the perfect picture opportunity.

For those marine life enthusiasts, you won’t get a better chance to explore and enjoy these animals in their natural, undisturbed habitat. 

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So there are just some of the reasons why Botswana’s Okavango Delta would make the perfect African safari holiday. There are few, if any, other destinations that offer such an up close and personal viewing of the animal kingdom.

If you are interested in booking a holiday to the Okavango Delta, enquire here, or contact us directly by calling 020 7843 3500. 

SOURCE:http://www.africatravel.com/blog/safari/okavango-delta-perfect-for-the-animal-enthusiast

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