Okavango River, Maun

#1 of 11 in Nature in Botswana
At Okavango River, embark on a boat safari through a huge wetland that boasts one of highest concentrations of wildlife on the continent. During the wet season, strips of flat desert turn into a seasonal swamp, extending nearly 150 km (93 mi) from east to west. Lodges, restaurants, and tented camps line the shores. Watch elephants nibbling on long grass, hippos wading around, crocodiles luring from the riverbanks, and giraffes and zebras parading in the swamps. If you wish to take a closer look at Africa's big cats, combine the boat trip with a land safari. Arrange your visit to Okavango River and discover more family-friendly attractions in Ngamiland East using our Ngamiland East tour itinerary planning tool .
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  • Gorgeous region and loads to watch. A British Summer visit has the advantage of being Botswanan winter so not too many biting insects on the river though worth covering up anyway. If you can get out o...  more »
  • When in the delta you should ride one of their classic boats. You're right with nature abs may doze off a hit if the sun hits you hard. Once you walk on foot you'll track elephants, hippos, zebras and...  more »
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