The Okavango Delta
If paradise exists, it is here
Winding creeks and powder-dry islands
When the Okavango River reaches the arid sand plains of Botswana from the highlands of Angola, it flows into the Kalahari Desert. The Okavango Delta.
There, the evaporating water creates a seasonal fascinating delta of shallow creeks and reed beds, expanses of water and low islands. The African flora and fauna flourishes exuberantly.
The Okavango Delta is protected as a world heritage by Unesco. There are a few safari lodges where you can stay for a hefty sum of money and where you will be taken to by plane.
However, with the Okavango Brothers you travel with your own boat to the heart of the delta, from Maun, a town on the edge of the enormous nature reserve. After a brisk boat trip you reach the remote places where your own tents are pitched, to explore on foot from there at sunrise and sunset.
Game, game and more game
The Okavango Delta is home to the big five: lion, leopard, African buffalo, elephant and rhinoceros. In addition, you run into hippos and crocodiles at every turn. You will also see countless giraffes, zebras, hyenas, warthogs, all kinds of antelopes and four hundred species of birds.
Plus much more.
If the earthly paradise exists, then it is in this delta.
King of the jungle
So be prepared for goosebumps, an increased heart rate and the hairs on the back of the neck when you suddenly hear them panting or roaring. Or feelings of love and awe when they look you straight in the eye.