The best way to enjoy Nature’s colourful pageant at Okovango Delta is to find the nearest boat and cruise on the Chobe River. As you glide past riverine forests, floodplains and woodlands, rest assured of some of the best game viewing on the continent.
This region is a safe haven for the African elephant and has the greatest concentration of these giant mammals. All through the day, an endless procession comes to the water to drink and bathe. It is not in the least unusual for an elephant to splash about in the presence of clicking cameras!
Less social marine inhabitants include the notoriously bad tempered hippo and sly crocodiles. While overhead, the birds literally fill the skies. The Okovango is a known habitat for birds like kingfishers, cormorants, herons, fish eagles, egrets, plovers, waxbills, storks, sandpipers, sacred ibis, darters and carmine bee eaters. Winter finds migrating guests taking up branch space as well.
The usual suspects of Africa also line up here. Predators spotted are the lion, leopard, wild dog, cheetah and spotted hyena. Others that wander in and out are buffaloes, several species of antelope, otters, honey badgers and mongoose.
A house boat is a great way to visit the Okovango Delta. The staff on most are well versed in the art of TLC.