Best time to visit Okavango Delta: The miracle waters of Africa!

Best time to visit Okavango Delta: The miracle waters of Africa!

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The Okavango Delta, Kalahari Desert of Africa
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Kalahari Desert of Africa is a harsh place, a large semi-arid, sandy savannah, stretched across an area of 9, 00,000 square kilometres. This harsh landscape also hides a unique natural secret, a phenomena which demonstrates the life giving properties of water on our planet.

The Okavango Delta, Kalahari Desert of Africa The Okavango Delta, often referred to as the “Jewel of Kalahari”, is a stunning place to view the highest concentration of wildlife in Botswana during the annual flooding of the inland Okavango River and its large inland delta, changing the dry, semi-arid landscape of Kalahari into a lush green, watery and serene region abundant with migratory birds and animals.

As the heavy rains pelt the Angolan Highlands, water starts to seep into the Okavango River which forms a trails of channels, riverines, lakes and close to 150,000 islands, transforming an area of 15,000 square kilometres into a water kingdom. It is home to zebras, hippos, impalas, lions, leopards and the world’s largest population of African elephants, all jostling for a space in this beautiful inland delta.

The Okavango Delta, Kalahari Desert of Africa The Okavango Delta, Kalahari Desert of Africa

Included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, Okavango is the mainstay of Botswana’s tourism. Several eco lodges, licensed guides and boatmen makes the journey a memorable affair. As the water began to recedes, the migrant animals began to leave and the landscape soon turns to the usual semi-arid dry land and awaits for the next year’s annual rainfall, which once again springs the Okavango Delta back to its life.

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