BOTSWANA - THE OKAVANGO »
Okavango River rises in the highlands of Angola
& flows southeast into the Kalahari.
it spreads out into a delta formation covering
over 15,000 square kilometers with a lush
water wilderness of papyrus swamps, shallow
reed-beds and floodplains, dotted with islands
& laced with a
network of channels.This
is a unique environment: there's nowhere else
quite like it. It's an amazing, world-class
destination for wildlife, from birds to big
also a wonderful place to relax. Gliding
silently in a mokoro (a dugout canoe), you can watch
the wildlife at eye level. Often it's the smaller
things that catch your eye, like the tropical fish
that flash through the clear waters or the iridescent
malachite kingfishers that dive for them.
It might take your guide's
keen eyes to spot the terrapins basking on floating
logs, or a fish eagle just perching, watching and
waiting. Sometimes it's larger animals - red lechwe
wading through the shallows, or elephants on the islands
- whilst all around water lilies bloom and birds call.