30 Jan African Travel Ideas – The Okavango Delta
There are many places to see in Africa, including safaris in South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, and Namibia. But one of the most fascinating and biologically diverse regions in the entire continent is located in Botswana, in a place known as the Okavango Delta.
The Okavango Delta Safari is a rare inland delta that empties onto a swampy plain rather than the ocean, in the case of most deltas, such as the Amazon or the Nile. This results in a unique ecosystem that supports an impressive array of wildlife from every family – insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The area is largely inhospitable to human habitation because of the fluctuating tendencies of water levels throughout the delta. For this reason, the Okavango Delta National Park is one of the most important conservation projects in the entire world.
Traveling to the Okavango Delta
If you have never been to this part of the world, then make sure you work with a professional tour organizer to set everything up for you. There are so many variables when it comes to African travel that it can be daunting and difficult (and sometimes even downright dangerous) for tourists to “go it alone.” Especially when it comes to some of the biggest animals – elephants, rhinoceros, lions, leopards – they can be terrifying and deadly. Going to Africa might also entail certain shots and injections that you will have to consult with your doctor about. Likewise, there may be visa requirements with the Botswana embassy which you will have to adhere to in order to gain access to the country and in many cases even the wildlife preserves.
Those who have been on an Okavango Delta will undoubtedly be able to appreciate the immense restrictions and conservation efforts that have been put in place to take care of the wildlife in the area.
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