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Okavango Delta Safari Pictures

Hippo in channel, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Hippo in narrow channel, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Male lion licking his lips, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Male lion licking his lips in warm afternoon light, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Elephant looming large, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Elephant looming large with ears spread wide, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Buffalo herd in dust haze, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Buffalo seen through haze of dust in early morning, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Saddlebilled stork and palm trees, Okavango Delta, Botswsana
Saddlebilled stork walking on edge of pan with palm trees in background, Okavango Delta, Botswsana
Elephants on water's edge, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Elephants moving slowly along the water's edge, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Sunset in Okavango Delta, Botswana
Palm trees in silhouette against setting sun, Okavango Delta, Botswana
buffalo herd, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Buffalo herd turn to watch inquisitively, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Ostrich on the trot, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Ostrich trotting through winter vegetation, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Hippo in pool from the air, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Hippo wallowing in pool, taken from the air, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Elephant waving trunk, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Elephant bull waving his trunk, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Zebra pair walking through shallow pan, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Zebra pair walking through shallow pan, Okavango Delta, Botswana
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About the Okavango Delta

Botswana's Okavango Delta, a magical mosaic of channels, lagoons, and lakes, is the world's largest inland delta, covering an area of more than 15,000 sq km (5,791 sq miles).

It is formed by the Okavango River which comes down annually in flood from the highlands of Angola before fanning out into a meandering complex of papyrus-lined channels, pools, waterways and palm-fringed islands.

Much of the delta falls within Moremi Game Reserve, although many of the exclusive private lodges that offer the unique Okavango safari experience lie outside Moremi.

The Delta's waterways, grasslands and woodlands are host to a wide diversity of fauna and flora, including 36 species of larger mammal, 80 species of fish and 400 different birds. When the water arrives some areas are only accessible by boat, which is when it's best to view the game and abundant bird life from a mokoro (dugout canoe).

It can, however, be difficult to see animals from a mokoro because of the papyrus and tall grass lining the narrow channels, so game drives in open safari vehicles are preferable for capturing riveting Okavango Delta safari pictures, including photos of elephant, lion, leopard, hippo and antelope which one can expect to encounter in the Delta.

But a safari to the Okavango Delta is not just about viewing the game - it's to experience one of the world's most spectacular and visually stunning wilderness areas.

For those who can afford it, there are a number of luxury safari lodges within the Okavango Delta, including Jao Camp, Vumbura Plains, Delta camp, Sandibe Safari Lodge, and Duba Plains.

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