Botswana Highlights - Okavango Delta, Moremi, Chobe | Sense Africa

Highlights

Mekoro in the Okavango Delta
The Okavango Delta is a myriad of meandering papyrus filled waterways and palm-fringed islands where herds of elephants come to drink. Explore the delta by dugout canoe, gently propelled through this magical wonderland by your own knowledgeable guide. As the water ripples past you and the hippos chomp through the undergrowth, let time slow down in this serene environment.
 photos of the Okavango from a mekoroflickr-log

Star Gazing on the Salt Pans
Botswana’s stark salt pans appear to stretch to eternity, meeting and fusing with the milky-blue horizon. During the wet season, large herds of zebra, wildebeest and elephant migrate westward, stalked by opportunistic lion. Sit out on the pan and see the stars like you have never seen them before, pin pricks in a rich dark-blue velvet backdrop.

Safari in Moremi
Moremi is one of the most beautiful reserves in Africa, where land meets delta to create a picturesque latticework of floodplains, lagoons, grasslands and mopane forests. Moremi has spectacular ‘Big Five’ game viewing along with opportunities to see elephants, lion, hyena, rhino, leopard, a host of antelope, smaller mammals and over 400 species of birds, many migratory and some endangered.

A Flight over the Delta
A flight over the Delta is a privilege. Everyone has a window seat ensuring you can all see the delta from the heavens; dusty ochre coloured islands dotted throughout this aquamarine world. Soar above herds of lumbering elephants as they amble along well trodden trails and spy large herds of antelope dashing through the water leaving sparkling spray sparkling behind them.

A Chobe River Safari
A Chobe River Safari has to be one of the most impressive game viewing experiences in Africa. Watch hippos and crocodiles jostling for a riverside spots and elephant swimming with their trunks held high as snorkels. Birdlife is bountiful; pied kingfishers suspended over the water, fish eagles calling plaintively and herons pirouetting across the water. Witness spectacular sightings by boat and watch the world drift by.