Ideal Destination For
- Bucket List
- Solo Travel
- Special Interest
Points of Interest
- Moremi National Park
The Moremi Game Reserve which covers one-third of the Okavango Delta is home to some of the densest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. It has a distinctly dual personality, with large areas of dry land rising between vast wetlands and is home to the Big Five and incredibly varied and rich birding. The reserve protects one of the largest remaining populations of endangered African wild dogs, and is arguably the best place in Africa to view the rare and secretive Pel’s fishing owl.
- Chief's Island
Chief’s Island is the largest island in the Okavango Delta. Fertile plains produce a wide diversity of vegetation, habitat to dense wildlife, including one of the largest remaining populations of elephants and hippos in Africa. Plains game, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe, predators and birds seek refuge on this island during the annual Okavango flood. Some of these animals are resident on the island throughout the year.
- Paradise Pools
Paradise Pools in the Moremi deserves its name – a beautiful place with tranquil, shallow pools, rimmed by forests of dry acacia woodland. It is a tranquil spot to spend time in the sun, while watching antelope species drink.
- Dombo Hippo Pools
An elevated observation post overlooking hippos crowding along the shore is a fun way to observe the mischievous creatures play and bathe in what is also called the Hippo Jacuzzi. The pools are situated in the Moremi National Park.
- Okavango Panhandle
Almost as soon as the Okavango River reaches the Botswana border, it starts to form channels, twisting through thick green vegetation, dense papyrus and reed beds before it fans out into the Delta. This relatively underdeveloped section sees elephant and buffalo pass through at times, and aquatic antelope roam here. This is a great area for fishing and birding, boat-based activities and mokoro trips.