Fly Airlink to Maun
Sometimes known as the continent's 'Last Eden', the breath-taking Okavango Delta is a sparkling jewel in the middle of the parched Kalahari Desert. Gateway to the Okavango Delta, Maun is the perfect launch-pad for travellers who want to explore this idyllic oasis.
As close to the African Dream as you get, the Okavango Delta's maze of lagoons meander around lush grasslands, groves and mopanie forests. It can be explored by mokoro (a canoe popular in the Delta), on foot, or in game-viewing vehicles. This natural phenomenon is home to thriving populations of some of the continent's most beautiful wildlife, and the Delta is said to support 164 mammal species, 157 reptile species, and 540 bird species, promising visitors a rich safari experience that they will battle to find anywhere else in the world.
In a perfect balance of nature, the Okavango Delta flooding season coincides with Southern Africa's dry season, making it an oasis for the more than 200 000 animals that migrate to the Delta between July and September each year to seek sanctuary from the harsh dry season. If you visit the Okavango Delta during the flooding season, which is at its peak from June to August, you'll be treated to something spectacular: the region is home to almost half of Africa's elephant population at this time. It's not only the mighty elephant that roam the Delta. Teeming with life, it attracts the other members of the Big 5 – lions, leopards, rhinos and buffaloes too.
At the heart of Botswana's tourism industry, the Delta boasts world-class accommodation. Water-based camps are ideal for tourists wishing to discover the unique secrets of the waterways and see its birds, while land-based camps are perfect for visitors who are more interested in general game viewing. Should you wish to combine the best of both worlds, mixed-use camps cater for all travellers.
Fly Airlink direct to Maun, from Cape Town or Johannesburg and travel on to the Okavango Delta and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime safari holiday that promises to be filled with unforgettable moments.
Click here or speak to your travel agent to book your escape to the Okavango Delta.