Any safari plans to Africa surely must have Botswana high on the “to see” list. South Africa immediately comes to mind and visiting the Kruger National Park is a great experience however, think one of the most revered and beautiful landscapes on the planet and the Okavango Delta is hard to beat.
An African dream safari must conjure up images of being in a jungle setting surrounded by amazing flora and the sounds of wildlife whistling through the trees. Where talking about an almost “Jungle Jim” type setting and the Okavango certainly won’t let you down in those respects. Home to an inland waterway wonder, the Delta is host to a great diversity of wildlife.
Here’s just an example…the lion, elephant, hippopotamus, crocodile, giraffe, cheetah, leopard, rhinoceros, hyenas, zebra, wildebeest and different species of antelope plus hundreds of species of birds.
If photography is your passion, then the Okavango Delta will provide you with an endless supply of snapshot opportunities.
The only drawback from a visitor point-of-view is the cost of lodging. If you are on a strict budget then a short stay may be your best option. Lodging prices can vary with some offering pricing of under $200 a night per person however, these could be in the minority. A more realistic figure could be $200-$800 per night so if you are planning to visit the Okavango, plan well ahead to take advantage of the cheaper options.
Price aside, if it’s a dream African safari you’re determined to have, then the Okavango Delta is hard to beat.