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The Okavango Delta region is found in Botswana, to the north of South Africa. The Delta region of the Okavango River is the largest inland delta system in the world, taking in some 15 000 square kilometres. The Okavango River begins in the highlands of Angola, through Namibia and then into Botswana's Kalahari region. The river goes by several names according to each country it flows through, being named the Okavango River in Botswana.
From May to October the delta comes alive with an abundance of African wildlife. There are a large number of bird species, as well as large numbers of other African animal species which include Cape Hunting Dogs, Sitatunga, Buffalo
Maun is the main gateway to the Okavango Delta region, with many tour operators to be found in the centre.
To view a map of the Okavango Delta region visit the site below:
The Moremi Wildlife Reserve is found at the heart of the Okavango Delta Region and protects an area of some 3 000 square kilometres. It is a relatively untouched wilderness region and has been described as one of earth's last remaining Edens. Moremi is a place of amazing wetlands which are forever changing yet remaining the same.
The reserve is home to an impressive 550 species of birds, as well as the typical African fauna including the likes of the Lion, Leopard, Hyena, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Impala, Hippo, Crocodile and various Antelope.
The self-drive through the park is a 4WD road only during the dry months and is impassable during the wet. However, there are many opportunities to access the reserve from Maun, via the various tour operators there.
There are a number of remote campsites in the reserve, but camping should be done with the utmost care given that this is indeed Wild Africa at its best.
The Selinda Reserve preserves an area of approximately 1 400 square kilometres of practically untouched African wilderness. It protects the important Zibalianja Lagoon, which is home to the Hippopotamus.
At Selinda Reserve there is plenty of opportunity to see a large array of African wildlife, including predators such as the Cape Hunting Dog, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard and Hyena. There are also the Elephant, Giraffe, Impala and Hippo to be found. There are hundreds of bird species to be found within the reserve.