Today I visit the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta in the world. The Okavango Delta is a vast inland river delta in northern Botswana. It’s known for its sprawling grassy plains, which flood seasonally, becoming a lush animal habitat. The ecosystem covers a space of approximately 55,374 square km and boasts an amazing amount of flora and fauna. Travelers can immerse themselves in nature and see the majestic animal kingdoms of Africa. Besides the surreal environment, the Okavango Delta supports 164 mammalian species, 157 species of reptiles, and 540 species of birds. Key predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, and the endangered African wild dogs find sanctuary here alongside huge herds of wildebeests, buffaloes, zebras, and various antelope species. The area hosts al-most half the continent’s elephants during the floods when migratory herds head for the Delta. Rhinos are even making a comeback as conservation-ists, fighting for their survival in South Africa have started relocating them to Botswana. The Delta is a year-round destination, although most people travel here to see the wetlands in full flood during Botswana’s dry season between July and September.
While touring, I visit the Moremi Game Reserve, a protected area in Botswana on the eastern side of the Okavango Delta. The area was named after Chief Moremi of the BaTawana tribe. Moremi was designated as a game reserve, rather than a national park when it was created. This designation meant that the BaSarwa or Bushmen that lived there were allowed to stay in the reserve.
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