The Okavango Delta in Botswana is unique and remarkable natural wonder.
Every year the annual rains bring a barrage of water from the highlands of North West Botswana, which turns a vast area of parched land in the Kalahari Desert into a maze of channels and natural lagoons. As the rains come between May and October the Delta practically doubles in size to over 5,000 square miles, attracting an array of wildlife such as crocodiles and hippos, as well as elephants and big cat predators.
The Okavango Delta has a well-established set-up for human visitors too, with lodges and game camps hosting visitors from across the globe, all hoping to catch sight of some of the rare and beautiful creatures.
A landing strip near the administrative town of Maun serves as an airport for the area, so getting there is a fairly straightforward process.
Where is it?
Botswana, South Africa
What is it?
A large inland delta formed by the river Okavango
Best time to visit?
March to May is the end of the rainy season with comfortable temperatures around 30C.
The wildlife, both permanent and seasonal - animals, birds and fish.