The Okavango is a unique ecosystem of lagoons and channels which covers on average some 17 000 square kilometers. It is one of the largest inland deltas in the world, once being part of Lake Makgadikgadi which dried up many years ago.
Surrounded by the parched Kalahari Desert, the Okavango is a lush oasis that attracts vast animal concentrations during the dry season. It is a natural spectacle that leaves a lasting impression on all those fortunate enough to have witnessed its grandeur.
|Size during dry periods||15 000 square kilometers|
|Size during wet periods||22 000 square kilometers|
|Length||Roughly 175km (110 miles)|
|Closest major town||Maun|
|UNESCO World Heritage Site Status||2014|