Safari tips you can trust
Understanding waters levels can significantly influence your Okavango Delta safari is critical.
The Okavango Delta waters are highest in the late rainy season, lowest in the late dry season.
Key to my animated map:
It illustrates the Okavango Delta shape during its annual high-water flood period.
It shows the Moremi Game Reserve, which overlaps the Okavango Delta. Moremi ranks #2 in my Best Botswana Safari area ratings.
The best time to visit depends on your priorities. Read my advice:
water comes from
It comes from the highlands in Angola (north of Botswana), When heavy rains hit the highlands, it's only a matter of time when the water flows down the Okavango River and inundates much of the Okavango Delta floodplain.
The newly arrived water changes the dry landscape into a beautiful waterscape. Greenery and flowers abound.
lodges & camps
Read my candid list of the very best lodges and camps. Also learn how government policy has influenced quality.