If there were a list of the last edens on earth, then Botswana’s Okavango Delta would easily be in the top 3. Imagine an inland delta that is an oasis for almost 300 different bird species, 50 mammal species and countless biomes and ecosystems, all living in untouched synergy, with high end low impact, eco friendly safari lodges the only minor human footprint in a massive ecosystem.
Primarily accessed via Maun airport, or Kasane with Air Botswana as the only carrier, and limited daily schedules, but thus ensuring less mass tourism in the region.
Unique selling points
The Delta is the extreme opposite of mass tourism, and lodges are typically no more than 10 rooms, offering water and land based safari activities. Driven by high income, low impact forms of tourism, the experiences is unlike many places on this planet absolutely unique. Around each corner, on each island, under each boat lies a surprise of immense beauty, unique to the delta.
Best time to travel
April to October is technically the Botswana winter, but being north of the tropic of Capricorn, it has does experience mild dry winters which means it is ideal for game viewing and overall comfort for the travellers.