Okavango River, Maun

#1 of 11 in Nature in Botswana
At Okavango River, embark on a boat safari through a huge wetland that boasts one of highest concentrations of wildlife on the continent. During the wet season, strips of flat desert turn into a seasonal swamp, extending nearly 150 km (93 mi) from east to west. Lodges, restaurants, and tented camps line the shores. Watch elephants nibbling on long grass, hippos wading around, crocodiles luring from the riverbanks, and giraffes and zebras parading in the swamps. If you wish to take a closer look at Africa's big cats, combine the boat trip with a land safari. Arrange your visit to Okavango River and discover more family-friendly attractions in Ngamiland East using our Ngamiland East tour itinerary planning tool .
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  • Very tranquil and uncrowded. Excellent for birds especially if you have a good guide. Go in a mokoro or small boat and in a small party so that the wildlife is not disturbed.  more »
  • This river is life for this people in this area. Always fresh fish in small local restaurants Okavango river is very good for swimming on hot days  more »
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