Surrounded by the sands of the Kalahari Desert is the magical oasis of Botswana's Okavango Delta, formed by ancient seismic shifting of the earths surface. Water in the desert is a spectacular sight the crystal-clear channels, spreading like an outstretched hand over the thirstlands of the Kalahari, are nothing short of miraculous.
Wide grassy floodplains are host to a magnificent array of wild animals, including the specially adapted sitatunga and lechwe antelopes. Within this lacework of channels, game viewing and bird watching is frequently guided from mekoro (dugout canoes) or more commonly, environmentally-friendly fibreglass replicas. In these slender flat-bottomed craft, guests are propelled by expert polers, many of whom were born in the Okavango Delta and know the winding waterways and their inhabitants intimately.