Okavango River, Maun

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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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  • The journey took us about 1 and a half to 2 hours. Our local poler-the person who steered us through the rivers of the Okavango did a great job of getting us to the island camp. He pointed out small w...  more »
  • I honestly love our Thamalakane river. It's beautiful and you just can't tired of its beauty. Watch out for the hippopotamus and crocodiles now and then.  more »
  • We were a group of 6 people travelling to the Delta where we camped for one night in one of the island in the Okavango Delta. On the arrival we did a mokoro trip for 1 hour 30 minutes to our camping a...  more »
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  • awesome and breathtaking place go to boro village by 4wd and enjoy mokoro at cheap price
  • A very relaxing and quiet place!!
  • The flow of water gives a much relaxing mood.
  • Truly majestic. Loved it!!!
  • Great river for boating, potential to catch break and barber catfish. Take caution in shallow areas, motors tend to get catch in the tall aquatic vegetaion.
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