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World Heritage List reaches 1000 sites with inscription of Okavango Delta in Botswana

We are delighted to hear that Botswana’s Okavango Delta has recently become the 1000th site inscribed on the World Heritage List.

This delta in northwest Botswana comprises permanent marshlands and seasonally flooded plains. It is one of the very few major interior delta systems that do not flow into a sea or ocean, with a wetland system that is almost intact. One of the unique characteristics of the site is that the annual flooding from the river Okavango occurs during the dry season, with the result that the native plants and animals have synchronised their biological cycles with these seasonal rains and floods. It is an exceptional example of the interaction between climatic, hydrological and biological processes. The Okavango delta is home to some of the world’s most endangered species of large mammal, such as the cheetah, white rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, African wild dog and lion. It really is a unique habitat with some spectacular photo opportunities. If you would like to visit this World Heritage site have a look at the following trips

Our 21 day Victoria Falls to Cape Town Deserts and Gameparks trip

Our 35 day Lilongwe to Cape Town Deltas and Dunes trip

Our 56 day Nairobi to Cape Town Coast to Coast trip

Our 75 day Nairobi to Cape Town Grand Adventurer trip

 

 

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