The Okavango Delta is said to be the world’s largest inland delta and is situated approximately 93 kms north west of Maun, Botswana. Travelling 1,600 kms from Angola through to the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, this incredible ‘Natural Wonder of Africa’ is home to thousands of plant, bird and animal species.
After living in Maun, Botswana for 4 months I’ve been privileged with regular trips to one of Africa’s most beautifully preserved wonders. What I hadn’t had the opportunity to do however was gain a birds eye view!
On my last day in Botswana I was treated to a 30 minute helicopter ride courtesy of Helicopter Horizons. After visiting the Delta a number of times throughout my stay by land I was honestly taken away by the true beauty from the sky. There are few things more stunning then seeing the lush African landscape stretch further then the eye can see! Below you can sneak a peek at Elephants playing at watering holes and if you’re lucky you may even spot a few more African animals such as Zebras, Wildebeest, Buffalo and Giraffes.
I marvelled in awe as the river twists and winds it’s way north through Botswana between swamp like vegetation. Rainfall has been dismal this season though the almost dry landscape was no less beautiful then I imagine it would be in it’s former glory. To truly absorb the breathtaking views straight out of the Lion King Movie, I couldn’t recommend more highly exploring the Okavango Delta by sky.
Thank you to Helicopter Horizons for helping me tick off a much anticipated bucket list experience!