Okavango Delta

OKAVANGO DELTA & MAUN

Botswana’s prize possession, one of the seven natural wonders of Africa and the largest inland delta on the planet is the majestic Okavango. Named “the river that never finds the sea” by locals, this unspoilt gem is a highly recommended region to visit when exploring Botswana.

It is truly a standout feature when it comes to untouched nature at its best and is one of the biggest highlights in Southern Africa for a clear reason. It recently was named a World Heritage Site in 2014 for its drainage systems that do not occur near an ocean but instead in the Kalahari Desert. It is home to many endangered animals such as the African Wild Dog, white and black rhinos, cheetahs and lions. Activities include fishing, guided game walks, night and day time safaris, Mokoro rides, scenic flights as well as boat excursions. Accommodation varies from tented camps to safari lodges on the edge of the delta, so there is a place to stay for any sort of budget.

Known as “the place with the short reeds” due to the abundance of reeds on the Thamalakane River is Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. It is the “tourism capital” of Botswana and a gateway town for our southern and eastern African overland trips. Whilst it is still considered a village, this quaint region is growing at a massive rate due to the influx of tourists in recent times. There are hotels, shops and many activities to get involved in when staying here.

Ashanti Travel Online specializes in excursions to both these regions, so rest assured that we can plan and organise your Botswanan trip to best suit your needs and price range.

Botswana Okavango
108, 2017

One More UNESCO Heritage Site for South Africa

August 1st, 2017|Categories: Cape Town, Drakensberg, Drakensburg Mountain Range, News, Okavango Delta & Maun, South Africa, Tours|0 Comments

If you’ve been gunning to tick off all of South Africa’s heritage sites from your list, it’s just gotten a little longer – the ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape has been inscribed as a UNESCO site. (PIC: khomanisan.com) Located in the north of South Africa at the border with Botswana and Namibia, and coinciding with the Kalahari-Gemsbok Park (collectively the Kgalagadi Transfontier Park in the three countries), the area has long been home to the ǂKhomani San people, with evidence of their activity since the Stone Age. One of the last communities of San people in the country [...]

1804, 2017

The Ultimate Travel Bucket List of Southern Africa

April 18th, 2017|Categories: Botswana, Cape Town, Chobe National Park, Destinations, Etosha National Park & Caprivi Strip, Kenya, Kruger National Park, Lake Bunyoni, Lake Malawi, Malawi, Masai Mara National Reserve, Namibia, News, Okavango Delta & Maun, Serengeti National Park & Ngorogoro Crater, South Africa, Travel Advice, Uganda, Victoria Falls, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Are you planning a trip to Africa, but you are not sure what you want to do? Don’t worry, we have put together a bucket list of the top “not to miss” attractions just for you! This bucket list contains some of the most wonderful places in Southern Africa and East Africa, including amazing countries like South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. Our top 10 African experiences range from gorilla trekking in Uganda, to hiking up Dune 45 in the desert of Namibia, and searching for the big five in Kruger National Park. Start reading [...]

2408, 2016

Ashanti’s Review of our Joburg to Vic Falls Overland Tour

August 24th, 2016|Categories: Botswana, Budget Safaris, Chobe National Park, Etosha National Park & Caprivi Strip, Johannesburg, News, Okavango Delta & Maun, Overland Tours|0 Comments

In July 2016, we sent Ashanti Travel staff member, Cal Heyburgh, on our 8 Day Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Overland Tour. This compact camping safari is a great way to experience overland travel, with the opportunity to see plenty of wildlife, as well as some of Southern Africa’s most beautiful national parks, in a short amount of time. The bulk of the tour is spent in Botswana and this trip is one of the best ways to enjoy Botswana on a budget. Below is Cal’s review of his tour.     Day 1 – Johannesburg to Tuli Block, Botswana Departing [...]

2207, 2016

Tips on How to Prevent Malaria

July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Adventure Tours, Botswana, Budget Safaris, Day Tours, Destinations, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, News, Overland Tours, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Travel Advice, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Nearly half of our planets population (more than 3 billion people) are living in high, medium or low risk malaria areas. Even though there has been a massive progress in curing and preventing this disease, it still causes many deaths each year and unfortunately most of them are here in Africa. When you’re on a holiday you really don’t want to have to worry about something as unpleasant as malaria, but at the same time you want to keep the risk of contracting the disease as low as possible. Here are a few steps to help prevent Malaria:  ABC(D)- prevention Awareness of the risk. [...]

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