Although Africa possesses several remarkable natural habitats, the vast region of the Okavango Delta is truly unique. Covering 15,000 square kilometres, it is the largest land-based delta in the world.
The abundance of water within the delta belies the fact that it extends into the middle of the scorching Kalahari Desert, where the water masses of the Okavango River have created a huge maze of grass-covered rivers and ponds.
It is particularly during the dry season that huge elephant herds are attracted by the waters of the Okavango and numbers of giraffes also seem to increase at this time.
For as long as the waters of the Okavango River continue to wend their way into the desert, the paradisiacal oasis of the delta will continue to be one of the most captivating natural wonders of the world.