Wetland Wildlife Abounds
The Okavango may well be a wetland but there are hundreds of islands that host a wide variety of wildlife. The islands range in size from the huge Chief’s Island to termite mound islets. The islands are generally comprised of floodplains and woodland.
In amongst these dry spots is a vast area of waterways inhabited by hippo, crocodiles, elephants and also much antelope.
The Best Time to Visit the Okavango Delta
The Okavango can be visited year round, although to see the delta at its peak water levels the dry winter months are the best time to go. The water reaches it high mark generally in July – September.
In the summer months – November – March – the delta is spectacular in its new growth and it is the time when the antelope drop their young.
For birders the summer months are the time when the migrants are in numbers.
Also read Okavango Seasons for a very detailed synopsis.
Not a Great Malaria Risk
It may seem that malaria would be a greater threat but in truth the lodges are remote and situated in areas that are not highly populated thus limiting the spread of the malaria virus.
That said, take adequate malaria precautions before, during and after your trip. No point in taking chances.