: The Jewel of Africa
Jan 1-May 31
Nov 1-Dec 15
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The Okavango Delta (or Okavango Swamp), in Botswana, is the world's largest inland delta. It is formed where the Okavango River empties onto a swamp in an endorheic basin in the Kalahari Desert, where most of the water is lost to evaporation and transpiration instead of draining into the sea. Each year approximately 11 cubic kilometres of water irrigate the 15,000 km² area and some flood-waters drain into Lake Ngami. The Moremi Game Reserve, a National Park, spreads across the eastern side of the delta.
The area was once part of Lake Makgadikgadi, an ancient lake that mostly dried up by the early Holocene. The Okavango Delta is produced by seasonal flooding. The Okavango river drains the summer (January–February) rainfall from the Angola highlands and the surge flows 1,200 kilometres in approximately one month. The waters then spread over the 250 km by 150 km area of the delta over the next four months (March–June). The high temperature of the delta causes rapid transpiration and evaporation, resulting in a cycle of rising and falling water level that was not fully understood until the early 20th century. The flood peaks between June and August, during Botswana’s dry winter months, when the delta swells to three times its permanent size, attracting animals from kilometres around and creating one of Africa’s greatest concentrations of wildlife. The delta is very flat, with less than 2 metres variation in height across its 15,000 km².
from the USA do not require a VISA for Botswana for short visits and up
to 90 days .
Tourists are welcome to visit Botswana for up to 90 days a year. Nationals from countries not listed please check with your local travel agent or contact Botswana Tourism Department at (267) 395 3024. Nationals from the following countries do not need visas:
Antigua, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgiu, Belize, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominica, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaw, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, USA, Uganda, Uruguay, Yugoslavia, Zambia
Info for South Africa ?
Always Subject to Change . If in doubt call the nearest S. African Consulate
Tourists from the USA do not require a VISA for South Africa for short visits and up to 90 days
Please make sure that your passport has enough blank pages before you travel, not only for visas , but for entry & exit stamps at all the airports . Your passport must be valid for at least 6 month beyond the date of your travel
Certain nationalities require visas for Botswana. Please note that these visas take approximately 14 - 30 working days to issue depending on the nationality. Call your nearest Botswana ian Consulate when in doubt
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