The Okavango Delta is a large inland delta spanning a vast area of 15 000 km's, with approximately 11 cubic kilometers of water flooding across it. Officially declared one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and more recently declared the 1000th World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta is truly one of Africa's great wilderness areas.
The Okavango Delta is produced by seasonal flooding fed by the Okavango River. Summer rainfall in the Angolan highlands feed the Okavango River, and after approximately a month of travelling, the waters reach the Okavango panhandle and start to flood the Delta over the next four months (March - June). Peaking between June and August, the dry winter months, the floods supply wildlife with much needed water, creating one of Africa's greatest concentrations of wildlife.
With life in the Delta governed by the winter flooding and summer rains, the Delta is both a permanent, and seasonal, home to a wide variety of wildlife, providing for unique balloon safaris throughout the year with the ever changing landscape, and movement of wildlife.
Our balloon safaris are located in the North Western part of the Okavango Delta, between the Vumbura River, and the Salinda Spillway. The area is comprised of a diversity of terrain types, ranging from large wooded forests, to wide open flood plains, and attracts a wide variety of wildlife. Large herds of buffalo and elephant visiting the area during the winter months, resident predators, and a prolific birdlife during the summer months, make this an impressive area to visit.