Beautiful sunset over the water in the camp safari Eagle Island Camp by Orient Express, outside the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana. Visit Okavango. The best time to visit the delta depends on what you want to see. If you are looking for are large animals, the best period is between May and October, when the water recedes and those are concentrated around water. If you want to see are birds and lush vegetation, the best time is between November and April, the rainy season. There are about forty lodges and camps in the Okavango Delta. The camps, where you can camp or rent a lodge (house or pavilion) are government property in Moremi Reserve, but not in the heart of the delta, where the private. To access them you need an all-rounder, one mocoro (typical local boats), a helicopter or a plane, reserved for more expensive camps, who have no other access. The Botswana government's intention is to avoid mass tourism on the fragile ecosystem of the park, and therefore stay and accommodation within the park are very expensive. Many of the camps organized excursions on foot and camping on islands from which to make small safaris. The ATV displacements within large islands and around the delta, are constrained in many cases by the height of the water in time of flood covers the sandy roads. In private areas even be organized nights out with ATVs, but never in the national park if you are not a scientist. The Okavango River rises in the central plateau of Angola, where it is known as the Kubango south of Vila Nova, after about 1,600 km already be in Botswana, with the great plain prior to the Kalahari Desert, where it forms the Delta World's largest indoor. Then disappears swallowed by the desert sands and evaporation without ever reaching the sea, the rivers natural destination. The fact that mainly feed produced water by the rains in Angola makes the highest level is reached in August, full dry season, while in the rainy season, when the animals can find water in many seasonal swamps, the Delta has the lowest level. This is what makes the Okavango Delta a unique place in the world where there are about 5,000 species of insects, 3,000 different kinds of plants, 540 species of birds, 164 mammals, 157 reptiles and 80 fish. The delta has undergone very little human pressure mainly due to the strong presence of the tsetse fly, carrier of sleeping sickness, which has prevented the development of societies both traditional and colonial livestock. And this problem is also a face fortunate, as the fragile ecology of the delta had not resisted excessive human pressure, especially large commercial farms. But human beings are able to adapt to almost any environment and was always human presence in the delta. A small living presence survival crops and especially fishing in its waters, which performed in large canoes built based on the natural frame large trunks. Today, these canoes known as mekoro in Setswana (mokoro singular), have become the best vehicle to visit the delta. Handled with a hanger-style boats Albufera of Valencia for example, each canoe can carry two passengers with their luggage and food, plus luggage and food-guide aircrew member. Thus, a typical path for the Okavango Delta consists of three or four hours daily browsing, stopping to see hippo pools, nests or other curiosity that is in the way, that will take us camping area. At dawn and dusk walks are performed by the different islands to observe mammals and birds that inhabit them, guided by expert boatmen who know the half-channels and the mainland as anyone knows the streets of their city. The rest of the time is spent enjoying the peace and unspoiled nature offering camping areas, preparing meals or trying to chat with the guides sitting by the fire. The minimum time to enjoy all this are three days, although from here recommend stays of five days or a week, including on the trip a tour of areas of Moremi Game Reserve.