Flooded landscape llvuas at the time of the Okavango Delta Khwai River camp near Lodge of Orient Express in Botswana , within the Moremi Game Reserve Wild . Botswana. Despite being neither a national park nor a reserve , Okavango Delta Botswana is what it might mean for South Africa Kruger or Serengeti to Tanzania. No safari in Botswana would be complete without visiting this wonder of nature. Given the importance of this delta is in the whole ecosystem of the country, has a special niche . The Okavango Delta covers an area of ??about 15000 km2 through a maze of lagoons, channels and islands before disappearing in the south in the sands of the great desert of the Kalahari , indeed , the delta is known as " the jewel of the Kalahari " to be a real natural oasis amid the aridity of the land. Each fall , the abundant rains of the highlands of Angola enliven this parched landscape located more than 1000 km away . The rain water from the hills down to the Okavango River , which through its 1430 km long flowing through the Caprivi region of Namibia before entering Botswana to the east of Shakawe . That's when more than 18.5 billion cubic meters of water are scattered across the plains of the landscape into the wilderness . As water basins are filling the dusty landscape is coming alive becoming a beautiful mosaic of lush meadows , marshes , forests of miombo , mopane forests , islands and lagoons flooded open papyrus dominated , palm trees and winding canals covered by millions lily . Depending on the rains in Angola and the water level, the islands appear and disappear , so for example in the month of May, the delta it hosts a large number of animals that come in search of green pastures. The rainy season in the delta Angola matches taking place between the months of October and April and produces Okavango river flooding . These rains are usually most intense in the northern delta and lower proportion in the south. In the southern city of Maun , the contrast of temperatures in the winter months is very noticeable ( between 6 ° and 23 ° ) , when he is nothing strange frost during the waves of cold winter , but in the summer months temperatures can exceed 35 degrees in the hottest months (October). In the months of July to September rainfall is null and practically nonexistent in May and June , for against the wettest months are usually ranging from December to March. The best time to visit this beautiful ecosystem would be a little depending on what it is intended to observe , if what is sought is to watch the larger mammals the best time to visit would be between the months of May and October as is when the water levels go down and therefore the animals concentrate around them, but if the aim is to observe the large bird that lives , perhaps the best time is between the months of November to April is the season of rain. In any case, any case, when you go to visit you can not miss the opportunity to take a mokoro ride for a few hours . A unique experience that surely will make any visitor who can appreciate nature. Other places of interest located nearby the delta would Gcwihaba Caverns (known as caves or cave hyenas Drotsky ) to what is required to obtain permission from the locals of Nxainxai and be equipped with flashlights and supplies. Admission is about U.S. $ 5 pp and you can hire your visit from Maun , the Aha Hills with more than 700 million years and 300 meters high is located on the border between Botswana and Namibia. The feeling of being isolated from the world in this place is full , or the famous Hills Tsodillo actually consist of four hills immersed in hundreds of myths and legends that encompass over 2750 original paintings san.