The Okavango Delta is something of a natural marvel. It’s perhaps the most incredible phenomenon across the entire continent of Africa, together with Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara. It’s up there with the greats and serves as Botswana’s most exciting safari destination. Known by its people and its awestruck visitors as “the jewel of the Kalahari”, this vast ecosystem stretching over 8,600 square miles, is nothing short of a miracle. It is, put very simply, a giver of life. Breathing existence into more than 200,000 large mammals, over 80 species of fish, 400 species of birds and countless plant life within the Okavango region, the annual floods really are the heart and soul of everything that happens here. Without the flooding which happens every year, the Okavango ecosystem would not be flourishing the way it is today. We like to think of it as Africa’s last Eden and it’s a must for every traveller’s bucket list. Here’s the ultimate guide to visiting the Okavango Delta with Signature Safaris. Read on to find out more about exploring the crown of Botswana, when to visit and what to see.