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11 Must-See UNESCO Sights in Africa

Huffington Post   in 
March 26, 2015

With golden sand dunes, thundering falls and the world’s largest population of giant tortoises, Africa’s world heritage sites encompass staggering beauty and diversity.

1. Okavango Delta

With annual flooding between June and August, this astounding delta is formed as the Okavango River meets with the basin of Botswana‘s Kalahari – the water eventually evaporating or draining into the surrounding areas. As the delta fills up during what are the driest months across the rest of Botswana, animals from far and wide congregate in the area, resulting in one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. As well as being made the 1000th UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta has justifiably been named one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. Careful conservation of the habitat means that there are only a select few lodges and camps to stay at, from where you can explore the delta’s waterways while seeking out creatures both large and small.

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