Okavango Delta Scenic Flights
Moments after taking off from Sedia Riverside Hotel’s river frontage, you will enjoy the breathtaking views seen only from a helicopter, cruising at slow speeds View the crystal clear water channels meandering their way through lagoons, journey deep into the lush green flood plains exposing some of the many animal species of the Okavango region.
A unique flight over a unique Delta.
Doors are removed for unrestricted photo and video shoots
( The helicopter seats 3 guests )
AFRO TREK SAFARIS FOR BOOKINGS
A scenic flight over the Okavango Delta is the best way to gain an overall
perspective of how this eco-system works.
The Okavango Delta is a region of great diversity with the islands, tree lines,
In the North West of the Delta some areas are permanently inundated with water
and are characterized by virtual seas of papyrus.
In the Southern region, the floodwaters are seasonal and from the air, many of
the islands appear to form meandering snake - like patterns. These are dried up
rivers which became blocked by sediment deposited over the years from the slow
Many islands are created by termites whose mounds achieve sufficient height for
them not to be flooded.
Trees eventually take root on these mounds or newly formed islands,
eventually becoming large enough for sufficient transpiration to cause
chemical changes in the ground water beneath the islands resulting in
the precipitation of calcium carbonate, this process causing the islands to grow
in size. The ground water eventually becomes so saline that the trees in the centre
of the islands die off which then gives the islands an atoll appearance.
The termite, therefore, is an important species of the Okavango Delta eco-system,
the other major species being the hippopotamus, which create copious, new
channels and clear blockages in existing channels as they traverse the
These channels are very evident from the air, bloats of hippo’s can frequently be
spotted in the various channels and lagoons.
In addition to the features described above, game such as buffalo, giraffe,
impala and elephant can be also be spotted during the flight.