A lioness with cub on Chief's Island in Botswana's Okavango Delta.
Venture into the African wetlands with new 360-degree video
Virtual reality filmmakers capture a groundbreaking expedition to save Botswana’s Okavango Delta.
Today National Geographic premiers episode one of its new 360-degree video series, “The Okavango Experience.” Over the course of three weeks, three filmmakers joined the National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project team in Botswana as they surveyed the wildlife and ecosystems by canoe.
The Okavango Delta is a freshwater wetland in northern Botswana that stretches some 1,200 to 3,000 square miles, depending on the season. It’s one of the most biodiverse regions on the continent, home to elephants, cheetahs, rhinos, endangered wild dogs, and hundreds of species of birds.
Since 2015 National Geographic fellow Steve Boyes, a South African conservation biologist, has been leading a multidisciplinary team of scientists, guides, and support staff through the Okavango River Basin, which stretches from