Visiting Students and Researchers Information

The Okavango Research Institute (O.R.I./HOORC)conducts research on Hydrology and Water Management, Ecology, Livelihoods, Tourism and Natural Resources Management. Research projects address globally relevant areas of environmental study and provide vital information to regional policy makers on management, utilisation and conservation of common pool resources (including water and wildlife) in and around wetlands. For a complete overview of research projects, visit our research project database

Information for Visiting Researchers and Students

The Okavango Research Institute welcomes research cooperation with national and international partner researchers and with students working on graduate or undergraduate research projects. To facilitate such coopearation a document outlining rules and regulations and mutual obligations has been prepared for prospective visiting researchers. To avoid disappointment, visitors are requested to take note of the information in the document BEFORE embarking on a visit. The document can be accessed as a pdf file.

A Tented Camp is available for visiting students and researchers.

The Okavango Research Institute is located near the small town of Maun; for information about Maun see: BotswanaTourism or Lonely Planet

PLEASE NOTE: Effective immediately, potential visiting fellows/scholars who require a letter of support and/or request affiliation for the purpose of obtaining a research permit (without any further collaboration taking place) will be charged P660.00/person (or USD100/person) per year. This fee will be collected prior to the letter of support being written and/or the affiliation agreed to.