Go to Botswana to experience magnificent landscapes and remarkable wildlife. Meet the mysterious San people (Bushmen) and get up close and personal with Mother Nature. Enjoy phenomenal wildlife viewing in the country’s pristine wilderness areas, where the sheer concentration of wildlife is astounding.
- Botswana’s Chobe National Park plays host to the largest elephant population in Africa.
- With most of its parks left unfenced, animals roam freely – affording visitors a unique experience synonymous with the golden era of pioneer safaris.
- The Kalahari Desert takes up 84% of Botswana.
- Gasp in awe at the stark beauty of the Makgadikgadi Pan, one of the world’s largest salt pans.
With a fifth of the country designated for wildlife conservation, you can be sure of an unrivalled African safari. Activities in Botswana are mostly related to the wildlife. Embark on birding, nature walks and game drives. Or hop on board a mokoro (traditional canoe) to explore the Chobe and Okavango Delta. Find the ideal accommodation that suits your pocket and style – from rustic tented camps to a luxurious safari lodge.
In Botswana, you’re spoiled for choice in terms of regions to explore. In the north, you have the Chobe River National Park as well as the Linyanti and Savuti. Around the central parts of the country, you’ll find the famed Okavango Delta and Moremi National Park. Towards the south, you’ll find the desert regions of the Kalahari National Park, home to the local bushmen. All regions are rich in game and diversity. A photographers dream come true.
WHAT TO LOVE ABOUT BOTSWANA
- WILDLIFE: Famed for its conservation efforts, Botswana is the epitome of an African success story. With large areas the country unfenced and tourism, it’s the greatest source of income, Botswana is a wildlife haven.
- SUNSET RIVER CRUISES: What better way to cap off another amazing day in Africa on a sunset river cruise? Relax on board a river boat or pontoon with a drink in hand. Watch the hippo’s and elephants and listen to the African Fish Eagle call.
- SCENIC FLIGHTS: Be it in a small charter plane going from one camp to another, or in a small helicopter, see the wildlife and nature from a different angle. See the many river and tributaries and if you’re lucky, herds of elephants.
- THE PEOPLE: From the warm, friendly greetings upon your arrival in camp, to your knowledgeable guide and the excellent food served by the chefs. The people of Botswana are well known for their hospitality and service.
- MOKORO: No trip to Botswana is complete without a game viewing trip one one of the local dugout boats. See the wildlife from ground life, whilst propelled along by your guide.
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