Botswana

Botswana is one of the few remaining destinations in Africa that still offers a true safari experience. Home to a wonderfully diverse range of wildlife, its expansive game parks and game reserves are still largely undeveloped and untamed.

When visiting, combine your big-game viewing in Chobe National Park, Moremi or Savute Game reserve with the unique experience of travelling down Okavango Delta in mokoros: dug-out canoes. The Okavango River empties into the Kalahari sands to create the largest inland river delta in the world.

Remember, while the Okavango Delta is home to relatively few large game animals in comparison to other areas of Botswana, its clear waters and myriad small islands are home to an astounding variety of birds, plants, and smaller species of animals.

Botswana’s offers something to everyone. From luxury lodges, fine dining and cocktails at sunset to adventurous camping safaris. Unique natural features like the Okavango River inland delta which forms the western edge of a migration route that stretches northeast from Moremi Game Reserve through the Savuti to Chobe National Park on the Chobe River and beyond into Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. The Central Kalahari with its wide open spaces and wonderful wildlife. The San Bushman paintings adorning rocks of Tsodilo Hills.

Main areas in Botswana include:

Moremi Game Reserve: The Moremi Game Reserve covers much of the eastern side of the Delta, and combines permanent water, with drier areas – making for some startling, and unexpected contrasts. In the Moremi, you can experience excellent savannah game viewing by 4×4, as well as bird-watching on the lagoons.

Okavango Delta: The Okavango Delta is one of the world’s largest inland water systems.

Millions of years ago the Okavango river use to flow into a large inland lake called Lake Makgadikgadi (now Makgadikgadi Pans). Safari activities by water are the primary speciality of the Okavango – the mokoro – a dugout canoe which is ‘poled’ along by your Guide is the most evocative way of exploring the numerous waterways. Motor launches travel on the main waterways and lagoons.

Chobe National Park: The Chobe National Park, which is the second largest national park in Botswana and covers 10,566 square kilometres, has one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent.
Its uniqueness in the abundance of wildlife and the true African nature of the region offers a safari experience of a lifetime.

A major feature of Chobe National Park is its elephant population. First of all, the Chobe elephant comprises part of what is probably the largest surviving continuous elephant population. This population covers most of northern Botswana plus northwestern Zimbabwe.

Botswana’s elephant population is currently estimated at around 120,000.

Savute: Savuti boasts one of the highest concentrations of wildlife left on the African continent.

Animals are present during all seasons, and at certain times of the year, their numbers can be staggering. If you allow yourself adequate time here (a minimum of three to four days is recommended) you will probably see nearly all the major species: giraffe, elephant, zebra, impala, tsessebe, roan, sable, wildebeest, kudu, buffalo, waterbuck, warthog, eland and accompanying predators including lion, hyaena, jackal, bat-eared fox and possibly even cheetah and wild dog.

Savuti is famous for its predators, particularly its resident lions and spotted hyaena populations. Almost certainly you will hear a lion at night.

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