Botswana is one of the world’s most exciting travel destinations for exploring African wildlife in its natural state. The beauty of Botswana is found in its land formations, its wilderness and its cultural diversity.
Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting a safari. From the ancient baobabs of the Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pans, the vast open land of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the sand dunes of the Kgalagadi, to the savannah grasslands of Chobe National Park and the waterways of the Okavango Delta, the diversity is staggering.
Chobe National Park
Spanning some 11700 square kilometers, the Chobe National Park boasts one of the richest concentrations of game in Africa. Comprising four distinct eco-systems, Chobe plays host to a timeless story of African wildlife wonder, where visitors can encounter everything from the Big Five to a spectacular range of antelope, birdlife, reptiles and even rare and endangered species such as wild dog and Roan and Sable antelope.
From the mighty meandering of the Chobe River in the north to the savannah grasslands in the south, interspersed with woodland and lagoons, the Chobe National Park is Botswana’s largest and most visited authentic African safari destination.
The Okavango Delta
Emerging from a unique set of geological conditions, the Okavango is truly one of the world’s most fascinating natural phenomena.
This inland delta drains some 11 cubic kilometers of water across and area of some 15000 square kilometers into the Kalahari Basin each year, forming a labyrinth of wetland islands and game rich habitat that plays host to some of Africa’s most enthralling wildlife encounters. Everything from viewing the Big Five by makoro (dugout canoe) to huge herds of antelope and rare species on foot, a safari experience in the Okavango Delta will surpass all expectations.
One of Africa’s rare and iconic destinations, Savute is a relic of an ancient inland lake which is fed by the Savute Channel and due to intermittent tectonic movement, dries up and flows seemingly without warning.
This curious movement in water levels has resulted in a landscape littered with interesting finds. Savannahs and grasslands, scrub and majestic thorn trees play host to a wide variety of antelope and Big Five, as well as birdlife and even an annual migration of zebra and predators.