Botswana is a great start for anyone who is wanting to experience the true untouched and raw beauty of Africa, as it remains one of Africa’s last true wilderness areas.
With over a third of the country declared as protected land, it is of no wonder that Botswana is home to the greatest elephant population in Africa. Botswana offers a range of different environments and wildlife attractions with the greatest attraction being the channels and wetlands of the UNESCO declared Okavango Delta, another one of the world’s seven natural wonders.
Described as one of nature’s great events, every year when the rains in the Angolan highlands start to make their way down the Kavango River, this then flows and fans out into the Okavango Delta. This annual event transforms the dry and barren landscape of the Kalahari into one of lush green grass and deep waterways, attracting thousands of animals from every direction and creating one of Africa’s most unique natural phenomenons.
Although famed for the Delta, Botswana is well-known for three other wildlife regions, one of which being Chobe National Park. Chobe is best known for it’s big concentrations and large herds of elephant that feed along the rivers that flow through this park.
The Kalahari Desert is another major attraction covering a massive 900,000 square kilometre range which is mostly made up in Botswana, as well as parts of Namibia and South Africa. The Kalahari sand dunes compose of the largest continuous expanse of sand in the world and one will be able to find wildlife that are specifically adapted to this harsh-living conditions as well over 400 different plant species.
Botswana truly provides guests with an unforgettable safari experience.
Our Botswana Highlights
* Drift around the narrow channels of the Okavango Delta in a traditional mokoro while getting up close and personal to wildlife on the banks, providing an entirely new perspective of wildlife from the water.
* Visit the red sands of the Kalahari Desert and learn how the animals here have adapted to surviving in this harsh climate.
* The Makgadigadi, part of the Kalahari basin, is the world’s biggest salt flats covering over 12,000 square kilometres. There is truly nowhere else like this.