Generally regarded as one of Africa’s premier wildlife destinations, Botswana offers a broad rage of natural habitats and a rich variety of safari experiences.
Botswana is renowned for having some of best wildlife areas on the African continent. Nearly 40 per cent of the country’s total land area is devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas. For the most part these areas are unfenced, allowing animals to roam wild and free. While on safari trips, visitors have the feeting of moving through an immense natural wonderland of incredible beings.
The main attractions of Botswana are the Okavango Delta, Moremi, Khwai, Savute, Chobe, Kalahari Desert, Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans.
In a crowed and overdeveloped world, Botswana is something of a rarity. For those who appreciate spectacular scenery, there is nowhere quite like the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest intact inland delta. Also, Botswana is home to the awe-inspiring vastness of the Central Kalahari, the world’s second-largest game reserve, as well as to the Makgadikgadi Pan, an uninhabited salt flat covering an area the size of Portugal.
The country is the last stronghold for a number of endangered animal and bird species, including, but not limited to, wild dog, cheetah, brown hyena, Cape vulture, wattled crane, Kori bustard and Pel’s fishing owl.
For many visitors, their first and most lasting impression is of the vast expanses of uninhabited wilderness, stretching from horizon to horizon, astoundingly rich animal and bird viewing, clear night skies filled with brilliance and magical sunsets of almost unearthly beauty.
How can get better than this?
Established in 1968, the park covers approximately 11.700 sq km, encompassing floodplains, swamps and woodland. The Chobe River forms its northern boundary. There are four distinct geographical areas in the park: the Chobe Riverfront, the Ngwezumba pans, Savuti and Linyanti.
The most accessible and frequently visited is the Chobe Riverfront, famous for its large herds of elephants and Cape buffalo.
Over 460 bird species have been recorded in the park, making it one of Africa’s premier venues for Bird Safaris. Common species to be seen are: Sacred Ibis, Egyptian Geese, the ubiquitous cormorants and darters, Spur-winged Geese, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Carmine bee-eaters, most members of the kingfisher family, all rollers, the unmistakable Fish Eagle, Martial Eagle, just to mention a few.