Botswana

Botswana

An Unparalleled Safari Experience

Experience the breathtaking and diverse ecosystems of Botswana. From the immense inland delta of the Okavango, through the Chobe National Park with its teeming wildlife to the vast plains of the ancient Kalahari, Botswana is a world of wonders.

The astoundingly prolific wildlife of Botswana makes it one of the best safari destinations in Africa. Watch huge herds of elephants roam the bush and witness life-and-death struggles as predators stalk their prey through the long grass.

Botswana is a haven for a number of endangered bird and mammal species including wild dog, cheetah, brown hyena, cape vulture, wattled crane and Pel’s fishing owl. Sighting one of these rare species will make your safari experience even more memorable.

Stunning sunsets and the African night sky, with a million stars, will leave you mesmerised. Surrounded by the magic of these wild places and the wildlife that make it their home, you’ll have an unparalleled safari experience.

Okavango Delta

A Wildlife Eden

Located at the heart of Southern Africa, the Okavango Delta is a World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.

A vast inland delta, this wetland wilderness comprises sprawling plains and islands amidst a  labyrinth of channels, reed beds and lily-covered lagoons. Animals are drawn to the life-giving water that collects here from the seasonal floods. This wildlife eden provides a safari experience that is second to none.

The Okavango Delta supports 164 mammalian species, 157 species of reptiles and 540 species of bird. Key predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs and endangered African wild dogs find sanctuary here alongside huge herds of wildebeests, buffaloes, zebras and various antelope species.

Moremi Game Reserve

Wildlife Conservation Success Story

Moremi Game Reserve is the only reserve in the Okavango and is made up of a western fly-in or boat-in portion or the eastern drive-in portion.

The first reserve in Africa created by tribesmen concerned about the rapid depletion of wildlife in their ancestral lands, Moremi was established in 1963.

Home to elephant, lion, leopard, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, red lechwe, impala giraffe, hyena, cheetah and the endangered African wild dog, this park is an exciting wildlife destination.

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Home to the Ancient Bushmen

The remote Central Kalahari Game Reserve occupies a large area of central Botswana and is the second largest game reserve in the world. The Kalahari has a wide variety of habitats with flat bushveld, mophane forests and undulating sand dunes. The desert comes alive when the summer rains arrive, transforming vast open plains into green grasslands.

Wildlife that can be seen her include giraffe, bush elephant, wild dog, leopard, lion, brown hyena, cheetah and a wide variety of antelope. During December to April a spectacular migration take place with huge herds of animals and the ever-present predators.

The ancient Bushmen, or San, have inhabited this land for millennia, roaming the area as nomadic hunters.

Chobe National Park

Spectacular Elephant Herds

Botswana’s first national park and the most biologically diverse, Chobe National Park has one of the greatest concentrations of game in Africa. Famed for its spectacular elephant population, Chobe contains an estimated 50,000 elephants, the highest concentration to be found anywhere.

The Chobe riverfront features lush floodplains and dense woodland. The Chobe River is a major water source for large herds of elephant along with giraffe, sable and Cape buffalo. This is the only place in Botswana where puku antelope can be found.

Chobe is an excellent destination for birdwatching. Large numbers of carmine bee-eaters can be seen and during the rainy season spoonbills, ibis, storks and waterfowl flock to the river.

Savuti Game Reserve

Exciting Game Viewing

Covered with open savanna and rolling grassland, the Savuti Game Reserve enjoys some exciting game viewing.

During the dry season the wildlife is drawn to the shrinking waterholes where predators lie in wait. When the rains come, the game treks to the fresh grasslands. Witness the spectacle of massive zebra migration all the while stalked by lion prides eager for a meal. Wildlife includes elephant, hyena, kudu, impala, wildebeest and more. Savuti enjoys rich birdlife with 450 species being found in the reserve.

The reserve is fed by the Savuti Channel and erratically floods and dries up. These dry spells have lefty behind hundreds of dead trees lining the channel’s bank.

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