With more than 80% covered by the Kalahari Desert, Botswana is known for the Khoi-San (Bushmen) and its preservation of wildlife. It boasts stunning game parks with luxurious accommodation. Although the Botswana safaris can be quite pricey, they offer the advantage of having fewer vehicles disturbing the wildlife.

The safari regions of Botswana include:

This 11,700 km² park is home to the largest concentration of African Elephant. During the dry season, herds of elephant congregate along the floodplains of the Chobe River. Wildlife is abundant and birds prolific. For the best of Botswana, combine a visit to Chobe with a visit to the Okavango Delta.

The Okavango Delta is the worlds largest inland delta. It is formed as waterflow, after the rains in Angola, makes its way towards the ocean. When it reaches the hot Kalahari Desert it disappears into this thirsty land forming a unique safari destination. The animals have adjusted to the harshness of the desert and rely on this valuable water source. This area offers unforgettable bird watching and much of the flora and fauna can only be found in this habitat.

Moremi is located on the eastern edge of the Okavango Delta. Safari excursions generally include game drives in open vehicles as well as motorboat cruises on the delta. Fishing is often an optional extra activity.

Savute is well known for being the best place in Botswana to see the big predators, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs. It is also the area of the second biggest summer migration of zebra which occurs November- December and again between February – April, depending on the rains.

Makgadikgadi pans is situated near the village of Khumaga in the Makgagikgadi Pans National Park. This stretches along the banks of the dry Boteti River through the parks interior and ends at the salt pans in the east. The pans are the remains of the great lakes that once occupied a significant portion of northern Botswana. Herds of 30,000 zebra and wildebeest migrate into this area searching for water which in turn increases predator activity.

The Kalahari Desert covers much of central Botswana spilling into Namibia and South Africa. It is home to one of the oldest tribes, the San (Bushman). Many animals have adapted to survive in these harsh conditions.


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