Botswana

Location: Southern Africa

Total Area: 600,370 sq km

Border countries: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa

Climate: Tropical maritime climate

Popularity rating:

7/10

Botswana located in Southern Africa is a world-class safari destination with some of the best wildlife viewings to offer, particularly in the famed Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park regions. The Delta offers visitors the opportunity to get out in the bushveld on foot, by dug-out canoe or open vehicle to explore the waterways, islands and savannah. The Savute and Moremi Reserves are most well known for their predators – lion, leopard, wild dog – frequently seen while exploring the marshes and great open grasslands. The vast Chobe River is a highlight of the Chobe National Park and bird-lovers paradise with more than 560 species recorded. Off the beaten track is the Central Kalahari and the great salt pans at Makgadikgadi and Nxai – seasonally available for a captivating safari experience.

Okavango Delta

At over 20,000 kilometre squared in size, Botswana’s Okavango Delta is the only wetland of its kind and supports a vast wildlife population.

Savute & Linyanti

Witness an incredible natural spectacle where lions hunt elephants at the southern bank of the Linyanti River and the Savuti Marsh region. 

Destinations

Chobe National Park

Most famous for the massive herds of elephant and buffalo that can be found here, the park borders the vast Chobe River to the north, and the Linyanti and Savute marshes to the south-west.

Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pans

Mesmerised by the white salt-encrusted land in the north-east of Botswana, they are the world’s largest salt pans. Look out for a rich concentration of flamingos and the second largest zebra migration enjoying new grasses and rain-filled pans during the rain season.

Moremi Game Reserve

Discover the most protected core of the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve. The Chief’s Island is the largest island with the richest concentration of wildlife in Botswana.

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

The ultimate get-away wilderness destination is the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in the Kalahari Desert of Botswana. Well known as the “remote” safari destination, the harsh desert environment encompasses vast expanses of sand, dunes, dry river beds and pans with sparse vegetation.

Example tours visiting

Botswana
9 Day Botswana Adventure Mobile Camping Safari & Victoria Falls
10 Night Luxury Best of Botswana
Cape Town, Garden Route, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park & Botswana Photo Safari
5 Day Botswana Safari
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