The diamond reach nation is renowned for its world-class safari that has won the hearts of many including those of global celebrities and royalty. It boasts splendid attractions: huge game diversity and animal concentrations, as well as unparalleled attractions like the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, and the Makgadikgadi Salt Pan. The Southern African landlocked country is home to the famous Okavango Delta which turns into a lush animal habitat during seasonal floods. Botswana prides itself as a very peaceful nation which values the safety and well-being of its citizenry and those who visits her.
Why visit Botswana?
Botswana’s offerings include;
- Vast stretches of untouched, unfenced wilderness with unrivalled game viewing
- One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
- Annual zebra migration
- The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
- Over 600 indigenous bird species
- Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
- The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
- Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills
- A favourable exchange rate, superb accommodation, and infrastructure, coupled with a safe and stable environment make this a great country to visit.
Places not to be missed:
Chobe National Park
Chobe National Park is a must-see wildlife destination that includes the Savute Channel and natural beauty of the Linyanti River. The 11 000 km² (6 836 square miles) national park and Botswana’s first national park boasts the biggest concentration of wildlife in Africa as well as the continent’s biggest Elephant population. Famous for its large concentration of elephant and buffalo, which congregate along the Chobe River, Chobe National Park offers adventures such as game drives, private river cruises, excellent birdwatching, and exceptional photographic opportunities. The Chobe River which flows through the National Park is an oasis in a dry region and game is easily viewed in abundance from mid to late afternoons.
- Excellent catch and release fishing.
- Land and water safaris.
- Outstanding birdlife.
The Okavango Delta is also termed “Africa’s last Eden” and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 15 000 square kilometres (5 791 Square miles) of water channels, lagoons and islands display a spectacular scenery that also serves as a sanctuary to one of Africa’s greatest concentration of wildlife as animals are attracted from several kilometres around.
Okavango Delta’s highlights includes:
- A range of flora and fauna which translates to excellent game viewing throughout the year
- Unique accommodation offerings which include Water camps, land, and mixed-use camps
- It is home to some of the world’s most endangered species of large mammals, such as the cheetah, white rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, African wild dog, and lion.
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
Situated directly between Maun and Francistown the shimmering salt pans of Makgadikgadi along with the Nxai Pans are believed to be the largest in the world and are a must visit. The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are also a part of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park that teems with wildlife that includes predators such the Lion, Cheetah, and Hyena. The perfect time to visit is during the dry season (April to October) Zebras and Wildebeest can be spotted in thousands. The place offers not just game viewing but other activities such as historic trails under the guidance of highly experienced Bushmen trackers as well as Quad-Bike Excursions.
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