Botswana hosts a wealth of impressive wildlife and not only can you view some of the best game in the world but you can also travel in luxury and style. The country happily holds its own when comparisons are drawn across the continent. It’s here that you can experience a safari with a difference. With one of the world’s fastest growing economies, this stable democratic power is famous for its high concentration of varied game.
Botswana is a little different from some of the more highly tourist driven African countries as it typically offers excellent quality lodges and high quality safaris, albeit at a higher cost. Offering up a wonderful experience, there are fewer tourists and a sense of personal adventure when travelling in Botswana and many camps and lodges have a strong focus on conservation. With contrasting areas, Botswana has a lot more to see than a big game safari.
The Okavango Delta plays host to game reserves with wildlife aplenty, found in the likes of the Chobe National Park and Moremi National Park. The sparsely populated Kalahari desert is home to not just atypical dunes and sand dunes but a semi-arid landscape rich in wildlife and glimmering salt pans found in the Makgadikgadi.
Maze-like waterways can be experienced by motorboat or Mokoro canoe which enable you to see hippopotamus, crocodiles and the Big Five as well as lesser known and more difficult to spot wildlife in the Okavango Delta. With luxury lodges and different transportation methods this combines into a premium safari experience. The Makgadikgadi salt pans offers an experience like no other, with changing landscapes shifting from dry to wet season, you can see numbers of migratory birds and animals and salt-pan flats. The scenery and views of the Makgadikgadi stretch into the distance with a surprising range of wildlife from roaming bull elephants to the permanent inhabitants such as meerkats. The Kalahari and Makgadikgadi are sure to leave a lasting imprint in your memories.