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A Botswana Adventure: Safari and Discover it's Uniqueness
Map Of Botswana
A Botswana adventure becomes a reality for you as it is a land of unique, diverse beauty, and is ideally located in the very heart of Southern Africa. Its attraction lies in its vast wilderness, diverse wildlife, captivating delta's of the Okavango and cultural diversity.
A large percentage of Botswana's land area is dedicated to national parks and game reserves. Visitors can explore the lush green of the Okavango Delta in the north to the surreal red desert dunes in the south. There is an incredible variety of wildlife species in addition to the big five: Lion, elephant, buffalo, hippo, leopard and cheetah and bird-life in the most picturesque of surroundings.
There are camp sites within the national parks and game reserves, some very basic, whilst other areas have formal ablution blocks. On a self-drive safari, hiring a 4x4 is highly recommended to navigate some of the trickier roads. Botswana as a tourist destination focuses on high quality, low volume tourism to create a sustainable industry that employs a large percentage of its people, while still preserving the natural environment.
Take the opportunity to view the unique San rock art, geological wonders, and traditional art found in various parts of the country. A Botswana Adventure offers a truly unique African experience.
National Parks and Game Reserves in Botswana
Most safaris start at Maun or Kasane. Both are connected to major airports in Southern Africa or easily reached by car. Botswana has one of the broadest varieties and concentrations of wild animals worldwide and a bird watchers paradise. Encounter the Big Five whilst on safari at any of the exclusive safari lodges in Botswana
Among southern Africa's most impressive—and popular—wildlife destinations is the Okavango Delta where the Okavango River widens into the world's largest inland delta. Lying in the middle of the arid Kalahari, the swamps & water channels attract animals from thousands of kilometers around and triples in size (to 100 000 sq. km.!) during floods in July and August. Travel by Mokoro is a favorite to explore and view wildlife
Chobe National Park is Botswana's first National park and is the third largest. It has the greatest biological diversity. Chobe consists of three regions: The Serondela, on the riverfront in the N -East, where the town Kasane serves as its entrance. The Savuti Marsh and the Linyati Marsh both are teeming with wildlife and bird varieties. Chobe has the largest Elephant herd in Africa, estimated at approx 50,000. To find Safari Lodges...
Central Kalahari Game Reserve is an extensive national park in the Kalahari desert of Botswana. The park contains wildlife such as giraffe, brown hyena, warthog, cheetah, Cape wild dog, leopard, lion, blue wildebeest, eland, gemsbok, kudu and red hartebeest. The Bushmen, or San, have inhabited the lands for thousands of years as nomadic hunters.
Makgadigadi Pans consists of salt lakes that cover an area larger than Switzerland! Be prepared for spectacular sunsets, varieties of antelope and flocks of Flamingos in the correct season. The area is home to southern Africa's largest wildebeest and zebra migration, meerkats, and all species of African predators including brown hyena and white rhino, perhaps the most diverse natural wildlife habitats in southern Africa,
From the ancient baobabs of the Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve, the vast open land of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the sand dunes of the Kgalagadi, to the savannah grasslands of Chobe National Park and the mopane woodland of the Tuli Game Reserve there is a wide variety of wildlife in Botswana.
However it is in the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve that visitors will find unforgettable beauty.
Tuli Game Reserve
The Northern Tuli Game Reserve is a hidden gem. Tucked away in the easternmost corner of Botswana, it is a unique, timeless part of Africa with spectacular wildlife, breath-taking landscapes and a fascinating history. Lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted and brown hyena are among the many carnivore species on the reserve. Large herds of free-roaming eland, zebra and wildebeest are seen regularly and many other plains game are found in the area. Birding at Tuli Wilderness is excellent, with over 350 species identified in the area. Book a Lodge for a Wilderness adventure.....
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a large wildlife preserve and conservation area in southern Africa. The park straddles the border between South Africa and Botswana and is located largely within the southern Kalahari Desert. The terrain consists of red sand dunes, sparse vegetation, occasional trees, and the dry riverbeds of the Nossob and Auob Rivers which are said to flow only about once per century and briefly after large thunderstorms. However, water flows underground. The set developed part of the park is in South Africa with Lodges.....
:Moremi Game Reserve is a beautiful park covering some 1,800 square kilometres in the northeast corner of the Okavango Delta, but is a reserve in itself. It consists of permanently swamped areas, seasonally swamped areas and dry land and does not only offer water activities such as boat trips but also top game-viewing and incredible scenery. Lion, hippo, buffalo and elephans are abundant. Moremi is a bird watcher's paradise. Enjoy it all by Mokoro. Moremi Game Reserve can be reached on a self-drive using a 4x4 vehicle from Maun. Be equipped with Maps. Recommended Lodges:
Mokolodi Nature Reserve is a private not-for-profit game reserve in southern Botswana. Founded in 1994 by The Mokolodi Wildlife Foundation, it is situated on 30 km sq. of donated land 10 km south of the capital Gaborone. The nature reserve is inhabited by a wide variety of indigenous African game, bird and reptile species, some of which are rare and vulnerable to the threat of extinction. The southern white rhinoceros herd at Mokolodi Nature Reserve is part of a national breeding programme which contributes to the re-building of the national herd in Botswana.
Travel Options Most of the camps (or lodges) in Botswana cannot be reached by own vehicle. People often get lost as the tracks are not clearly visible and most private vehicles are not equipped to handle the conditions. If you are familiar with Botswana, then hiring a 4x4 vehicle is advisable, for which you will find the best prices here...
We suggest that you join a safari for your first visit to Botswana to avoid getting lost in semi-desert or stuck in sand tracks. See our recommended Botswana Safari package tours below .
Ultimate Chobe River Safari Experience
Combining the best of both worlds with a land and water based safaris. Enjoy the Chobe River in exclusive luxury houseboats and/or combined with a private safari lodge on the waters edge.In perfect harmony to the lodge, the safariboats are unmatched in style, elegance....
Offering the largest circuit of independent camps and lodges in Botswana, including the key areas of Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, Makgadikgadi Pans, Central Kalahari and Okavango Delta. You can select and design your own itinerary.
The Okavango Delta has now been officially declared the 1000th World UNESCO Heritage site. Come and experience a number of differing perspectives of this unique world of land and water. exploring the intricate waterways and islands of the Okavango Delta by mokoro.......
Proudly announcing our Captivating Chobe and Savuti package for 2015. This six night package combines two unique lodges in Savuti and Chobe, including 3 nights at Ghoha Hills Safari Lodge and 3 nights at Ngoma Safari Lodge. A first class safari experience.......