Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, has a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush animal habitat during the seasonal floods. The massive Central Kalahari Game Reserve, with its river valleys and undulating grasslands, is home to numerous animals including giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas and wild dogs. Botswana has plenty to boast about including the beautiful and wilderness Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and one can also include Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe as part of the package.
Top Destinations in Botswana include:
Chobe National Park
When you visit the Chobe National Park, you will never forget the first glimpse of the dazzling, deep blue Chobe River, as it winds its way through sandy terrain, small towns, lush floodplains, dense
forests of mopane trees, and endless woodlands. When the dry season begins, large herds of elephant and buffalo seek the permanent waters of the Chobe and Linyanti Rivers as thousands of game will be coming as far as Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.
- Chobe Game Lodge
- Savute Safari Lodge
- Ngoma Safari Lodge
- Chobe Elephant Camp
- Crest Mowana Safari resort & Spa
Kasane is a town in the northeastern corner of Botswana, near the borders with Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It’s the gateway to Chobe National Park, known for the herds of elephants which converge on the Chobe River in the dry season. The Chobe Crocodile Farm is nearby. East of town, the Kazungula Ferry crosses the Zambezi River, connecting to Zambia. Excellent game viewing with a rich diversity of wildlife, stunning landscapes and unspoiled by mass tourism.
Accommodation, Lodges & Camps
- Chobe Safari Lodge
- River View Lodge
- aha Chobe Marina Lodge
Moremi Game Reserve
The Moremi Game Reserve initially consisted mostly of the Mopane Tongue area, but in the 1970s the royal hunting grounds, known as Chiefʼs Island, were added. The Moremi is home to the most endangered species of large mammals: the cheetah, white rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, African wild dog and lion. Over 500 bird species and over 1 000 species of plants are also recognized in the Moremi. This ecosystem is amongst the richest in Africa. And thanks to effective protection, the flora and fauna is relatively undisturbed.
- Camp Moremi
- Camp Xakanaxa
- Khwai Tented
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
The Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve, a salt pan– with an area of 3 900 sq. kms is situated in the middle of the dry savanna of north-eastern Botswana. It is one of the largest salt flats in the world. The pan is all that remains of the formerly enormous Lake Makgadikgadi. The pans themselves are salty desert whose only plant life is a thin layer of blue-green algae and very little wildlife can exist here during the harsh dry season of strong hot winds and only salt water, but following the rains the pan becomes an important habitat for migrating animals including wildebeest, zebra populations and the large predators that prey on them. The wet season also brings migratory birds such as ducks, geese and Great White Pelicans. The pan is home to one of only two breeding populations of Greater Flamingos in southern Africa, and only on the Soa pan, which is part of the Makgadikgadi
- Camp Kalahari
- Jacks Camp
- Planet Baobab
- San Camp