There are places in Botswana, or even moments, so achingly beautiful that it is difficult to reason that they are real. There were times when I was living there that I would wonder if this was not creations masterpiece – Leigh Kemp
One of Africa’s premium wildlife destinations, Botswana offers game viewing in a host of excellent reserves firmly on the must-see list of any seasoned wildlife safari-enthusiast worth their salt. The concentrations of animals residing here are phenomenally high and the country’s flagship, Chobe National Park boasts not only Africa’s biggest elephant population, but also the physically largest specimens on the continent.
Much of the Kalahari Desert – a semi-arid expanse of sandy valleys – falls within Botswana’s borders and this vast, arid land was once home to the Bushmen. In Northern Botswana, the Okavango River flows in from Namibia to form the Okavango Delta – a breathtakingly beautiful region of vast grass flats, papyrus mazes, tree-covered ridges and narrow waterways. The delta swamps of this major attraction are a haven for an incredible variety of bird and wildlife species. Because the Okavango Delta and Chobe River provide a year-round water supply, nearly all of Southern Africa’s mammal species can be spotted in parks such as Moremi Wildlife Reserve and Chobe National Park.
In the Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pans, herds of wildebeest, zebra and desert-adapted mammals annually migrate in search of permanent food and water supplies.