GUIDED SAFARIS IN BOTSWANA
About Botswana: Botswana is a land of wild beauty and stunning game reserves, a perfect setting to explore the vast untouched wilderness of Africa. Botswana's beautiful reserves and landscape has yet to be discovered by the masses of tourism that cloud the rest of the Sub-Saharan Africa. Why? Simply because of the remoteness of the region's attractions. From the subtropical wilderness of the Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park with its vast herds of elephant and the haunting, ethereal splendour of the Kalahari desert.
• One of Africa's most stable democracies
• Contains the world's largest inland delta: the Okavango
• Moremi Game Reserve: one of the most beautiful wildlife parks in Africa
Guided Safaris in Botswana:
Botswana's Safari Attractions:
CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE
The largest reserve in Botswana, measuring 51 800km². The Central Kalahari Game Reserve was created in 1961 and was set aside as a region where the San (Bushman) could live their traditional way of life. This reserve is only slightly smaller than Belgium and the Netherlands combined and it is not likely that you will come across the San whilst staying there. Roads are little more than tracks and there are no facilities of any kind. Only parties with the right equipment, vehicles and experience should contemplate a visit to this reserve.
CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
Home to the largest elephant herds in the world, the world renowned Chobe National Park measures 11 700km² and incorporates two principal wildlife areas: the riverfront and the Savute. The riverfront stretches along the banks of the Chobe River from Kasane through Serondela to Ngoma Bridge. The river roads offer excellent game viewing and spectacular scenery. This region is also known for superb bird viewing, especially during the summer months. The Savute is the vast central body of the reserve, incorporating the Mababe Depression. The immensity of the depression is stunning, whether seen in the dry season, when it can appear almost desert-like and barren beyond belief, or after the rain on a crystal clear days across the vivid green of new grass.
MOREMI GAME RESERVE & OKAVANGO REGION
This pristine wilderness area of Botswana is reputed to be Africa's most beautiful reserve. There are a wide range of habitats in Moremi - from the riparian woodlands, floodplains, reed beds and the permanent wetland of the Okavango Delta, through towering stands of Mopane forests to the dry savannah woodlands. Such a wide variety of habitats implies a wide variety of wildlife and at any time of the year, game is prolific (although what is seen obviously varies with the seasons). The mosaic of land and water comprising the Okavango Delta is a birder's haven, especially from November to March when the area is brimming with migratory birds. Other activities possible in this area are fishing, photography and guided nature walks on the islands of the Delta, which lie outside the boundaries of the reserve.
MAKGADIKGADI PANS GAME RESERVE
The great grass plains of Makgadikgadi and the associated pan complexes of Sowa, Ntwetwe and Nxai are scenically stunning - the first-time visitor is invariably struck by the wide vistas and the immensity of sky and horizon. Originally part of an ancient lake bed, the terrain is characteristically dotted with shallow depressions enclosing islands of stunted acacia trees. Here, you only have to camp on the crest of some forgotten dune, watch the shadows lengthen as the sun sinks, listen to the cry of the jackal as the shroud of darkness settles, to know that you have touched the soul of Africa.