Botswana – with its wild, vast expanses of remote, untouched, and untamed wilderness – is one of Africa’s ultimate safari destinations.
Botswana safaris are popular because of the magnificent displays of wildlife, the spectacular scenery, and the amazing National Parks.
You can visit the rich Botswana habitats by game vehicle, on foot, by boat, on horseback, or even by the elephant. The lodgings range from opulent lodges to well-attended camps, and everything in between.
Botswana is also well-known as a perfect honeymoon safari location, with small, intimate, luxurious lodges and camps which add an extra romantic touch to the holiday.
Whatever your pleasure, the Botswana safari holidays will satisfy your expectations.
Botswana is famous for its incredible wildlife population. There are more elephants in Botswana than anywhere else in the world – approximately 120,000.
Other mammal multitudes include lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, cheetahs, baboons, hippos, water buffaloes, antelopes, wild dogs, and sables, warthogs, jackals, wildebeest…and many more. Botswana hosts about 550 different types of birds, and birdwatchers love to visit to see the rare species.
Some of the different species include ostriches, flamingos, kingfishers, hornbills, African fish eagles, as well as the rare endangered and protected Cape Vulture.
Large reptile populations include crocodiles, pythons, geckos, tortoises, and many snakes such as the mambas, cobras, puff adders, and boomslangs.
Most people who take a Botswana safari for a holiday don’t want to miss the awe-inspiring national parks, where breath-taking scenery makes a photographer’s dreamscape for the stunning wildlife populations. The Chobe National Park hosts some of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa and is best known for its huge herd of Kalahari elephants.
In the Okavango Delta, hippos are seen swimming in the channels, and migratory bird populations return each year, complementing the dazzling array of African wildlife.
The Makgadikgadi pans sustain one of Africa’s largest zebra populations in a spectacular panorama of white salty sand.
Also found in the pans are numerous springbok and wildebeest, as well as many of the big predators; as well as spectacular breeding colonies of flamingos.
Although other parts of Africa offer stunning landscape and wildlife, Botswana is unique in the extensive numbers of wildlife populations, and the striking contrast of the Kalahari desert region with the luscious Okavango delta area.
And we must point out that Botswana safaris offer you the ultimate holiday based on your personal preferences. No matter how luxurious and opulent the lodgings are or how basic and budget-conscious the camp; your Botswana safari holiday will be a dream of a lifetime.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Graeme knights