Botswana is a land of dramatic scenery and exotic landscapes – from the crystal-clear waters of the Okavango Delta to the large elephant herds in the Chobe National Park, and the desert-like terrain of Savute. Blessed with some of Africa’s most beautiful subtropical wilderness reserves and an array of African wildlife, Botswana is an unforgettable safari destination. The Okavango Delta is a magical oasis – water in the desert is a truly spectacular sight, and offers explorers a unique African wildlife experience, on board the traditional Mokoro dugouts. The wide, grassy floodplains are host to a magnificent array of wild animals, including the specially adapted sitatunga and lechwe antelopes. Chobe National Park is famed for having Africa’s largest single concentration of elephant, and will not disappoint in other game and birding encounters. Moremi Game Reserve is a bird lover’s paradise, renowned for its brilliant avian populations. Botswana is one of the most stable countries in Africa, achieving democratic rule in 1966. Like Namibia, Botswana is home to a highly prized natural resource – three of the world’s richest diamond bearing formations lie within its borders.
Landlocked by Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, Botswana boasts vast open savannahs teeming with wildlife, it is truly the Africa of your dreams. With the bulk of the vast Kalahari Desert falling within its borders, Botswana is home to most of the world’s San population. Botswana shows one of the most stable economies in Africa, largely due to its thriving tourism and diamond mining industries. Botswana is an exclusive Safari destination, and has opted for a higher price/lower numbers position, as part of a national conservation strategy. Botswana is a fantastic option for first time travellers to Africa. It is a well-established tourist destination that has retained its peaceful heritage and laid back culture. While Botswana may be slightly more costly, the fantastic atmosphere of this thriving country, and the rich wildlife reserves, are enough incentive for a memorable wild Africa encounter. Southern Africa Travel specialists, Greatest Africa are on the ground experts and are ready to assist in planning your perfect holiday to Botswana.