There are several hidden treasures inAfrica, and the nation of Botswana is one of them. The democratic and peaceful country is about the size of the state of Texas. However, there’s tons of room to move around and explore the magnificent countryside as there are just less than two million citizens.
And what a countryside it is! Botswana is truly a combination of Africa’s best as it is home to a very pristine environment. There are some exceptional game reserves to visit which are located in the Okavango Delta. You can also visit the famous Kalahari Desert as well as isolated tent camps.
One of the most interesting and exciting adventures in this beautiful land is to take a safari. There are several excellent options to choose from. The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the second biggest in the world as it features about 54,000 square kilometres of natural beauty and fascinating animals.
If you head to the Okavango Delta you’ll find the Moremi Game Reserve there. This reserve is known by the locals as Africa’s predator capital as it’s filled with majestic lions, cheetahs, leopards, and African wild dogs. If you’re more interested in elephants then Chobe National Park is the place for you as it’s home to about 60,000 of them.
When on a safari in Botswana, there are several ways to travel and witness the wildlife. This includes walking, four-wheel drives, motorboats, and mokoros, which are traditional dugout canoes. The fine weather in Botswana makes it ideal to take a safari at anytime of the year. You’ll be able to see the most game between May and August when it’s the winter’s dry season.
Another good time to go is from September to October when spring arrives. This is when most of the animals gather at sources of water, such as rivers and small lakes. If you’re an avid birdwatcher, the best time to visit is between November and March.