Many people who want to experience true Africa but are a little afraid of choosing which country to visit are now turning to Botswana. Many African countries to tell the truth are too politically unstable to visit and research must be undertaken to find the most accommodating and to also provide the all over African experience.
Botswana is situated centrally with Namibia bordering to the west, Zimbabwe to the east and South Africa to the south. It is totally landlocked and is home to the incredible Central Kalahari Game Reserve, as well as the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta.
If you are seeking a safari to see the magnificent animals then Botswana is a perfect destination; cheetahs, giraffes, and other big game run freely around the vast undulating grasslands and fossilized river valleys. In fact, there are more elephants in Botswana than any other place on the planet. Botswana also offers a plethora of other things to do and see, in this blog we will don our safari suits and undertake a wild African adventure.
You may have a preconception what a desert may look like, especially the famous Kalahari. But this magical place could have some surprises in store for the intrepid traveler. Yes, there are vast areas of endless sand but in its remoteness lies its beauty, it is without doubt one of the most romantic places on Earth.
If you time your visit correctly then you may be able to witness one of the most exciting wildlife phenomena that Mother Nature has created. The Zebra migration is a true bucket list event to witness, thousands of beasts cross the vast rolling planes in their annual pilgrimage. The best time to go to the Kalahari is between December and April as this is normally when the great migration takes place.
Chobe National Park
If it is big game and wildlife that you have come to Botswana for, then this amazing eleven thousand square kilometers of National Park will deliver it, and some. The Chobe National Park is the place to go if you want to see elephants and has been tagged as the epicenter of safaris in Botswana.
Chobe was the original national park in the country and hosts three amazing places to watch the animals: Savuti, Chobe Riverfront, and Linyanti Marshes. The latter is famous for being home to a rich concentration of predators, while the riverfront has the largest concentration of all manner of local wildlife. Savuti is kind of remote and is a very soulful place with the animals and local plant life taking center stage.
In part two of things to do and see in Botswana we travel to Kubu Island, Lake Ngami and the Okavango Delta for an exciting ride in a canoe. Botswana has some amazing wildlife and natural landscapes to explore and discover and is perfectly safe politically to visit. There are many types of accommodation you can opt for on your travels, but don’t discard camping as there are some amazing camping grounds that all add to the experience.