Specials in Botswana
Botswana is often considered one of Africa’s greatest success stories. It’s a stable and relaxed country with good infrastructure and a strong emphasis on conservation and eco tourism. It’s also one of Africa’s least-populated countries, with a population of just over two million in an area roughly the size of France. Much of the country is taken up by the Kalahari Desert.
What Botswana lacks in terms of human population, it more than makes up for in wildlife and top safari destinations, including some of Africa’s biggest names such as the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park.
Botswana’s main drawcard for most tourists is its spectacular wealth of national parks and game reserves, which include the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, Central Kalahari Game Reserve and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The country is applauded by wildlife enthusiasts for its total ban on hunting.
On top of this, Botswana’s beautiful and often contrasting landscapes and stellar sunsets are perhaps the best you’ll find anywhere in Africa.
Combine all of the above with the good infrastructure and lack of people and it’s not hard to see why Botswana is a dream self-drive safari destination.
Botswana is home to all of the ‘Big 5’ and has the biggest elephant population in Africa, the majority of which are found in and around the Chobe. Chobe and other parks in the north are also hotspots for big cat sightings, as well as for rarer species like wild dog.
Botswana is renowned for its ancient baobabs, whilst camel thorn and mopane trees are also common. The Okavango is a particularly special place to enjoy the full range of Botswana’s flora and fauna.