Botswana is the Jewel of Africa for unspoilt wilderness experiences. A safari tourist's dream and the ideal change to get an adventure of a lifetime. Botswana is roughly the size of France or Kenya and has one of the lowest population densities in Africa. The political and economical stability of Botswana makes it one of the safest and most attractive tourist destinations in Africa.
The Okavango Delta, which incorporates the Moremi Game Reserve is a unique ecosystem in that it is situated in the middle of the largest stretch of continuous sand in the world – the Kalahari Basin. This wetland lies like an oasis in an otherwise inhospitable landscape. The vegetation is lush, but very fragile and the wildlife is of the very best to be seen in Africa. The Okavango Delta is situated in northern Botswana, has no natural outlet to the sea and is a vast and unique eco-system covering 15000 sq km of African wilderness. Numerous well equipped safari camps within the swamps serve the visitor, providing for every need, making the region one of the prime safari destinations in Africa. No visit to Botswana can be considered complete without time spent in the pristine environment of the Okavango marshlands. An experience of a lifetime!
The Chobe National Park is located in the northern region of Botswana, is an outstanding wildlife wilderness area, which is 11 000 sq km in size and offers enormous wildlife diversity. The Chobe is watered principally by the Chobe and Savuti rivers, attracting huge concentrations of game, particularly elephant and lion in some of the highest densities in Africa. The Chobe is made up of four distinct regions - Savute, Serondela, Linyante, and the Chobe River frontage.
Savute is located 180 km north of Maun in the Western section of Chobe. The 5000 sq km Savute region is Africa's most densely populated predator area and also hosts the greatest concentration of plains antelope, zebra and wildebeest, in Southern Africa. Nowhere else will the visitor find find such a wealth of wildlife, including 350 recorded bird species, and some of the most diverse landscapes in the country. Savute is renowned for its magnificent lions and the spectacular annual summer migrations of plains game.
The vast Kalahari, situated across the western reaches of Botswana and occupying over half of the land area of the country, is one of the greatest ecological treasures and wilderness areas of the world. Protected by its sheer size and the scarcity of surface water the Kalahari has remained unspoilt by the encroaching pressures of civilization. A journey into the Kalahari wasteland is a mystical experience. The vastness of the semi desert landscape, the wildlife, the reptiles and the insects, each living out a life of interdependence in this arid land, will fascinate and enthral the observer. The thrill of the Kalahari lies in its remoteness, the wildlife, the harsh, but beautiful landscape, the great sky and the silence of this pristine African eco-system.
The Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pan National Parks are the famous salt pans of north central Botswana, the largest such pans in the world, were formed millions of years ago when the entire region was covered by a huge lake. The area is remote, even by Botswana standards and herein lies the attraction. The pans which are filled to a greater or lesser extent by seasonal rains, become the feeding and breeding grounds for huge flocks of greater flamingos, pelicans and other water bird species. On the perimeter of the pans live a wide variety of the plains game and predators.
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