Botswana may not be the first name on your lips when you think of a classic safari destination, but this land-locked African nation has some of the most intriguing and unusual safari options on offer. A Botswana safari invites you into a land teeming with life including but not limited to lions, leopards, giraffe, elephants and almost 1,000 species of birds. Botswana holidays may be less common than holidays to some of its neighbours, but this wonderful country boasts several excellent national parks, including the hard-to-reach but very rewarding Chobe National Park, an area covering some 12,000 square kilometres in the far north east, featuring some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife on the African continent.
Botswana’s interior is dominated by the infamous Kalahari Desert, a seemingly threatening environment that in fact harbours a surprising range of nature, and is home to the proud Kalahari Bushmen who have lived in the region for ten thousand years. The Okavango Delta, meanwhile, in the county’s north west, is a unique wetland landscape, providing an incredible maze of winding, papyrus-fringed waterways and idyllic islands, dotted with ancient trees. Botswana safaris are something exceptionally unique and exciting. Africa Sky offer several exclusive riverside and island lodges from which you can view the region’s wildlife or simply drift along the river on a traditional Makoro dugout canoe.
For a more traditional safari or a combined Africa holiday adventure, also consider a Kenya safari in one of Africa’s most beloved regions.
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