Visit Botswana – Keep the spirit of adventure alive

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Visit Botswana,Keep the spirit of adventure alive

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When it comes to safaris, Botswana is one of the perfect African Safaris destination. If you love tackling the wilderness, boarding in lodges set right in the heart of the wilderness, Botswana is the perfect place for you.

Visit Botswana by booking your safari tour via the official Botswana tourist board and witness unique wildlife roaming the wilderness in vast herds. Botswana is a relatively small country in the southern part of the African continent and has a population of two million citizens who occupy the country.

Botswana’s national parks and private game reserves cover an area that is approximately half of the country and has a rich flora and fauna. More than 17% of Botswana is devoted to National parks or Game Reserves.

National Parks and Game reserves are run and maintained by the government through the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) that employs 1200 people.

Parks to visit in Botswana include: Chobe National Park This park has a very big concentration of Elephants, up to 50,000 elephants live here. The flood plain of the Chobe River provides a great backdrop for these vast herds and in the hills that overlook the plains.

The parks and reserves are home to a variety of plant, animal and bird life that is exclusive to Botswana. Some of the best places to tour are listed below.

Makgadikgadi pans

Makgadikgadi Pans

The Makgadikgadi pans game reserve spans over an area of 12000sq km. The reserve is part of the Kalahari Basin; however it remains as one of the largest salt pans in the world. Take a trip to this game reserve and visit the two pan reserves Sowa located on the east and Ntwetwe to the west.

During the rainy season, the two pans flood and attract wildlife inform of large wildebeest herds, Zebra, Gazelles on the grassy plains. You may capture an action where predators like Lions, Hyenas work in groups to catch their next meal.

The nature scenes are nothing short of remarkable. Safari tours botswana will take you on game drives that will book you perfect viewing of the natural wildlife that roams freely. You will get to visit the Chobe River, the Tuli Block area, the Linyanti-Savute, the Kalahari and the Okavango Delta.

The above mentioned areas will give you a glimpse of  Botswana’s beautiful habitat composed of dry Kalahari thorn-veld, big perennial rivers, and classic wetlands to Mopane woodlands that are a spectacle to behold.

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

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Central Kalahari Game Reserve The reserve has a-lot to offer. It has mystic beauty, a wild of beauty and space that is infinity. Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) is the biggest and most remotely situated reserve in the Southern African part of the African continent.

CKRG is the second largest wildlife reserve in the entire world covering an approximate 52800sq kms. Summer rains in this reserve arouses the flat grasslands which offer wildlife with the best grazing lands. This period of time allows you to watch beautiful herds of eland, springbok, giraffe, gemsbok and wildebeest.

This is a wetland deep inside an arid environment. The Delta has a wide variety of habitats which include; sand veldt islands, woodlands, floodplains and riverine forests grasslands.

The Okavango Delta is home to a population of 100,000 people derived from five ethnic groups. Each group has its own ethnic identity and its own unique language. The groups are all Bantu and have for centuries engaged in batter trade. Visit the delta people and witness their hunting, fishing and farming ancient skills that haven’t been altered by civilization.

Chobe national park

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The Makgadikgadi pans game reserve spans over an area of 12000sq km. The reserve is part of the Kalahari Basin; however it remains as one of the largest salt pans in the world. Take a trip to this game reserve and visit the two pan reserves Sowa located on the east and Ntwetwe to the west.

During the rainy season, the two pans flood and attract wildlife inform of large wildebeest herds, Zebra, Gazelles on the grassy plains. You may capture an action where predators like Lions, Hyenas work in groups to catch their next meal.

The nature scenes are nothing short of remarkable. Safari tours in Botswana will take you on game drives that will book you perfect viewing of the natural wildlife that roams freely. You will get to visit the Chobe River, the Tuli Block area, the Linyanti-Savute, the Kalahari and the Okavango Delta.

Above are just a few of Botswana’s national parks which are home to the highest population of African elephants fleeing from poachers in neighboring counties, just one of many reasons you should visit Botswana soon.

Getting to Botswana

Travelers planning to visit Botswana can easily get in through Johannesburg International Airport. There are frequent flights going into Botswana through this airport.

Botswana’s main airport is Sir Seretse Khama International Airport set approximately 15km from Gaborone. Selebi-Phikwe, Kasene, Maun and Francistown are all International Airports which receive international flights.

The road system is relatively good making it easy for access all through the country, national parks and neighboring countries.

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