Botswana is well known for having some of the best wilderness and wildlife areas on the African continent. Over a third of the country’s land is devoted to National Parks, reserves and wildlife management areas which are for the most part unfenced and therefore allow free reign to the animals. Untamed and untameable, it is one of the last great refuges for Nature’s magnificent pageantry of life.
One of the most intense impressions of Botswana is the vast expanses of uninhabited wilderness stretching from horizon to horizon, the sensation of limitless space. It gives the ability to put us in touch with our inner selves.
Bordered to South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe (and a small area of Zambia) the land-locked country is a great safari destination. The country is predominantly flat and over two third is covered by the Kalahari Desert. Experience here, the stunning beauty of the world’s largest intact inland Delta – the Okavango; the unimaginable vastness of the world’s second largest game reserve – the Central Kalahari Game Reserve; the isolation and other-worldliness of the Makgadikgadi – uninhabited pans the size of Portugal; and the astoundingly prolific wildlife of the Chobe National Park.
Botswana has diverse areas of wildlife habitat. In addition to the delta and desert areas, there are grasslands and savannas where Blue Wildebeest, Antelopes and other Mammals and Birds are found. Northern Botswana has one of the few remaining large populations of the endangered African Wild Dog. Chobe National Park, found in the Chobe District, has the world’s largest concentration of African Elephants.