Botswana

Botswana is well known for having some of the best wilderness and wildlife areas on the African continent. With a full 38 percent of its total land area devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas – for the most part unfenced, allowing animals to roam wild and free – travel through many parts of the country has the feeling of moving through an immense Nature wonderland.

Botswana is a rarity in our overpopulated, over-developed world. Untamed and untameable, it is one of the last great refuges for Nature’s magnificent pageantry of life.

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 is the last stronghold for a number of endangered bird and mammal species, including Wild Dog, Cheetah, Brown Hyena, Cape Vulture, Wattled Crane, Kori Bustard, and Pel’s Fishing Owl. This makes your safari experience even more memorable, and at times you will feel simply surrounded by wild animals.

The first – and most lasting impressions – will be of vast expanses of uninhabited wilderness stretching from horizon to horizon, the sensation of limitless space, astoundingly rich wildlife and bird viewing, night skies littered with stars and heavenly bodies of an unimaginable brilliance, and stunning sunsets of unearthly beauty.

Botswana
Capital Gaborone
Population 2.021 million
Dialling Code +267
Currency Botswana Pula

Sun Bird's pick of Botswana destinations

  • Okavango Swamp - One of the most sought after wilderness destinations in the world.

  • Chobe - Whether arriving by air or road, the first glimpse of the river – deep and dazzling in the sandy terrain – is always breathtaking.

  • Moremi - This gem of a National Park has garnered a number of important distinctions. in 2008, it was voted the ‘best game reserve in Africa’ by the prestigious African Travel and Tourism Association at South Africa’s premier tourism fair, Indaba.

Botswana

Okavango Swamp

Botswana

Okavango Swamp

The Okavango Delta is a unique pulsing wetland. More correctly an alluvial fan, the delta covers between...

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Chobe

Botswana

Chobe

Whether arriving by air or road, the first glimpse of the river – deep and dazzling in the sandy terrain – is always breath-taking.

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Moremi

Botswana

Moremi

Moremi Game Reserve is situated in the central and eastern areas of the Okavango, and includes the Moremi Tongue and chief’s island...

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