Botswana is one of the most diverse and enchanting African countries. The unfenced big five wilderness, wetland landscapes, history and culture make this country in the south of our beautiful continent an ideal destination which offers a variety of wildlife experiences and more.
Botswana has one of the lowest population densities in the world and with its strict tourism policies for operators to protect its natural heritage; the wilderness attractions are largely unspoilt and not crowded promising an unparalleled African adventure experience.
Herds of wildlife can be found throughout the country, both in and outside the national parks. The country has the largest population of elephants in the world and is home to a migrant population of over 120,000 of these massive creatures - one of the most popular drawcards of Botswana.
One of the many reasons people flock to Botswana is of course the world famous Okavango Delta. The Delta is a labyrinth of lagoons, lakes and hidden channels covering an area of over 17,000 square kilometres and the largest inland delta in the world. Trapped in the parched Kalahari sands it is a magnet for the wildlife who depend on the permanent waters of this unique feature. The locals have devised a unique way to manoeuvre through these waterways with “mokoros”, a traditional dugout sausage tree, offering you a unique way of exploring the waterways. Gliding silently through clear waters gives you an unparalleled perspective of the abundant wonders of the Delta.
And then there is the Kalahari Desert. The Kalahari Desert, which covers most of Botswana, is the largest stretch of wind-blown sand in Africa and hides many remarkably adapted creatures which can be found in its striking, stark landscapes. Central Kalahari backpacking tours offer a blend of ancient San culture, excellent wildlife viewing, and rich and varied plant and bird life.
The country is a bird lovers' paradise with almost 600 species of birds, including many unique and rare specimens, throughout the country. When the Makgadikgadi Pan fills with the annual rains, hundreds of thousands of water birds migrate into the country adding to the colourful spectacle.
Botswana has much to offer and is ideal for anyone searching for the real Africa. It is a safe and secure holiday destination to visit, with little crime and no unrest. The growing number of successful community based tourism initiatives makes for a widespread appreciation of tourists and the revenue they bring to the country.
Come and explore the diverse cultures of its people and nature at its best. If there’s a place where one wishes time could stand still, it is here.