Botswana really is the pride of Africa – a country that after 50 years of independence has enjoyed economic and political stability. Although it is completely landlocked – its two big rivers, the Okavango Delta and the Chobe River serve as a boundary to an abundance of wildlife. It is most definitely the place to go if you want to see The Big Five!
Beautiful Botswana has been home to some incredible award-winning documentaries i.e. Lakadema “Eye of the Leopard,”, The Last Lions, Lions of Darkness as well as unique African literature in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, all which have helped to put it on the map!
Below we have compiled our top ten reasons as to why you have to visit this exquisite country:
The Delta The Okavango delta also known as the “Jewel of the Kalahari” is the world’s largest inland Delta at approximately 15000 square kilometres. This tranquil haven is home to a magnitude of lush plants and a staggering array of wildlife and birds.
Chobe A magical place, home to Africa’s largest Elephant population. Cruise down the river at sunset and marvel at the lavish vegetation, vibrant birdlife and infinite animals.
Easily Accessible By road or air!
Game boating One of the few places left in Africa that you can go on safari and get up close and personal with wildlife in an old-fashioned houseboat, speedboat or canoe.
Migrations Yearly Zebra and Antelope migrations are a real spectacle to witness. An encounter you will never forget and definitely something for the bucket list.
Not Too Many Tourists Few safari lodges and a low impact tourist policy meant that the country has not been overrun by tourists. Most of the safari lodges are small (and often) luxurious providing a very intimate, authentic experience.
Desert A unique semi-desert of approximately 50 000 square kilometres, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, is the Botswana’s largest reserve. Stark and arid its beauty is certainly is one of a kind.
Stunning landscapes Breath-taking landscapes, untouched wilderness and an extraordinary collection of wildlife will have you never wanting to leave.
Committed to conservation Botswana is a true pioneer in ecotourism and is wholly committed to wildlife and nature conservation.
Lovely People The people are truly amazing. Respectful, warm and considerate. You feel instantly at home amongst them!