Voted best African country to visit in 2016 by Lonely Planet
Home of the Okavango Delta, Kalahari Desert and Chobe National Park. Botswana has more elephants than any other country along with an abundance of other wildlife living within its amazing landscapes.
The Okavango Delta is the largest inland delta in the world covering an area of 1.6m hectares as well as being a world heritage site. The best way to explore the ‘Delta’ is on foot and by mokoro (dug out canoe) where polers guide you through the labyrinth of channels, standing like gondoliers at the rear of the boat. The Okavango is very good for birders as huge numbers of waterfowl and raptors reside there, but you also find elephant, zebra, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, lion and kudu.
In the northern corner of Botswana close to the borders of Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe is Chobe National Park. The park is 11,000 sq kilometres in size and home to a 25,000 strong elephant population along with antelope, buffalo, crocodile, lion, hippo and various birds including the African fish eagle. With the Chobe River running through the heart of the park it’s a great place to spot the wildlife.
October and November are the hottest months in Botswana with temperatures averaging 35°C while June and July have cool nights with pleasant days in the mid 20’s. The dry season runs from mid-April to the end of October with the rainy or ‘Green Season’ from November through to mid-April.
Botswana has many wildlife highlights that can be seen in Chobe National Park and on the Okavango Delta.
African Fish Eagle
Walking with the Bushman of the Kalahari
Elephants in the Delta
Okavango Delta from the air