Botswana is renowned for its game reserves that overflow with abundant wildlife and birdlife. Botswana is Landlocked by South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. It encompasses predominantly flat landscapes that make way for picture-perfect views of vast horizons and landmarks such as the Kalahari Desert, Okavango Delta, and Chobe National Park.
Blessed with dramatic wilderness vistas, Botswana often delivers equally dramatic changes in weather. It remains the perfect safari destination for any time of year with 300 days of sunshine, as the dry season encourages wildlife to gather along rivers and waterholes, and the wet season attracts herds of game to fresh, lush new pasture along the floodplains.
The Okavango Delta was formed where the Okavango River reaches a tectonic trough in the central part of the endorheic basin of the Kalahari. All the water reaching the delta is ultimately evaporated and transpired and does not flow into any sea or ocean.
Each year, about 11 cubic kilometres (2.6 cu mi) of water spread over the 6,000–15,000 km2 (2,300–5,800 sq mi) area. Some flood waters drain into Lake Ngami. The area was once part of Lake Makgadikgadi, an ancient lake that had mostly dried up by the early Holocene.
Moremi Game Reserve
Moremi Game Reserve is just under 5,000 square kilometres (1,900 sq mi) in extent, covering much of the eastern side of the Okavango Delta and combining permanent water with drier areas, which create some startling and unexpected contrasts.Some prominent geographical features of the Reserve are Chiefs Island and the Moremi Tongue. In the Moremi Reserve one can experience excellent views of savannah game as well as bird-watching on the lagoons. There are also thickly wooded areas, which are home to the Cape wild dog and leopard.
Chobe National Park
Chobe National Park is Botswana’s first national park, and also the most biologically diverse. It is a true wildlife paradise and one of the best national parks in Southern Africa. Just one peek at the variety of wildlife and lush vegetation and you will be mesmerized forever!
Chobe National Park is extremely lush because of the many waterways. The Chobe River flows through the park and draws many animals and birds during the dry season
Mashatu Game Reserve
Located in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve of Botswana which is situated between the Tuli Safari Area, a national park in Zimbabwe and the Mapungubwe National Park, a World Heritage Site in South Africa. Mashatu shares unfenced borders with both the South African and Zimbabwean national parks in the south and north respectively.
Savuti & Linyanti Areas
The Savuti area borders the Delta to the west and Chobe National Park to the east and is one of Africa’s best known big game areas. Savuti is a Place of beauty and boasts one of the greatest concentrations of animals in Southern Africa.
The Linyanti and upper Savuti areas are among the most beautiful in Botswana. The game-viewing can be exceptional, and the wide variety of activities make this an area not be missed.