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The landscapes of Botswana will amaze you but wait till you come across the abundance of wildlife. The say the wildlife is called "game" because when you go out on a safari, they are so difficult to see because they are playing hide and seek with you. That definition is not quite accurate when it comes to the game in Botswana.
The 'king of the jungle' roam as mighty as ever across the Okavango Delta with few which can stand in its way. Wild Dogs, as few as there are left, won't hesitate to come and say "hey" to you when you're on a safari vehicle. In Botswana the Wild Dogs still hunt in big numbers so be sure to have your camera ready to catch them.
During dawn, the shy leopard comes out of hiding. It follows the man-made roads to its next destination or maybe its next meal. Follow the leopards tracks to find out. The Northern part of Botswana is elephant paradise where you might be lucky to spot a few thousands during one single drive through the bushes.
Become part of the meerkat family at the Makgadikgadi Pans. When you sit close enough, they might jump up your shoulder and onto your head to make sure they are high enough to see any dangers approaching.
Places to explore
What you'll see...
What to do...
1. Okavango Delta & Moremi Game Reserve
2. Central Kalahari Game Reserve
3. Chobe National Park
4. Makgadikgadi Pan
1. The delta is filled with wildlife, birds and beautiful landscapes. It has a lot of water after the rain season which makes the scenery completely different from the dry seasons.
2. This area of grasslands are home to cheetahs, hyenas, wild dogs and giraffes.
3. This area is well known for its large herds of elephants and Cape Buffalo. Around the Linyanti and Savuti Marshes you will find numerous bird species inhabiting this area.
4. If you are fond of meerkats then this is where you will find them in abundance in the wild. During May, June and July you might come across the migration of zebras and blue wildebeests.
1. You can go on game drives, nature drives and also safari on foot at some camps. Some lodges offer a Mokorro cruise with a very well trained tour guide.
2. Enjoy sundowner drives, nature drives and game drives.
3. Go on game drives looking for the elephants and buffalos in their herds of hundreds. Enjoy spectacular bird watching either from the safari vehicle or boat on the Linyanti river.
4. Become a vantage point for the meerkats as they climb onto you to look out for any predators inbound. Experience the feeling of tens of thousands of zebras and blue wildebeests running around your car. You can also take a drive onto the salt pans; try not to get lost.