70% of Botswana’s land is covered by the Kalahari Desert. However, its flat landscape is also home to an inland delta, grasslands, and savannas. As a result, Botswana is home to a rich diversity of animal species, many of which are famously and inextricably linked to the African continent.
Check out these highlights when planning your next trip to Botswana:
1. Chobe National Park is home to one of the largest concentrations of game animals in Africa. Safaris in the region can expect to see elephants, lions, warthogs, wildebeests, and herds of zebras during their annual migrations.
2. Boasting one of the oldest cultures on the planet, the San are the residents of the Kalahari Desert. Travelers will experience the art and dances of the San, head out on the hunting trails, and see the beautiful, natural landscape on San-guided tours.
3. Although most safaris head out on motorized vehicles, some use more adventurous modes of transportation such as traditional canoes called mokoro. Okavango Delta with its maze of islands and waterways is a popular destination for these unique water safaris.
4. Don’t forget to take a cruise along the Chobe River located on the border of Botswana and Namibia. Awesome views and fantastic photography of colorful birds, hippos, and lions relaxing along the river banks.
Botswana is home to both spectacular landscapes and magnificent animals, making it a superb destination for adventure travel and photography travel. We’re heading on a group Tanzania safari in April 2013 but Botswana is next in line for a group trip to Africa. Stay tuned and join our travel club for free!