Botswana is one of the best places on the planet to spot wildlife! This land-locked African country flaunts diverse landscapes and exciting wildlife experiences, promising visitors a holiday of a lifetime. Read on to know more about the country’s most popular natural wonders.
Chobe National Park
One of the largest and most biologically diverse parks in Botswana, Chobe National Park is a place where you can have an ideal day out with your family and friends. There are four different and distinct ecological regions in the park. Home to 50,000 elephants, one of the highest concentrations in Africa, Chobe National Park is best explored on a full one-day safari.
A large inland river delta, Okavango Delta draws attention with its islands, sparkling lagoons and meandering channels. This unique wetland is situated in the heart of the Kalahari Desert and owes its existence to the Okavango River. It is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa and appeals to nature lovers from across the globe. Wildlife enthusiasts can spot lions, leopards, cheetahs and African wild dogs here.
Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Dedicated to the protection of the endangered rhinos, Khama Rhino Sanctuary is a wildlife haven in eastern Botswana. The conservancy extends across 4,300 hectares and is home to 30 white rhinos and 2 black rhinos. Besides, you can spot zebra, eland, springbok, giraffe, gemsbok, blue wildebeest, cheetah, brown hyena, leopard and the wild dog at the sanctuary.
Moremi Game Reserve
Situated in the northern part of Botswana, Moremi Game Reserve is the only protected part of the Okavango Delta. This wildlife and nature conservation area has been voted best game reserve in Africa in 2008 and is visited by a large number of tourists every year. It is a bird watchers’ paradise with approximately 500 species of birds spotted here; and you can also spot predators like lion, leopard, hyaena, cheetah, jackal and wild dog.
One of the world’s largest salt flats, Makgadikgadi Pan lies in the middle of the dry savanna of north-eastern Botswana. The salt pan is situated in the south-west of the Okavango Delta and is surrounded by the Kalahari Desert. It transforms into stunning grass-plains during the rainy season. Kubu Island is one of the key attractions here, while Jacks Camp and San Camp are two permanent tented lodging options here.