Botswana is one of the best places in the world for you to experience incredible animals. In Botswana, you will have the chance to visit the most stunning and purest national parks in the world with the opportunity to see the most beautiful animals in the wild. Today, we will select the top 3 national parks for you to add to your bucket list if you happen to be in that part of the world!
1. Okavango Delta
The Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most famous destinations. It is a swampy inland delta, and was named as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa in 2013. In 2014, it became the 1000th site to be officially inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list!
Known as “the river that never finds the sea”, the Okavango Delta provides some of the best safari experiences in Africa with first-rate wildlife, accommodation and guiding. Here you can find an abundance and diversity of animal life including no fewer than 160 mammal species, including the Big Five. It is also home to one of the richest densities of the endangered African wild dog. And, the Okavango Delta is defined as the single best destination for birders with 530 recorded species.
2. Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
If you’re planning a Botswana safari - a traveler's guide to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is definitely what you need. The experience in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is truly unique.
Makgadikgadi Pans is one of the largest salt flats in the world. This park has everything that nature offers. Depending on the kind of experience you are looking for, you can choose the most suitable time to visit the park. The pans themselves are only accessible during the dry season - from March to October, with October being the hottest month. This is when you can witness the zebra migration towards the Boteti River. Meanwhile, the wet summer season is from November to March is great for birding and game watching. This green season brings an abundance of migratory wildlife and the landscape's openness makes it a photographer’s dream.
3. Chobe National Park
If you would love to see elephants, then Chobe National Park in Botswana is a must-visit. Known as ‘The Land of The Giants’, Chobe National Park in the north of beautiful Botswana is home to Africa’s largest elephant population.
The park comprises more than 10,000km2 of rich ecosystems, diverse landscapes and an abundance of wildlife and birdlife around the Chobe River. Chobe National Park is also a hotspot for birdwatchers, with over 450 recorded species - the highest density in Southern Africa. What’s more is that there are a large herd of buffalo to be found, with great lion, leopard, hippos and crocodiles.
A trip to Chobe is not completed without a mokoro canoe excursions on the beautiful river itself. This allows you to see most of the park’s interesting wildlife and birdlife from a different perspective.
In addition, Chobe offer a wide selection of accommodation, from campsites to remote luxury lodges - most are found along the Chobe river banks. Whatever your accommodation preferences are, you are sure to be satisfied.
We're off to Botswana to visit with animals in complete nature and do it in style! The next trip to Botswana is guaranteed to run in December 2020. Going on a trip with us, you will have the chance to visit all 3 national parks with lions, elephants, giraffes, hippos, birds - the list goes on -- all doing their own thing in their natural habitat.
The best way to view all of these animals on their own turf is to go and stay where they live, and that's exactly what we'll do. We're taking over 2 luxurious and remote camps, and getting there by small bush-planes.
Thanks to Botswana's quality-over-quantity approach to tourism, we won't be encountering the crowds and zoo-like atmosphere of other countries in the region.
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