Botswana is one of the most beautiful wildlife destinations not only in Africa but in the world. The country is known as the Jewel of Africa and is renowned for its large, inland river delta – the Okavango Delta. One of the most impressive salt pans on earth – The Makgadikgadi – is in Botswana. Big part of the 6th biggest desert by area on Earth and the second biggest in Africa after the Sahara – the Kalahari desert – is also in Botswana. The Kalahari Desert is not really a desert, but rather a large arid to semi-arid sandy area in southern Africa, covering much of Botswana and parts of Namibia and South Africa. Though it’s semi-desert, it has huge tracts of excellent grazing after good rains and is rich in wildlife. A home to the Bushmen for maybe thirty thousand years, the desert was the setting for the movie The Gods Must Be Crazy, which featured a Bushman family. Nearly a fifth of Botswana’s territory is protected in national parks.
Places to visit in Botswana
- Savuti and Chobe National Park
- Linyanti Concessions
- The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
- The Kalahari Desert
- Selinda Reserve
The Okavango Delta is a unique pulsing wetland. Тhe delta covers between 6 and 15 000 square kilometers of Kalahari Desert in northern Botswana and owes its existence to the Okavango (Kavango) River which flows from Angola, across the Caprivi Strip in Namibia and into the Kalahari Desert. Located in the north-west of Botswana, the Delta is made up of floodplains, waterways, forested islands and lily-dotted lagoons. A true wilderness of green and blue fanning out of into the arid sands of the Kalahari Desert. Тhe Okavango Delta is an oasis in an otherwise dry environment and is known for its superb wildlife, with large populations of mammals and excellent birding particularly in the breeding season.
Best time to travel to Botswana
Botswana is a year-round destination.
During the dry winter season months between May and October, the bush is at its thinnest and the animals head towards the rivers and the Okavango Delta. The dry winter months are also the most comfortable time to visit as the days are warm and nights are cool, the rains have passed and there are less mosquitoes. Whether you travel for a business visit to Bostwana or as a tourist, our company can assist you according to your specific requests. You may also combine a business visit to Gaborone with a visit to Madikwe Game reserve and see Africa’s Big Five Please contact us for more information