Destinations: Botswana

This politically stable and diverse country is a role model for the continent. The proximity to South Africa, diverse and scenic habitats, modern infrastructure and consistent government involvement in wildlife issues ensures that Botswana remains a must on any wildlife eco-tourism safari. The Okavango Delta is an oasis of Eden, whilst the Kalahari and Makgadikgadi are endearing contrasts with an equal number of characters that inspire and intrigue travelers.

The Okavango Delta is a World Heritage site, worthy of this recognition, and with game densities and diversity as such, is a must-see for all eco-travelers. It is one of the last strongholds of the Painted Dog, Africa’s most endangered predator.

The Kalahari. Acacia plains on extinct dunes and broadleaf savanna. Herds of oryx, springbuck, red hartebeest. Cheetah, leopard and lion. The widest horizons.

The Makgadikgadi. Extinct lake bed salt pans, palms and meerkats. Fabulous scenery and night skies.

The Okavango Delta. A wildlife Eden of rich wildlife diversity and abundance. The highest game densities outside the Serengeti, birders paradise. Wonderful lodges and camps.

Chobe. Elephants and buffalo on the Chobe river, boat cruises. The best experiences on water with wildlife.

Linyanti and Savuti. Rugged and abundant wildlife in area of great scenic beauty. Good predators and general wildlife viewing.