Undoubtedly one of the premium wildlife safari destinations on the entire planet Botswana is all about luxury; exclusivity and indulgence.
Botswana comprises a few iconic safari and experiential travel locations, but none as prominent as the Okavango Delta; a World Heritage Site which was listed in June 2014.
A Botswana safari would not be complete without a trip into the iconic Okavango Delta. More specifically, if possible, the Moremi National Park at the heart of the Delta. Exploring the Delta's hidden waterways, a living ecosystem that is ever-evolving is unforgettable.
Further east, the Linyanti Concession, including the Chobe National Park located in northern Botswana, holds some of the most significant elephant populations on the planet. The Linyanti is a vast expanse of wilderness offering guests the contrast of wooded savannah safaris to perennial waterways, with abundant wildlife during the drier months. The famous Savuti channel forms a significant boundary into the Linyanti and holds tales of animals that frequent many nature documentaries.
The central area of Botswana, the vast desert of the Central Kalahari, and the salt pans of the Makgadikgadi National Park are definitely for the experiential traveller, seeking more than just a wildlife fiesta. This area is home to Botswana's wandering Khoisan people and the much-loved meerkats. The centre of Botswana is also home to some of the healthiest remaining populations of cheetah in the region.
Botswana is suitable for family travel and offers great diversity for boating, mekoro, the traditional dugout canoe, walking, and vehicle-based wildlife viewing. Many camps welcome children with open arms and have many activities aimed at your little ones designed to engage them with wildlife, nature, and the environment.
Botswana boasts many remarkable luxury properties, ranging from the classic, authentic canvas camps to the uber-luxurious offerings, such as Mombo Camp, frequently named the world's 'Best Hotel Travel + Leisure'. The destination has also staged many wildlife documentaries, from the David Attenborough, the BBC, and the Jouberts. The most well-known is 'Eye of the Leopard', featuring the famous leopard named Legadima. While Legadima is no longer with us, her progeny are still roaming strong, and almost all Mombo visitors are rewarded with at least one interaction with her family members.
Botswana safari itineraries complement well with Zambia or Zimbabwe to see the Victoria Falls or South Africa. There are daily scheduled flights into both Cape Town and Johannesburg for international connections.
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- Sally & Kim Hebenstreit, Australia
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