Explore Botswana’s rich and unique landscapes teeming with some of the best wildlife that Africa has to offer and discover why this is Africa’s safari capital
Botswana is a dry land-locked country roughly the size of France in central southern Africa sharing common borders with South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia. Its wildlife is of the very best in Africa with the highlight of any Botswana tour being the Okavango Delta, the largest such wetland of its kind. This unique feature made up of woodlands and grassland sustains a spectacular array of wildlife, which flourish further with seasonal floods.
With 38% of Botswana’s total land area devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas it is no wonder that Botswana is a top African safari destination, offering an extensive mix of plant and animal life.
Everything from wild dogs to aquatic antelopes have made this country their safe haven. The vast Chobe National Park is a grassland reserve boasting the highest elephant population in the world – in fact, roughly a quarter of Africa's elephants can be found here. Travellers can also enjoy the vast Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the other-worldliness of the Makgadikgadi, or enjoy a truly authentic Botswana experience and hop into a mokoro and glide through the waterways of the delta to view hippos and the rare Red Lechwe.
Nxai Pan National Park and its fossil pan is a large salt pan topographic depression, which is part of the larger Makgadikgadi Pans well-known for its cheetah population, but the biggest draw is the zebras that migrate to the area in the first months of the year (Jan- Mar) – the second largest animal migration in Southern Africa.
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Weather & Climate
Mainly temperate climate. Summer is between October and April with daytime temperatures hovering around 30°C.
When to go to Botswana
Winter is from May to September with an average temperature of 25°C; early mornings and evenings may be cold and frosty.
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