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Botswana

  • Dear Rob, as you know from my earlier note the holiday was an outstanding success and fulfilled all the hopes of our wide age range. We felt the amount of time at each place was just right (except for Theo who howled for two hours when it was time to leave Jembisa) and we all enjoyed the contrasts – warm embrace of Jembisa, stark exciting Mashatu, ritzy Cape Town, side trip back to Europe at Franschhoek and ending on a high with strong winds and a heaving sea full of whales at Hermanus. You worked it out so we didn’t lose too much time in travelling and what we did by road gave us the chance to glimpse the real world – which we needed to put the luxury into context. We really appreciated how much you put into two weeks. Thank you for taking so much trouble to interpret our wishes and if the piggy bank miraculously replenishes itself we shall be back!

    Carol and family travelled to South Africa and the Tuli Block in south-eastern Botswana
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Botswana

Introduction

Welcome to the spectacular wilderness of Botswana.


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The wilderness and wildlife areas of Botswana are some of the most expansive and untamed lands in Africa. There may be few hills or mountains to speak of, and limited cultural opportunities, but what a Botswana safari offers in utter abundance is miles and miles of pristine, unspoilt African wilderness. It is a destination best suited to those seeking an in-depth experience of nature, from the smallest insects and most colourful birds to the largest herbivores and most elusive predators.

Botswana’s premier safari region is the famous Okavango Delta, an incredibly beautiful and game-rich region of waterways, lagoons, floodplains and open woodland. It is one of Africa’s greatest wildlife areas, and a truly magical wilderness to explore, whether by vehicle, horse-back, elephant-back, mokoro, motor-boat or on foot. The north of the country also boasts the Moremi Game Reserve (part of the Okavango), Linyanti region and Chobe National Park, all of which offer superb game-viewing and are sustained by the impressive Okavango, Kwando, Linyanti and Chobe rivers. To the south, where these waters rarely reach, the habitat changes into typical Kalahari scrub grassland, a vegetated desert that stretches for eternity, punctuated only by the vast Makgadikgadi salt pans and the occasional village or farming settlement.

Botswana is known as an exclusive and expensive safari destination, which on the whole is true. Unless you are prepared to self-drive and camp (only recommended for experienced Africa travellers), or join a group and camp, it is hard to visit Botswana on a ‘budget’. However, if you are looking to immerse yourself in the natural world, there are few places that can compete.

For further information on our luxury Botswana safari ideas please call us on 01787 888590 or contact us to speak to one of our safari specialists.

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