In Botswana, ride down the magical floodplains; float down a snaking river to see the largest elephant herds in Africa sipping water from the rivers edge; get pushed on a traditional makoro (canoe) down the channels of the world’s largest delta, view a pack of African wild dogs hunting in the epic colors of the Linyanti marshlands; and see the famous Kalahari lions in the vast, gorgeous Kalahari Desert.
Cruise on a boat or slide on a dugout canoe, through one of the most remote and unique ecosystems in Africa. The abundance of bird and animal life in the Okavango Delta, the largest delta in the world, is unparalleled; seasonally, the rains of Angola fill the entire expanse. Visit Chobe National Park, covering more than 4,000 sq miles, to see a mother elephant wash its baby along the shores of the river. In Linyanti track elusive wild dogs that are nearly impossible to find almost anywhere else on the continent, and visit the saltpans and sand dunes of the Kalahari Game Reserve, where San Bushmen have roamed for 20,000 years as hunter-gatherers. Listen to their legendary distinctive ‘click’ dialect and try to follow along.
Where would you go to experience wildlife at eye level? From the lush labyrinth of waterways in the Okavango Delta to the vast emptiness of the Kalahari Desert, Botswana boasts a host of wildlife-watching opportunities to bring you up close and personal with Africa’s natural heritage. Discover your inner Bushman as you explore this game-lover’s paradise and the warmth of a sunny country and even “sunnier” people.