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Botswana is one of Africa’s top safari destinations. Although 40% of the country’s land area has been given over to national parks and private game reserves, they remain totally unfenced. This means that the wildlife is allowed to roam freely through the natural habitats, meaning spectacular game viewing is available in all of the parks. 

What to see

Okavango Delta
At the heart of Botswana lies the Okavango Delta. Packed full of Africa’s finest wildlife, the crystal clear waters attract a myriad of birdlife and mammals that come to the water to drink. Tourist numbers are limited within the private concession areas, resulting in a peaceful and often exclusive wildlife experience.

Chobe National Park 
Easily accessed from Victoria Falls in Zambia, Chobe National Park is home to huge herds of elephant, buffalo, large prides of lion and prolific birdlife. Wildlife can be viewed from open-sided 4 x 4 vehicles or boat cruises on the Chobe River.

Kalahari Desert
The Kalahari Desert is a remote and beautiful safari destination and is home to the San Bushmen. At the northern end lies a group of saltpans, including the hauntingly beautiful Magadikgadi Pans, which are the remains of the world’s largest super lake. We recommend a stay at Jack’s Camp, which makes an excellent base from which to explore the area, look for brown hyena and meerkats, or take a walk with Bushmen trackers.

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Key Facts

Capital: Gaborone
Flying time from London: 15 hours
Time difference: +2 GMT
Population: 1.8 million
Currency: Pula
Official Language(s): English and Setswana
Visa (UK Passport Holders): Not required

Before You Go:

The No 1. Ladies' Detective Agency

Alexander McCall Smith (2004)
If you've got an apparently insoluble problem, then pay a visit to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s fines and only female private detective.

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

A Botswanan woman starts up the country’s first female-owned detective agency. Based on the series of novels by Alexander McCall Smith.
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