For pristine wilderness, high quality camps and superb rangers, Botswana is the ideal destination. Around 40% of the country is dedicated to national parks and private game reserves, and these are unfenced – so wildlife is able to roam freely through their natural habitats, offering superb game viewing. There are good chances of spotting endangered wild dogs, as well as big cats and large numbers of elephants, as more live in Botswana than anywhere else.
Stretching from the Kalahari to the Okavango, from Chobe national park to Makgadikgadi and Nxai pans, a range of experiences are available in Botswana. Discover the Okavango delta and its wildlife in a mokoro canoe, seek out wild dogs in the Linyanti reserve, walk with Bushmen in the Kalahari Game Reserve or perform sentry duty with meerkats in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. And when it’s time to relax, stay in luxurious boutique camps which blend perfectly into their surroundings - many offer game viewing from the comfort of their terraces.
As the country is focused on preserving its pristine environment, camps and lodges are exclusive, and often only accessible by light aircraft that fly low over this magical landscape. Once in camp, you are likely to go wildlife viewing in a small group, in an open-top 4x4 safari vehicle, well away from the crowds.
This is just a taste of what makes Botswana one of Africa’s best and most exclusive safari destinations.
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