Approximately 40% of Botswana is made up of unfenced national parks and private game reserves, allowing wildlife to move freely through their natural habitats. This therefore offers spectacular wildlife viewing and immense migrations, attracting big cats and an array of scavengers. Botswana is also home to the biggest number of elephants in Africa.
Cox & Kings travels to some of the best national parks and game reserves in Botswana and on a tailor-made itinerary you can sample each one with scenic flights in between. The Central Kalahari Game Reserve offers land-based wildlife activities to go in search of Kalahari lions and other big cats. There is also the opportunity to meet local San Bushmen who will teach you their survival techniques they have practised in order to survive in such a wild environment.
A highlight of a trip to Botswana is most certainly the Okavango Delta – it is one of the world’s most remarkable wildlife watching destinations. Here you can take water-based safaris to get an alternative view of the wildlife, in particular elephants. Also, Chobe National Park sees the second largest zebra migration in Africa between November and December and once again between February and April.
For something more relaxing, board the luxurious Chobe Princess and float down the Chobe river, viewing the variety of birdlife and looking out for elephants, hippos and baboons.