A remarkable experience awaits you in Africa’s jewel, Botswana. The country is located in the Southern region of the continent and is famous for the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which became the 1000th site on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2014. With its unique blend of impeccable wildlife area and its charming landscapes, it is no wonder Prince Harry and Meghan Markle deemed Botswana their official hideaway spot.Housing one of the last untarnished wilderness areas in Africa, Botswana is the perfect place to live out all your wildest safari fantasies. The Okavango Delta is rich in flora and fauna with its palm-fringed channels,its vibrant green habitats, its islands and flooded plains and its papyrus filled waterways. Here, visitors are free to explore the river system by a traditionally crafted dugout canoe, locally called a mokoro. Exploring the Okavango Delta offers you the chance to experience Botswana’s exclusive river safaris where you are able to have unparalleled intimate encounters with a variety of wildlife in a tranquil environment that is free of crowds. Not only is this striking landmark a game viewers’ garden of Eden, but it is also a bird watchers bliss and a fisherman’s greatest delight.If you wish you had been alive to witness the era of giants and mammoths, Botswana brings your dreams to life with its large herds of lumbering giants. It has the largest population of elephants not only in Africa, but also in the world. These are found at the famous Chobe National Park. Here, you can go on an unforgettable boat cruise where you will be able to find antelopes, hippos, buffalos,the black rhino and large prides of lions,leopards and cheetahs. If you prefer to view wildlife against a dramatic backdrop of romantic sunset, the exquisite sand dunes of the Kalahari are a perfect spot. And for our avid adventurers, the Mashatu Game Reserve holds itself as an inviting space for mountain biking.

Why travel to Botswana?

Botswana has an impressive collection of rare wildlife sightings. While most countries in Southern Africa offer a similarly impressive range, Botswana’s pool of wildlife brings that element of surprise. You never know what unique assemblage of creatures you will find casually grazing the grass. The Moremi Game Reserve accommodates a diverse range of rare species that you probably won’t find anywhere else, including endangered wild dogs, the black-maned Kalahari lion, the African skimmer, the brown hyena,sitatunga, aardvark, the puku and red lechwe antelope.

You cannot visit the Louvre in Paris without having seen what UNESCO describes as “Louvre of the Desert” at least once in your life. At the location more commonly known as Tsodilo Hills, you will find the highest concentration of rock art in the world. With over 4,500 paintings that date back 100,000 years, you will be glad you allowed yourself to witness this extraordinary piece of history.

If you would like to witness the best of the Okavango Delta, the best time to visit Botswana is during the dry season, where the water levels are at their highest, so you will be able to visit the famous labyrinth of waterways and lagoons. This season falls between May and October, when you can expect warm, sunny days and chilly nights.

Commitment to sustainable tourism

Notably, Botswana’s government has given over a large portion of it’s land towards conservation, a sum of 17%. There have been heavy strides in including the local population in the benefits of tourism to ensure that it is managed in a sustainable way, often having the land be leased out by tribes that communally own the land. With this controlled management of the country’s land alongside a lifting of the hunting ban in recent years, the resources are experienced by tourists but the gains are shared amongst the locals and the country at large.

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