Botswana is not only blessed with some of the greatest wildlife spectacles I’ve witnessed, but the varied landscapes are breath-taking.
There are more Elephants in Botswana than any other country on earth, the big cats roam free along with African Wild Dogs, Rhinos are being introduced back into the wild and with the abundant of birdlife, there’s something for everyone.
Within Botswana, the Okavango Delta (largest inland Delta on earth) is a must see from a scenic flight and from the waterways within a traditional wooden mokoro (dugout canoe).
Botswana also boost the largest network of salt pans in the world. Here the country takes on a different hue, forsaking the blues and greens of the Delta for the burnished oranges, shimmering whites and golden grasslands. Although I didn’t make it to the Kalahari Desert in the centre, the Black Maned lions are suppose to be ‘a must see’. A great reason to return to these lands.
The highlight for me, was Chobe National Park on the border with Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe including the impressive Victoria Falls in touching distance. It’s famed for its massive elephants and huge population of them. A river safari on Chobe River has the largest concentration of wildlife within the park, but choosing accommodation wisely and you can have wildlife walking pass all day, every day without leaving the comfort of your chair. The nights are filled with the roar of the lions and elephants marching through the Savuti Channel.