Botswana’s safari parks and game reserves:
private vs public
Botswana is unique among African safari destinations in that much of its wilderness has been divided into private concessions. While such concessions are common elsewhere in Africa, only in Botswana do they constitute such a large proportion of the country’s protected land (almost 50%). Unlike in Kenya or Tanzania, for instance, where the major public parks are huge and the private reserves comparatively small, in Botswana you can confine yourself almost entirely to private concessions and still experience the best wilderness areas that the country has to offer. This has its advantages and disadvantages, and it’s important to have a good idea of the differences between Botswana’s private and public reserves when planning your safari, particularly if you intend to visit the Okavango Delta.
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Botswana lodges and safari camps ~ In recent blogs we looked at our favourite regions of Botswana as well as the best times of year to visit them. Of course, choosing which of Botswana’s many wonderful national parks and game reserves to visit is just the first stage of your planning your safari; choosing which camps and lodges to stay at is the next step, and arguably the most important. Thankfully, Botswana is home to some of Africa’s very best accommodation, whether you’re looking for a small, rustic bush camp, a luxury lodge, or something inbetween. In this blog, our Botswana specialist Sarah Williams lists some of her favourite Botswana lodges and camps.
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Botswana Wildlife Highlights ~ Botswana’s wildlife is as rich and varied as its diverse terrain. From the plains of the Kalahari to the waterways of Linyanti, Botswana’s many different habitats are host to a vast array of species. Here we highlight just a few of our favourite of Botswana’s wildlife attractions, with special emphasis on those that are unique to the country. Continue reading Botswana Wildlife Highlights – Top 5 Botswana wildlife attractions
When is the best time to visit Botswana? Many African countries have an optimum period when the weather, wildlife and scenery combine to deliver a perfect safari, but Botswana is different, for you can visit at just about any time of the year, provided you know where to go. Each season brings its own attractions and some months have the added bonus of reduced accommodation rates too! Continue reading The best time to visit Botswana; a guide to Botswana’s seasons
The second in our May series of blogs on Botswana looks at the country’s greatest national parks and game reserves. From the lush, wetland paradise of the Okavango Delta to the dry and arid Kalahari Desert, Botswana offers a rich variety of wilderness areas, and between them many unique safari experiences that simply can’t be replicated anywhere else in Africa. Read on to learn more about Botswana’s most spectacular national parks and game reserves.
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Throughout May we will be publishing a series of blogs on Botswana, one of Africa’s greatest yet least visited safari destinations. In this introductory blog we provide an overview of Botswana and its safari parks, focusing on what makes the country unique among African safari destinations: it’s low-volume, low-impact approach to tourism and, by extension, its exclusivity.
Botswana has a well-earned reputation as Africa’s most exclusive safari destination. This small, sparsely-populated southern African country entertains far fewer tourists each year than the much more famous and iconic safari lands of East Africa, but for those few who do visit, it offers the most intimate of game-viewing experiences. Indeed, for those who want to experience Africa as it was in the days of the early explorers—wild, untamed, and untrammelled—Botswana is the safari destination of choice. Continue reading Botswana – Africa’s most exclusive safari destination