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The richness of flora and fauna and the untouched nature are Botswana’s greatest treasure. Botswana relies on sustainable business and on ecological tourism in order to preserve the diversity of the country for posterity as well. And comfort is not waived: in luxury lodges and tent camps, all your holiday wishes will come true.
Experience the fascinating Okavango Delta, a source of spectacular wildlife viewing, and explore the iconic Chobe National Park, home to the largest contiguous elephant population.
Botswana – these are desert, scrubland and swamps that meet here. And above all, it is the diverse fauna with its large herds of animals that is at home in the famous national parks and wildlife reserves Chobe, Moremi, Central Kalahari, Nxai Pan and Makgadikgadi.
In Botswana, about 2 million people live in an area almost as big as France. The capital is Gaborone with about 235,000 inhabitants. The San Bush people are the original inhabitants of the country and still live primarily in the borderlands of Namibia and Botswana. In spite of the low population density, Botswana has left its mark on humans and consequently about 40% of the country is classified as national parks, wildlife sanctuaries or protected areas.
17 percent of the land area is designated as national parks, another 22% are under the protection of the Wildlife Department. This means that Botswana has designated one of the largest conservation areas in the world as a percentage.
Best travel time:
April and May are beautiful and very pleasant months. The landscape is still juicy and green. With warm days (about 25 to 30 degrees) and cooler nights (about 10 degrees) there is a perfect travel weather.
Between June and August, the daily maximum temperatures are 20 to 27 degrees. At night and early in the morning, it can cool down to a few degrees. These are very popular travel months as the water level in the Okavango Delta is highest and many wildlife are attracted. In addition, the vegetation goes back so that there are optimal wildlife viewing opportunities.
In September and October, the temperatures reach 25 to 30 degrees. The landscape gets drier and the animals gather at the water points. These months are considered as the best travel time for wildlife viewing.
November to March is referred to as the “Green Season”, as the summer rains begin. The temperatures reach around 30 to 35 degrees Celsius during the day and rarely fall below 20 degrees Celsius at night. During the rains, it can drop to 15-18 degrees. The showers are generally short and heavy, but alternate with long periods of drought. The “Green Season” is nevertheless a good travel time, because the rain ensures that the landscape awakens and becomes greener. Due to the ideal conditions many animals get their offspring and numerous juveniles can be discovered.
A journey through Botswana takes you to one of the most beautiful destinations in southern Africa. Whether as a round trip in small groups, private travel, lodge safari, camping safari, flight safari, exclusive private trip or individual car rental – caravan has the complete Botswana program. So the Okavango Delta is as animal-rich as hardly any other region in Africa. On our Botswana wildlife safaris you will see the vast African Savannah savannahs, home to many lions, the banks of the Chobe River with elephants and the Okavango Delta with hippos and a rich birdlife.
No other country in Africa is so concerned about the protection of its wildlife as Botswana, no country is so tempted to keep its ecological footprint as low as the mineral wealth, ie diamonds, extremely rich Botswana. And no other African country has a comparably large area of wildlife sanctuaries. Just under 40% of the inland area, which is about the size of France, is protected. All in all, good reasons to discover the country’s greatest treasure – the unique, intact nature – on a Botswana safari.
If you are looking for a nature experience on a Botswana trip, you are spoiled for choice. The most prominent protected areas are the Okavango Delta with the adjacent Moremi Sanctuary, the Linyanti Wetlands, and the Chobe National Park, which is particularly easy to access due to its proximity to the Victoria Falls and Livingstone Airports. Slightly less known, but no less interesting, is the world’s largest contiguous saltpan area, including the national parks of Nxai Pan and Makgadikgadi Pan, as well as Central Kalahari and Gemsbok National Park. Botswana has only 1.8 million inhabitants, so just 3 inhabitants per km2.
Botswana travel on your own?
A Botswana trip can also be done as a self-drive. In addition to the adventurous spirit, this also requires 4×4 experience and knowledge of frequently occurring car breakdowns. You must be able to drive for compass and excavate independently, if your vehicle has dug into the deep road sand. You should therefore not only drive in a single vehicle, but at least be in 2 cars with colleagues. For the less experienced, we strongly recommend a 4×4 adventure safari where you drive in a convoy accompanied by a local guide / guide.
Botswana trips are particularly spectacular when you visit the Okavango Delta. It is the largest inland delta in the world, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Most water in the north at the Popa Falls is already in the month of March. It can still take 3-4 months for the peak of the water to reach the southern reaches of the delta. During this time you can only get into the heart of the delta by air and then move on foot or in the mokoro dugout canoe. The best months for Botswana travel are between April and November. The rest of the year is considered a rainy season. In the other areas, such as Moremi, the Savuti or Serondela region of the Chobe National Park, you can travel all year round on the criss-cross country roads in the 4×4 vehicle.
Tips: In Botswana hardly live the endangered rhinos. To see them on your trip to Botswana, head to Chief’s Island, one of the many islands within the Okavango Delta. Another exciting combination is a boat trip with the Zambezi Queen on the Zambezi River, ideally in combination with the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
In the home of the sparkling diamonds, to which Botswana owes its wealth with its mines not far from the capital Gaborone, tourists in particular have a great fascination for the world of animals in their huge protected areas. Numerous crocodiles lurk in the shallow pools, where the powerful hippos snort. On the shore, marsh antelopes, buffalos, zebras and, of course, herds of elephants graze again and again. In the bushes, the Chakmas, the bear baboons, can only be found in the Chobe National Park. 440 bird species have listed ornithologists. A lasting experience on a Botswana trip, however, is the melancholy of the evening, when a lukewarm wind plays with the leaves and a few voices waft from the main house of the luxury camp. The view into the starry sky below the Southern Cross, the surprisingly close sounds of the wild animals, the hoarse roar of the lions and the cries of jackals and hyenas. This is the region where all paved roads end and the guest from a distant world wants to suck in every second of these incomparable impressions. A journey through Botswana is for many the fulfilment of a long-cherished dream. Imagination has no limits in this country. It can be discovered on a Botswana rental car tour, on a guided safari, on a small plane or individually with pre-booked lodges.