Botswana

A WILDLIFE PARADISE

CLIMATE
semi-arid & hot desert

DENSITY
9 people per square mile

% OF LAND UNDER CONSERVATION
29%

POPULATION
2,200,000

COUNTRY SIZE
220,000 square miles

CONSERVATION SCORE
9/10

Botswana is a natural wonderland, an expansive playground for some of the most magnificent animals in the world, including the “Big Five”: lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo who can wander practically uninhibited by fences. In fact, thirty-eight percent of Botswana’s total land area is devoted to national parks whose natural wonders are world famous and full of adventures from safaris, mokoro rides, elephant riding, quad biking, fishing, 4×4 off-road, and many cultural opportunities.

A land of dramatic landscapes and climates, it includes the wetlands of the Okavango Delta. Shaped like a fan and swollen with floodwaters from the summer rains, the Delta is formed by the Okavango River, the third largest in Southern Africa. In contrast, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve beckons with its dry beauty where golden grass and vast empty pans draw out the endless blue of the African sky in stark contrast. The second largest game reserve in the world, it enjoys a remote and uncrowded loveliness. Even more impressive, Makgadikgadi is one of the largest salt pans in the world. Largely uninhabited, the land lays dry and empty for most of the year only to transform with the summer rains into a flamingo’s paradise.

Botswana’s unique approach to tourism and conservation, has led this country to be able to offer a safari experience that is best described as “authentic.” The people of this land have established an identity that, while still being part of the continent, distinguishes them as a successful African country. A Cinderella story, it transitioned from one of the most impoverished nations after its 1965 independence from Britain to a vibrant, prosperous nation with the discovery of diamonds in 1967.

The country’s vast array of game reserves from Chobe National Park, Kalahari, Okavango, Moremi Game Reserve, Linyanti, Selinda, and Kwando are also home to many endangered bird and mammal species, including wild dog, cheetah, brown hyena, cape vulture, wattled crane, kori bustard, and Pel’s fishing owl. Moreover, the nation’s conservation efforts at Khama Rhino Sanctuary have helped save both white and black rhinos.

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Points of Interest
Hotels & Resorts

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Journeys

Botswana

A WILDLIFE PARADISE

CLIMATE
semi-arid & hot desert

DENSITY
9 people per square mile

% OF LAND UNDER CONSERVATION
29%

POPULATION
2,200,000

COUNTRY SIZE
220,000 square miles

CONSERVATION SCORE
9/10

Botswana is a natural wonderland, an expansive playground for some of the most magnificent animals in the world, including the “Big Five”: lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo who can wander practically uninhibited by fences. In fact, thirty-eight percent of Botswana’s total land area is devoted to national parks whose natural wonders are world famous and full of adventures from safaris, mokoro rides, elephant riding, quad biking, fishing, 4×4 off-road, and many cultural opportunities.

A land of dramatic landscapes and climates, it includes the wetlands of the Okavango Delta. Shaped like a fan and swollen with floodwaters from the summer rains, the Delta is formed by the Okavango River, the third largest in Southern Africa. In contrast, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve beckons with its dry beauty where golden grass and vast empty pans draw out the endless blue of the African sky in stark contrast. The second largest game reserve in the world, it enjoys a remote and uncrowded loveliness. Even more impressive, Makgadikgadi is one of the largest salt pans in the world. Largely uninhabited, the land lays dry and empty for most of the year only to transform with the summer rains into a flamingo’s paradise.

Botswana’s unique approach to tourism and conservation, has led this country to be able to offer a safari experience that is best described as “authentic.” The people of this land have established an identity that, while still being part of the continent, distinguishes them as a successful African country. A Cinderella story, it transitioned from one of the most impoverished nations after its 1965 independence from Britain to a vibrant, prosperous nation with the discovery of diamonds in 1967.

The country’s vast array of game reserves from Chobe National Park, Kalahari, Okavango, Moremi Game Reserve, Linyanti, Selinda, and Kwando are also home to many endangered bird and mammal species, including wild dog, cheetah, brown hyena, cape vulture, wattled crane, kori bustard, and Pel’s fishing owl. Moreover, the nation’s conservation efforts at Khama Rhino Sanctuary have helped save both white and black rhinos.

Coming soon!

Safari Camps
Points of Interest
Hotels & Resorts

Coming soon!

Journeys