Botswana, a former British colony, gained its independence in 1966 and has since grown to be one of the most stable African countries both politically and economically. So why should Botswana be on your travel bucket list?
Botswana has been rated as the no.1 travel destination for 2016 by Lonely Planet and is truly a beautiful country. It boasts some of the greatest concentration of wildlife on the African continent and one of the Unesco World Heritage sites, the Okavango Delta. The Okavango is such a diverse ecosystem offering the extreme dry season from July – September and then the times of flood from January – June where the whole area changes to a wetland, teeming with wildlife that migrate here from the Kalahari Desert area and Namibia.
We recommend Duba, Vumbura, Kwara & Shinde in the northern part of the Delta, as here you get a great mix of wet and dry activities, at a 30%/70% combination respectively.
A great recommendation is to try out one of the traditional Makoro Safaris. It is a local tradition, in which they travel in dug-out canoes across the Okavango, taking a safari to another level. You will see wildlife both large and small from a whole new perspective.
Two other activities we can recommend are walking safaris and horseback safaris, both guided by true professional guides with immense knowledge of the area and its wildlife.
The lodges and facilities are among the best in Africa. The people and staff in Botswana are exceptional and we can promise that Botswana will not disappoint. Tailored safaris are done to fit individual needs and personalities and start from around USD4000 per person, depending on the length of stay and activities.
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