Botswana is famous for the Kalahari Desert and Okavango Delta.
Other areas to visit while on safari in Botswana are Chobe River,
Kasane, Kgalagadi, Linyanti Swamp, Makgadikgadi Pans, Maun, Nxai, and Tuli Block.
As Botswana offers some of the best game viewing and finest safari
camps in all of Africa, you can expect to pay quite high prices for a safari in Botswana.
The Botswana government has helped to create these high prices, by
granting safari companies exclusive use of vast private concession areas and limiting the
number of visitors to each area.
Botswana's Okavango Delta is often thought of as Africa's finest
Visitors to the Okavango Delta can paddle quietly among the reeds by
mokoro canoe, observing the birds and reptiles that inhabit the area.
To view the larger hippos and buffalo, it may be necessary to travel
through the papyrus swamps by motorboat.
Linyanti lies to north of the Okavango Delta, and it is here that
visitors to Botswana travel to view elephants during the dry season (June to October).
Predators in the area include lion, leopard, hyena, cheetah and wild
dogs and it is often recommended to combine a visit to Linyanti with the Okavango Delta.
A visit to the Central Kalahari reserves is best made between November
and May, when the light rains bring the normally parched land to life and encourage game
to visit the green pastures.
The salt pans of Makgadikgadi, once a vast prehistoric lake, can be
found in the heart of Botswana.
Some Botswana safari companies offer game-viewing from the air;
especially if their safari camp is only accessible by light aircraft.
A good Botswana safari would probably run from seven to ten days; with
maybe a night drive included.
Not all guests are looking for the same safari experience in Botswana,
so it pays to research what the Botswana safari company includes to find the one that
offers the best value for your interests.
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If you're thinking about an amazing vacation in Africa, consider a Botswana safari
Operating since 2006, Drive Botswana is registered in the UK with a branch in Palapye,
Botswana. Tailor-made self-drive safaris in Botswana and Southern Africa. Comprehensive
itineraries include 4x4 hire, all accommodation costs, game reserve entrance fees,
personal guide brochure and maps.
Operated by Guided Safaris of San Francisco. The North America-based safari adventure
company aims to assist the independent-minded outdoor enthusiast in planning extraordinary
wilderness safaris to Botswana.
The essence of Kwando guiding is to provide the ultimate game viewing experience and
holistic understanding of Botswana's wildlife and habitats.
Founded in Botswana in 1983, Wilderness Safaris hopes to offer guests life-changing
experiences in some of the most remote areas in Africa.
Small, intimate safari bases in Botswana don't come cheap; from $400 per person per night
in Okavango Delta's Pelo Camp to over $1,700 per person per night in Mombo Camp, within
the Moremi Game Reserve.
Ker & Downey Botswana offer two, tented Footsteps Camps (for walking safaris) in
spectacular and untamed areas of Botswana; one in a remote part of the Okavango Delta and
the other in the magnificent Linyanti swamps.
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