2016 is a big year for Botswana because it celebrates 50 years of independence. There are lots of incredible destinations adventure seekers must check out while in Botswana. Located in the heart of southern Africa, the country prides itself with some of the most striking and fascinating landscapes and points of interest in Africa.
Its flatness and high aridity make it ideal for a safari. Most people live in the east side of the country where there’s plenty of rain in the summer and the weather is not that harsh on the locals. Kalahari Desert covers three quarters of Botswana; but there’s more to this destination than just sand and high temperatures. The Okavango Delta, the abundant wildlife, welcoming people and thrilling sights make Botswana an incredibly entertaining and convenient place to visit for a fantastic safari experience.
Introducing the wonders of the Okavango Delta
The Okavango Delta is famous all around the world for its emerald-green landscapes. Located in the heart of the Kalahari Desert, Okavango is the place to go to experience a memorable safari experience. This travel destination is hands-down Africa’s wonderland. The open floodplains, labyrinthine channels, and abundant wildlife make for surreal surroundings. Among some of the best activities travelers can enjoy here are nature walks, game drives, canoe safaris and boat rides. Include Moremi Game Reserve on your itinerary to admire the herds and make the most of your journey by camping in the area. There are also lodging spots for tourists of all types.
Chobe National Park
Chobe is well-known for its big game reserve, but also for its elephants and other predators. The national park should be visited between the months of June and October; around this time of the year travelers will have a unique opportunity to admire huge herd congregations along the Chobe River. In the southern side of the park, there’s Savuti, a legendary region packed with hyenas and lions.
Located far away from the main communities, Kalahari prides itself with the most beautiful grasslands and flooded plains. Home to an astounding variety of wild animals, Kalahari looks completely different from other regions in Botswana. Seasoned travelers hunting for the ultimate safari experience will find Kalahari incredibly soothing and entertaining. Major concentrations can be found up north of Kalahari where the desert comes to life throughout the summer season (December through April).
The whole area is transformed into a beautiful grassland filled with greenery and wild animals of all sorts. Leopards, lions, giraffes, cheetah, brown hyenas and numerous other types of animals are found everywhere in this period. Tourists will also have the chance to admire bird migrations, as well as lots of different reptiles and insects. The Game Reserve in Central Kalahari is a major attraction; the locals are welcoming with avid travelers and even though the local lodging spots are not the most luxurious, you’ll definitely appreciate the conventional feel of the camping sites.
Exclusive wetlands – Kwando, Linyanti & Selinda
If you’re looking for an Okavango-type travel experience, you’ll love these three wetlands. The private reserves are located at the border of Caprivi Strip, and they’ve only been recently made available for international exploring. Onsite, travelers can admire the games as well as the abundant vegetation throughout the months of June through October. During this period, the sights are just breathtaking.
Also known as the Land of Giants, Tuli Block is a less known point of interest in Botswana. Those eager to experience a different type of safari will love this place. Located near Limpopo River, Tuli Block is a territory packed with dramatic landscapes. The rocky scenery, wealth of elephants and wide variety of baobab trees make this point of interest truly unique.
Botswana is grandiose, wild and vast from all points of view. It is a spectacular travel destination which adventure seekers will absolutely adore to explore inside out. Dare to do something different this year and celebrate 50 years of independence with the locals. Find out more about their customs and traditions, relish in their local cuisine and know everything is to know about their lifestyle. The journey will exceed all your expectations!