Reasons to Visit
The Okavango Delta is a labyrinth of waterways linking secret lagoons and marshlands, where hippo splash in the water and elephants drink at the shallows. Boat trips take you to inaccessible locations and hidden islands for a glorious spot of solitude and wildlife spotting, before a relaxing sundowner drink amongst the reeds.
On a game drive in the Delta, Linyanti or Chobe, you soon discover Botswana’s phenomenal array of wildlife. Lions are often on the prowl in the morning while night drives increase your chances of spotting leopard and other nocturnal species. As well as the cats there are thriving populations of elephant, hippo, giraffe, buffalo and even wild dog.
From the water birds of the Delta to the sand grouse of the Kalahari and flamingos on the Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana is a twitcher’s paradise. Rare species like the Pel’s fishing owl, and African pygmy goose are commonly found, with a trip to Chobe, the Delta and the Kalahari offering an unrivalled level of ornithological interest.
Bushman history is an intrinsic element in the evolution of humanity, and nowhere is this more apparent than in Botswana. Bushman communities have survived on the Makgadikgadi Pans and in areas of western Botswana for centuries. A visit there now allows you to interact with them, experiencing first hand how they cook, hunt, eat and live.
Slipping through the Delta's mazy waterways and tall papyrus in a mokoro is the most relaxing way to view game. Serenely moving along with only the gurgle of the water passing under your craft, you encounter lechwe grazing in the shallows, kingfishers perched on overhanging branches and crocodiles lurking in dark corners.
On the Makgadikgadi Pans you experience an ethereal lunar landscape unlike anywhere else in Africa. It is possible to see the curvature of the earth, sleep out under the stars, and at some times of the year watch a great wildlife migration. Although more thickly vegetated, Nxai and Tau Pans also offer unique landscapes and habitats.
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The Kwando Concession is one of Botswana’s wildest concession areas, situated in the far north of the country, along the winding Kwando River. It has excellent resident game that swells to great numbers during the dry season.
The Kwando Concession is one of Botswana’s wildest concession areas, situated in the far north of the country, along the winding Kwando River.
It is a place where lion stalk across yellow plains, crocodile slither into deep waters and the grunt of a leopard can be heard at night. There are plains where the scent of wild sage fills the air, ox-bow lakes where hadeda ibis cry and dappled ebony groves where roan and sable hide. Under vast skies, this untamed wilderness is the ideal place for those looking for an exciting safari.
The Kwando Concession has excellent resident game that swells to great numbers during the dry season. Plains game is prolific and includes buffalo, lechwe, impala, blue wildebeest, tsessebe and giraffe. Elephant are present in large numbers and in the dry season a steady procession of breeding herds come to the river to drink. Several packs of wild dog roam the area and lion, leopard and cheetah are regularly seen.
Finally, night drives reveal civets, genets, honey badgers and spring hares.
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