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Botswana Travel Tips

Botswana, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, has a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush animal habitat during the seasonal floods.  One of the great safari destinations in Africa, the massive Central Kalahari Game Reserve, with its fossilized river valleys and undulating grasslands, is home to a vast array of wildlife.

The Okavango Delta is a place where big cats and elephants roam free in one of the world's last great wildernesses. Journey by air charter from Maun to Moremi Game Reserve at the eastern fringe of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Okavango Delta.
Or imagine the Kalahari Desert, the largest unbroken stretch of sand on the planet. Botswana provides a front-row seat for unbelievable wildlife spectacles that you just must experience firsthand.

Famed for some of the world's largest herds of massive elephants, Chobe National Park is one of the great wildlife destinations of Africa, which almost guarantees the densest concentration of wildlife in Botswana. Although animals are present along the riverfront year-round, the density of wildlife can be overwhelming during the dry season, especially in September and October. Whether you cruise along the river in a motorboat, or drive along the banks in a 4WD, you’re almost guaranteed an up-close encounter with some of the largest elephants on the continent.

Botswana's climatic pattern is typical of southern Africa, some days will be bright and sunny, some will have afternoon thunderstorms, and some will just be grey. April and May in Botswana are generally lovely, with the sky clear and the landscape green. Places in and around the Okavango tend to have less extreme, more moderate temperatures than the drier areas of the Kalahari.

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