Blessed with the mighty Okavango Delta, Botswana is one of the most fertile and beautiful wilderness locations in the world. As one of the largest inland water systems, this Delta supports some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Unspoilt and protected by strict conservation regulations, Botswana guarantees the ultimate safari experience. Only a handful of select luxury safari camps are able to operate within this lush and varied landscape, ensuring maximum privacy and enjoyment across both dry and wet ecosystems. Here, guests can benefit from a very tailor-made experience, with the opportunity to seek out and get closer to the prolific wildlife within traditional mokoros, enjoy thrilling walking safaris, relax aboard scenic boat excursions or even interact with elephants at the exclusive Abu Camp. Experts are also on hand to provide specialist photography and birding safaris too — incredibly, Botswana has 593 species of birds and 650 species of trees!
In all, Botswana boasts no fewer than four ecosystems, four national parks and seven game reserves. A haven for wildlife, its landscape ranges from thick forests and lush green plains close to the Chobe River, in the north east, to the marshland of Savuti in the west and the dramatic salt pans of Makgadikgadi and Nxai. These striking salt pans are surrounded by the colossal Kalahari Desert (the world’s largest expanse of unbroken sand) and serve as a remnant to the ancient salt lakes which once dominated this region. Whether you yearn to see a school of hippopotamus, wish to record the vibrant birdlife, or photograph African’s largest elephant population, you will be amazed at the variety of big game and migratory species that thrive within, or annually traverse, Botswana’s borders. Take time to experience camps located in different habitats and, of course, relax beneath the majestic Baobab trees whilst listening to the astonishingly eclectic birdsong!