Best of Africa: Botswana Safaris
Botswana is a wildlife Mecca. Anyone who has had the pleasure of visiting the country will agree; there’s the Big Five, wild dogs, hippos, crocodiles, snakes, birds, antelope and many more. Botswana safaris cover it all. Birders should pack their binoculars and book a hiking or walking safari so as not to miss out on any local bird species. Journey into Africa Tours and Safaris offers packaged deals to a number of southern African countries and this includes tours to amazing Botswana!
The main tourist attractions in Botswana are the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, Makgadikgadi National Park and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. These destinations should ideally be included in all Botswana safaris, if possible. The first two are “wet” areas and the emphasis is on waterways and animals in the water. The best way to see animals and their behaviour close-up is on a dug-out Canoe on one of the rivers. This is such a peaceful experience, gliding slowly over the water with the guide steering the Canoe from behind. The last two are arid parks; the Kalahari is a sandy area and the Makgadikgadi dry and filled with salt pans.
Tourists who decide to go on Botswana safaris can rest assured that accommodation is available and very presentable. Tourists stay over in the private lodges in the various areas and parks; prices differ and cater for the upmarket client as well as the one travelling on a budget. You can also select to spend the night in a tented camp for a greater “wilderness experience”. Swimming pools deflect the intense summer heat; alternatively guests can sit in an air-conditioned bar with a beer or cool drink. The red glow of the sunset is caused by all the dust in the air and watching the sun as it goes down over the horizon and the thorn bushes is one of the most magical moments in Africa.
Spend the last night of your Botswana safari experience next to an open fire, then look up to the Southern Cross, and let it guide you back to these lands. Botswana offers a not-to-be-missed experience when it comes to African safaris and tours. Whether you are looking for a family holiday or honeymoon destination, you won’t be disappointed.
Journey into Africa Tours and Safaris is a company affiliated with SATSA and the Gauteng Tourism Authority, thus showing how serious we are about quality standards and service. Contact us today to find out more about our Botswana safaris and multi-location tour options!
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