The Kalahari Desert makes up the majority of Botswana, within which lies the wondrous wetlands of the Okavango Delta, sustaining a wide variety of flora and fauna.
In the North East of Botswana is the Chobe and Linyanti reserves which are renowned for their predators and large concentration of game.
Luxury safari camps are common. In the Delta’s Moremi Game Reserve, dug-out canoes are used to navigate past bird-life, hippos and crocodiles. On dry land, wildlife includes lions, leopard and black and white rhinos.
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Dominating central Botswana, the 5 million hectare of central Kalahari Game Reserve is one of the biggest protected areas in Africa. A place that may seem barren at first sight but is in fact the home to a full spectrum of plants and animals, as well as people (ancient San or Bushman Clans).
To the north-east of the Okavango Delta, along the Linyanti Fault line, lie the Chobe, Selinda and Linyanti areas. The varied woodland habitats and ancient floodplains make adding any of the camps found here to a Botswana itinerary a good choice for a balanced experience of the country. In many ways the Linyanti is an essential complement to an Okavango visit. The area is home to several unique features: the Savute Channel, once again a river in its own right attracting abundant wildlife; the Selinda Spillway, a mythic connection to the Okavango; and the productive Linyanti River frontage. Seasonal zebra and elephant migrations add further drama and the Linyanti expanse is the favoured hunting ground for healthy numbers of predators.
One of the world’s biggest inland deltas & one of the world’s top wildlife destinations, it is one of the richest & most varied habitats offering a large diverse range of beautiful flora, fauna & animals. Each year approximately 11 cubic kilometers of water spreads up to 15 000 sqm.
Unchartered Africa – Makgadigadi
The Makgadikgadi Pan, a salt pan situated in the middle of the dry savanna of north-eastern Botswana, is one of the largest salt flats in the world.