Botswana is a popular tourist destination in Africa; it’s home to various wildlife reserves as well as parks that attract large numbers of tourists to the country. If you are confused about where to go, Botswana is a place to visit. It offers a true wilderness of Africa.
The tourism sector is developing at a very fast rate thus having first-class hotels with excellent services and facilities. Media can display all kinds of wildlife on television but it’s much better to have a closer look at the gorgeous creatures of nature. Below are some of the best attractions in Botswana that can’t go unnoticed.
Okavango Delta is well known to be the home of so many lagoons, and lakes and it’s the biggest world inland delta. It covers an area of about 17,000 square km. Your visit to the delta will make you experience a wonderful moment, you will see over 400 species of birds such as Ostrich, and African Fish eagles in addition to wildlife like tree squirrels, bush babies, mongoose, and warthog.
If you are a fan of fishing, you will be directed to so many places and catch fish like catfish, Tilapia, and Tiger fish. The area is accessible by roads and getting to the camps is by use of light aircraft from Maun. The best time to enjoy your Botswana safari is during the winter season when the majority of wildlife depart the delta during the summer season.
It’s on record that the delta has about 200,000 big mammals that are seen throughout the year. The Lechwe Antelope is the most famous animal, it has a population of about 60,000. If you are to compare them with the impala, these are a bit bigger and roam around the water bodies since their fur is resistant to water. The Okavango will give you a chance to see the endangered African Wild Dog.
Moremi Game Reserve is a famous home of approximately 500 species of birds as well as a big concentration of wildlife such as wild dogs, cheetahs, leopards, lions, giraffes, and buffalo, spotting these in their natural setting will be memorable for a lifetime.
The central Kalahari reserve is also reachable although with time restrictions. The place is occupied by the nomadic Bushmen who have lived in this place so many years. Accommodation is quite tricky at this reserve and many visitors just come for sightseeing. The experience is worth the visit.
Chobe, well known for having large populations of elephants, has the best accommodation with better amenities and services to make their clients comfortable. Luxurious camps are also offered at Linyanti Reserve. The best spot to catch a glance of the elands is Savuti Marsh as well as Linyanti. For birdwatchers, the Serondela area is the place to visit and see many species of birds such as waterfowl, ducks, ibis, and Spoonbills.
The Chobe National Park offers a chance to see all kinds of wildlife on your Botswana Safari. On the plains of Linyanti Marsh, you will catch a glimpse of the big game, for instance, lions, buffaloes, and scavengers like hyenas and antelopes. They have a large concentration of hippos and crocodiles that you can see along the Linyanti River.
The marsh spot at Savuti is home to many elephants that come to cool off the heat and take water as well. Other animals seen include cheetahs, zebras, and wildebeest. The water bodies surrounding Chobe attract big families of giraffes thus enjoying your Botswana safari.
The Chobe National Park is one place to visit in Botswana; you will see all kinds of wildlife although you must know the right time to visit. If you are a fan of bird watching, the best time to see over 400 species of birds in the park is during the rainy season. The dry season is best for spotting big populations of elephants as they gather at the nearby water bodies to drink water.
You can visit Botswana and enjoy seeing the zebra annual migration including other animals like lions and others. Your Botswana safari will include visiting the Kuru Museum as well as the cultural center; it’s prominent for its traditional dances, cultural events, and exhibition that are celebrated all around the year.
Museum has a lot of antiques and this will help you get enough information about the ancient times of how people lived their lives. The local people are so hospitable and friendly, thus making your stay memorable. Truth be told, it’s a significant feature in Botswana.