Botswana – a gathering of waters and wildlife. The famous Okavango Delta holds a pristine scenic beauty. Moremi Wildlife Reserve is one of the most diverse habitats in the world and houses a wide spectrum of the animal kingdom. In this reserve, game is abundant and varied.
Discover brilliant Botswana
Botswana is a truly unique country and home to one of the last great natural wonders of the world, the Okavango Delta. Here, you can travel by a traditional hand-carved canoe (a mokoro) through a world of great physical beauty, where you can intimately observe the bird domain. The vast grasslands of Savute and Chobe yield huge herds of elephant. This is the land of the San people, the first inhabitants of Botswana. Much of their early history and culture are recorded in rock paintings, folk tales and songs.
Gems of Botswana
Chobe National Park
The semi-desert region of Chobe National Park, located in the northeastern corner of Botswana near the Zimbabwe border, covers 11,700 square kilometers of savannah. Chobe is split into two dramatically different wilderness areas: the arid Savute in the south, which is famous for its lion; and the lush Chobe in the north, famous for its large herds of elephant. The flood plain of the Chobe River provides large stretches of grassland that support large herds of antelope and accompanying predators.
One of the last great natural wonders of the world, a spectacular land where the Okavango River meets the Kalahari Desert to create a vast and fertile delta. The resultant habitat of waterways and islands is an oasis of serenity. Spread across northwestern Botswana, it is a land of meandering waterways, lush wetlands and flat plains, and it is home to thousands of different species of plant, birds and animals.
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Moremi borders the Okavango Delta and is a combination of permanent swamp islands, flood plains, forests and winding waterways that finally sink into the sands of the Kalahari. Because of its diversified ecosystems, Moremi harbors a wide variety of wildlife and spectacular scenery.
This region in Botswana consists of two major basins that are relics of a massive lake and swampland that existed between about 2 million and 40,000 years ago. During the summer months (November to April) the focus is on the thousands of zebra that migrate from the Boteti River and Makgadikgadi Pans National Park immediately to the west. During these months, the pans fill with water and attract numerous species of birds from flamingos to wattled cranes and pelicans. During the dry or winter months, the migrations move westward to the water available in the Boteti River but many desert-adapted creatures remain resident.
The Kalahari Dessert
The Kalahari is not a true desert but rather an arid savannah wilderness-its broad, largely featureless plains are clad by sweet grasses and by patches of camelthorn, blackthorn and other acacias. Despite the seemingly forbidding environment, the Kalahari manages to sustain its wildlife populations, and is host to a surprisingly rich diversity of animals-among them springbok, gemsbok, blue wildebeest, eland and red hartebeest that are superbly adapted to the bone-dry conditions.
|Summer: Oct - Mar||
Hot days, warm nights, you may experience thunderstorms from Dec - Mar.
Average Temperatures: 64/90
|Fall: Apr - May||
Warm, with cool nights.
Average Temperatures: 57/88
|Winter: Jun - Jul||
Dry, with cold nights.
Average Temperatures: 43/77
|Spring: Aug - Sep||
Hot, dry season.
Average Temperatures: 48/91