Botswana Safari Parks
Regions to visit in Botswana
Botswana is a diverse landscape where you can experience the wetlands of the Okavango Delta as well as the dry, desert landscape of the Makgadikgadi in one country. Botswana offers an authentic safari experience that can be tailor-made just for you. Visit game reserves that boast some of the richest and most diverse ecosystems in the world. Botswana offers some of the most luxurious and exclusive accommodation in Africa, as well as well-priced deals and packages so that you can experience Botswana’s wildlife and scenery in a way that suits you.
The world’s largest inland delta, the Okavanga Delta is a unique wetland that lies in the heart of Botswana’s arid Kalahari Desert. The Delta consists of a maze of lagoons, winding channels, tributaries and fertile islands teeming with wildlife waiting to be discovered. Safari-goers can discover this World Heritage Site by foot, on a game drive or in a traditional mokoro canoe.
Moremi Game Reserve
Moremi Game Reserve is home to 300,000 hectares of protected wilderness located within the central and eastern regions of the Okavango Delta. The reserve consists of a range of habitats from papyrus lined wetlands to acacia forests, providing an impressive variety of resident wildlife throughout the year.
Linyanti Wildlife Reserve
Located on the southern banks of the Linyanti River, you will find the remote Linyanti Wildlife Reserve. A private concession, the region boasts 125,000 hectares of protected wilderness with a high concentration of game. Its unique terrain offers a vastly different experience to other parks in Botswana and travelers can enjoy off-road safaris, night drives, guided walks and fishing expeditions.
Chobe National Park
Botswana’s must-see wildlife destination, Chobe National Park boasts the highest concentration of wildlife in Africa. ‘The Land of Giants’ covers an area of 1,100,000 hectares and is renowned for its large concentration of elephant and buffalo that congregate along the Chobe River. A safari here offers exceptional photographic opportunities as well as private river cruises, birdwatching and exhilarating game drives.
Makgadigadi Pans National Park
The largest salt pan in the world, the Makgadigadi Pans National Park’s dramatic lunar expanse is a sharp contrast to the lush landscapes of the Okavango and Linyanti regions. Surrounded by the Kalahari Desert, the park is located in the dry savanna of north-eastern Botswana. For most of the year, the pans can be quite inhospitable, but from November to March, the annual rains transform the dry arid landscape into a hub of wildlife activity.
Savute National Park
Located in a remote corner of the Chobe National Park, the Savute region stretches from the park’s northern boundaries to the Linyanti River. At its heart, you’ll find the 100km long Savute Channel, a mysterious channel that can remain dry for decades at a time. Savute is a year-round safari destination and is known for its predators, including big cats and birds of prey, as well as big bull elephants that live out their solitary years in the region.
Bordering Linyanti Game Reserve, the Selinda Reserve stretches across 129,500 hectares of dense marshes, riverine woodlands and vast savannahs. The Selinda Spillway, which connects the Okavango Delta to the Linyanti swamps, attracts large herds of elephants and buffalo, while the grasslands are home to leopard, lion, hyena and cheetah. With a small number of camps in the reserve, visitors can expect an exclusive safari experience.