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Botswana

Discover Botswana with Ntaba African Safaris

Botswana Safari Tours

The Republic of Botswana is a landlocked country made up of a vast plateau that provides a natural habitat for a huge variety of African wildlife. Attracting thousands of tourists from around the world throughout the year, Botswana is an unspoiled land of timeless beauty – striking salt pans, diamond-rich deserts, fertile flood plains, vast grasslands, and flatlands punctuated with dramatic rocky outcrops. The country’s natural appeal lies in its stunning and seemingly endless wilderness, prolific wildlife, cultural diversity, and welcoming people. Botswana is truly one of Africa’s top safari destinations, teeming with game and bird-life, thanks in large part to a strong commitment to wildlife protection and management and environmental conservation. Home to the world-renowned Okavango Delta, Kalahari Desert, the Chobe National Park, and Moremi Game Reserve, where animals roam freely and offer visitors a superb safari experience.

Your Ntaba African Safaris can include these beautiful places:

Chobe National Park

Established in 1968, the park covers approximately 7,270 sq/miles, encompassing floodplains, swamps, and woodland. The Chobe River forms its northern boundary. The most accessible and frequently visited of Botswana’s big game country, the Chobe Riverfront is most famous for its large herds of elephants and Cape Buffalo, which during the dry winter months converge upon the river to drink.

  • During the dry season, on an afternoon game drive, you may see hundreds of elephants at one time. You may be surrounded by elephants, as the main Serondella road becomes impassable and scores of family herds cross to make their way to the river to drink, bathe, and play.
  • Driving the loops that hug the river’s edge, you may see up to 15 different species of animals on any one game drive, including waterbuck, lechwe, puku (this is the only part of Botswana where they can be seen), giraffe, kudu, roan and sable, impala, warthog, bushbuck, monkeys, baboons, along with accompanying predators such as lion, leopard, hyena, and jackal.
  • When you take a river cruise you’ll experience the park, and the animals, from another vantage point. Here you’ll get up close and personal with hippo, crocodile, and an amazing variety of water birds.
  • Over 460 bird species have been recorded in the park, making it one of Africa’s premier venues for bird safaris. Common species to be seen include the Sacred Ibis, Egyptian Geese, the ubiquitous cormorants and darters, Spur-winged Geese, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Carmine Bee-eaters, most members of the kingfisher family, all the rollers, the unmistakable Fish Eagle, the Martial Eagle, and many members of the stork family.

The Okavango Delta

  • One of the most sought-after wilderness destinations in the world, the Okavango Delta gives entrance to a spectacle of wild Africa – the heart-stopping excitement of big game viewing, the supreme tranquility and serenity of an untouched delta, and evocative scenes of extraordinary natural beauty.

    • A journey to the Okavango Delta – deep into Africa’s untouched interior – is like no other. Moving from wetland to dryland – traversing the meandering palm and papyrus fringed waterways, passing palm-fringed islands, and thick woodland, resplendent with lush vegetation, and rich in wildlife – reveals the many facets of this unique ecosystem, the largest intact inland delta in the world.
    • That the Okavango exists at all – deep within this thirstland – seems remarkable. Shaped like a fan, the Delta is fed by the Okavango River, the third-largest in southern Africa. It has been steadily developed over the millennia by millions of tons of sand carried down the river from Angola.
    • Swollen with floodwaters from the summer rains, the Okavango River travels from the Angolan highlands, crosses into Botswana, then later spills over the vast Delta.
      • The timing of the floods is uncanny. Just as the waters from Botswana’s summer rains disappear (April, May), so the floodwaters begin their journey – 800 miles of which is through Kalahari sands – revitalizing a vast and remarkably diverse ecosystem of plant and animal life.
      • Major tourist attractions in the Delta and the dryland areas are game viewing, birding, and boating, often in the traditional mokoro.
      • The diversity and numbers of animals and birds can be staggering. A recent overview of the Okavango records 122 species of mammals, 71 species of fish, 444 species of birds, 64 species of reptiles, and 1,300 species of flowering plants.

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