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Botswana trip

Botswana trip

Going on a Botswana trip is a great idea for a wildlife destination and is an African success story. When compared with many of its neighbors, the country enjoys a high standard of economic stability, education and healthcare. The fact is that the country is pretty much a roadless wilderness made up of vast spaces requiring time, effort and quite some funds in order to enjoy to its fullest.

This is due to the fact that the Kalahari – a semi-arid expanse of sandy valleys – covers nearly 85% of the country and makes up the entire central and southwestern regions.

The Northern Botswana is where the Okavango River flows in from Namibia and then soaks into the sands to form the Okavango Delta.

The Okavango Delta and the Chobe River offer a constant year-round water supply which means that all southern African mammal species are present in the Moremi Wildlife Reserve and Chobe National Park. All of this makes the open savannas to teem with wildlife and you can see herds of wildebeest, zebra and other mammals migrating annually in search of permanent water and a stable food supply.

This is definitely a very activity-centric wildlife holiday destination, it’s where you can co on a rhino trail, cliff trail, lion trail, a plethora of safaris and drives but there are is also the option to visit the Gaborone Golf Course or the National Stadium. We’ll just pick one or two to talk about.

The Rhino Trail starts at the Overland Camp Site and is quite possibly one of the most interesting of the country’s trail. It goes past some very interesting views to a water pit where dragonflies and butterflies flit around a slimy green puddle. This is the site of a very odd-looking tree and according to legend, the greatest spirit knelt beside this fetid pool on the day of Creation.



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