Botswana, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, has a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert (over 70% of the countries territory). Despite this Botswana has a diverse areas of wildlife habitats. There are open grasslands and savannas where the larger antelope such as blue wildebeest and giraffe roam amongst bird species. Northern Botswana is home to the African Wild Dog and other endangered species such as the mountain reedbuck and sable antelope.
The Chobe National Park (within the Okavango Delta) houses the worlds largest population of African Elephants and the park itself also supports over 350 bird species. The Okavango provides a lush habitat for animals with seasonal floods and a constant source of water. This abundance of life has provided a rich source of food for predators such as the Okavango Lions which are the largest lions in the world due to the large amount of food and the muscle building exercise of swimming and hunting in these water areas. The Okavango is a crucial ecosystem for many animals to survive in this otherwise harsh country’s vegetation.
The massive Central Kalahari Game Reserve, with its fossilized river valleys and undulating grasslands, is home to numerous animals including giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas and wild dogs.
This is where you can camp under the stars with a bush fire and coffee made from a bush kettle, sharing your experiences of the day and taking in the breathtaking view of the milky way above you.