“Why Botswana?” I hear you ask. Botswana is one of the most sought after and exclusive safari destinations in Africa. The beauty of Botswana is that it is difficult to access (if you don’t have a Nomad truck) which means that you will not be surrounded by hundreds of tourists while you are soaking up your African bush experience.

The two main areas that we will take you to are the Okavango Delta and the Chobe National Park. In both of these areas, game viewing is unique because you will be viewing the animals from the water. This means close encounters with elephants, crocodiles and hippos. There are also approximately 600 species of birds that you can tick off your list if you’re a “twitcher”!

The Okavango Delta is one of the world’s largest inland deltas at 17 000 square kilometres (roughly the same size as Northern Ireland). Once a year (January to February), floods from the Angola highlands arrive in the Okavango Delta and the water surge covers approximately 1 200 kilometers. Over the next four months (March to June), the water then spreads throughout the rest of the delta. The flood peaks in June and August (during Botswana’s dry winter months) which attracts vast amounts of animals to the area. This desert oasis is in constant flux so bear this in mind when you are planning your visit. If you’d prefer more time in your mokoro (local dugout canoe), come when the water is high. If you’d prefer more time walking in the bush – come when the water is low!

Chobe National Park is one of the first National Parks in Botswana and the third largest in the country. We will take you on a sunset boat cruise where you can enjoy an ice cold gin and tonic while watching the elephants, buffalo, zebra and giraffe bathe in and drink from the river right next to you. Hippos will also keep their beady little eyes on you and if you’re lucky, you may see them stretching their mouths wide open as they show off their impressive tusk teeth.

Join us in Botswana as part of your Cape to Vic Falls Tour (camping or accommodated – 2012, camping or accommodated – 2013), your Vic Falls to Cape Town tour (2012 or 2013) or select any of the below:

2012

Okavango and Chobe Trail Accommodated North
Okavango and Chobe Trail Accommodated South
Okavango and Chobe Trail Camping North
Okavango and Chobe Trail Camping South

2013

Okavango and Chobe Trail Accommodated North
Okavango and Chobe Trail Accommodated South
Okavango and Chobe Trail Camping North
Okavango and Chobe Trail Camping South

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