Beginner’s Guide to Botswana

Beginner’s Guide to Botswana

Friday, February 1st, 2013

With the joyous holiday season gradually coming to an end and the cold weather still remaining, many of us are planning our next getaway to a warm, exotic destination. With a beautiful climate, tremendous wildlife and historical culture, Botswana is certainly a country to be considered for your next adventurous holiday. This country, located in Southern Africa, offers an intimate experience with the surrounding wildlife like nowhere else can. Throughout the course of this article, you’ll learn more about Botswana, the exciting activities to enjoy there and why it’s the perfect location to visit with your family.

Botswana is home to some of the most amazing wildlife in all of Africa. For this reason, safaris are undeniably one of the most popular activities. This vast region extends nearly 600,000 square kilometres and certainly makes a Botswana Safari one with unbeatable views and experiences. One of the best areas to begin your Botswana Safari is in the Okavango Delta, where you can enjoy the unique experience of a safari via horseback riding. This inland delta has an impressive selection of animals to become acquainted with including: blue wildebeests, giraffes, hyenas, antelopes, zebras and more. Unlike other Botswana Safari experiences, you achieve a more intimate experience when on horseback and can avoid being crammed into a crowded vehicle.

Another prime location to take a safari is the Chobe National Park. This park is noted for being the country’s first national park, a legendary component of Botswana’s history. This park is unique and exhilarating because it provides you and your loved ones with the opportunity to experience a luxury safari while atop elephants. The Chobe National Park is known for its extensive elephant population, so riding an elephant when on safari offers both a culturally authentic and thrilling experience. While riding the elephants, you’ll learn more about their behaviour while also encountering other forms of wildlife.

If you wish to see more than one area on your safari holiday, there are numerous packages available in Botswana that allows you to visit various locations. Several activities comprise package deals, indicating you will make the most out of your stay. Packages provide more structure and organization given by an experienced and knowledgeable crew, fully ensuring that you and your family will have a memorable, educational time.

A Saddle-billed Stork pair in early morning light
Guide to BotswanaTarique Sani / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA

Clearly, a Botswana Safari will definitely provide the most exciting and educational holiday for you and your family. Whether you choose to ride horseback, elephants or want more guidance from professionals, you can be sure you’ll have the trip of a lifetime.