‘National Geographic’ tapped Botswana as Africa’s last wildlife refuge. This country has recently gained recognition, joining Kenya and Tanzania, as one of the world’s hottest wildlife areas. The country has intentionally avoided mass tourism and chosen to offer a higher quality experience to a lesser number of people.
Accommodations: Most camps and lodges are tented, restricted in size (usually not more than 24 clients at a time); some Chobe properties are larger.
Gameviewing: Open vehicles, canoes and motor boats at ‘wet’ camps. The ‘dry’ camps focus on finding the large predators and herbivores. Some walking.
Getting Around: Light aircraft transport between camps is a necessity as roads are non-existent.
Other Attractions: The Okavango Delta, a wetland surrounded by desert, features wonderful wildlife viewing, with plenty of hippo, crocodiles and bird species. The Makgadikgadi basin offers a desert experience and Bushmen interaction.