BUDGET TOURS TO BOTSWANA
BOTSWANA AND WILDLIFE
Botswana is certainly the number one country to travel to if wildlife veiwing is on top on your list. Botswana is twice the size of New Zealand or Brittian with a population of 2 million. Botswana is known to have the highest elephant population in Africa, with the Chobe River supporting up to 80 000 in the dry season when the water in the hinterland had dried up. Botswana is a rare bright spot with estimates of its elephant population as high as 200,000. The southern African country's political and economic stability, small human population and other factors make it an elephant haven, though pressure on habitats and conflict with the human population are increasing concerns.
TOURS TO THE OKAVANGO DELTA
Botswana's Okavango Delta is a facinating and unique wildlife location. It is the worlds largest inland delta and situated in an extremely arid region attracts great concentrations of diverse animals and birds. The climate is at odds with the lush environment and plays an important role in making the Delta a fantastic tour destination.
TOURS TO CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
The Chobe National Park has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. By size, it is the third largest park in the country, after the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Gemsbok National Park, and is the most biologically diverse. It is also the country's first national park.
TOURS TO THE KALAHARI
The Kalahari Desert is a large semi-arid sandy savannah in southern Africa extending 900,000 square kilometres, covering much of Botswana and parts of Namibia and South Africa. A semi-desert, with huge tracts of excellent grazing after good rains, the Kalahari supports more animals and plants than a true desert, such as the Namib Desert to the west. There are small amounts of rainfall and the summer temperature is very high. The driest areas usually receive 110-200 millimetres of rain per year. The surrounding Kalahari Basin covers over 2,500,000 square kilometres extending farther into Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. The Kalahari is home to many migratory birds and animals. Previously havens for wild animals from elephants to giraffes, and for predators such as lions and cheetahs, the riverbeds are now mostly grazing spots, though leopards and cheetahs can still be found.