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Botswana extends from Namibia in the west through the Kalahari Desert to the Makgadikgadi Pans, the wetlands of the Okavango Delta, Linyanti / Savuti and Chobe, in the northeast.

Botswana is host to one of the few remaining animal migrations on earth and features the Okavango Delta at the southern end of the Great Rift Valley. The Delta is unique and is created by the Okavango River as it flows into the arid region of the Kalahari Desert. It forms an alluvial shaped oasis over an area of 450 000 hectares of desert terrain. The habitat is of its own making forged through the millennia, shifting and changing, and drawing to it birds and wildlife in abundance.

The landlocked country of Botswana is dominated by the Kalahari Desert and is bordered by Namibia's Caprivi Strip and Zambia to the north, Namibia to the west, Zimbabwe to the north-east and South Africa to the south and south-east. This is a land with a wild heart as vast tracts of Kalahari are given over to wilderness, seldom visited by anyone other than bands of San or Bushmen. The Central Kalahari, Kutse, Gemsbok and Mabuasehube game reserves have been set aside to preserve the wilderness of the Kalahari and only a few sandy tracks and isolated camp sites disturb the pristine nature of these areas.

The Okavango Delta
The Kavango River, which has its source in the distant central highlands of Angola feeds the inland water wonderland of the Okavango Delta. This is a vast area of secluded waterways, papyrus, thickly wooded islands and stupendous wildlife, one of the major wilderness attractions of Africa. Moremi Wildlife Reserve encompasses part of this magnificent area and elephant, buffalo, lion, cheetah and leopard together with local specials such as the swamp dependent sitatunga are major attractions. The area is easily accessed through Maun and a number of superb destinations, provide the perfect base for vehicle and foot safaris and trips in a mokoro (dug-out canoe) deep into the water wilderness.

Chobe National Park
To the north of the swamps the Kwando River makes a large sweep around the Linyanti swamps in Caprivi before heading down towards Lake Liambezi, the Chobe and ultimately the Zambezi River. This is an enormous wilderness area where large herds of elephant and buffalo are frequently encountered. The lions of the Savuti are legend and all major predators such as leopard, cheetah, hyena and wild dog are present.

The Chobe National Park is world renowned for its abundance of elephants which concentrate on the Chobe River, especially during the dry season. This reserve forms an ecological entity with Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe and is home to enormous populations of elephant and buffalo. All the major predators and a wide variety of antelope and other species are present in the park. One of the attractions of this reserve is the opportunity to view the wildlife on the banks of the Chobe River from a boat in the river itself.

The Tuli Block
The Tuli Block in the south-east of the country is characterised by enormous Mashatu trees along the banks of the Limpopo river. Sandwiched in between South Africa and Zimbabwe, this area is easily accessible from Johannesburg by road. The Tuli elephants are renowned and both lion and leopard are often sighted in this area.

Botswana is big game country with the added bonus of the Okavango Swamps, one of the natural wonders of the world. Botswana is a prosperous and stable country with a rapidly improving infrastructure allowing for easy access to almost all regions within the country. All international flights into Botswana route through Johannesburg. Regular scheduled flights into Botswana route via Johannesburg (South Africa), Harare (Zimbabwe) and Windhoek (Namibia). Access into northern Botswana and the Chobe area is easiest via Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
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