Botswana, the quintessence of African safaris
Its vast territory is composed mainly of the famous Kalahari Desert, in the middle of which is the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, home to abundant fauna typical of arid regions, amidst salt pans, plains and shrubs.
However, Botswana’s real treasure is the Okavango Delta, the second largest inland river delta in the world. Its incredibly pure waters and lush vegetation make it a fundamental ecosystem for the entire planet. The best way to admire hippos, elephants, birdlife, water antelopes and felines is from a “mokoro”, the traditional dug-out canoe.
The Moremi Game Reserve, with its stretches of water and green islands typical of the delta landscape, is a marvellous scenario and is rightly considered one of the wonders of Africa.
The Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is instead one of the world’s biggest salt depressions, offering visitors a surreal spectacle: it is what remains of the ancient Lake Makgadikgadi, which dried up thousands of years ago.
Chobe National Park, in the north-west part of the country, is also a must for nature lovers. Many animals flock here during the dry season due to the presence of the Chobe River and perennial springs. Famous for its big herds of elephants and large concentration of lions, it is a place where you’ll feel completely at one with the wildest nature.