Botswana is a haven for wildlife and several of its protected areas - the Chobe National Park, the Okavango Delta and the Moremi Game Reserve in particular - rank among Africa's best game viewing destinations.
Okavango Delta lies at the heart of one of the world's largest deserts, the Kalahari.
Rains at the north of Kalahari ends at the sprawling Okavango Delta turning a large area of Savannah into a beautiful waterworld – right in the middle of the dry season. This is a once in a life time experience. Definitely will be also for you unforgettable.
HOW DID I TRAVEL TO BOTSWANA?
I joined the bus tour of
They start the journey from Cape Town, however they are flexible, I joined them in Windhoek after finishing my Namibia tour. They generally offer 2 accommodation types, tent or hotel. We stayed in tents but I must say it was too much waste of energy every morning and every evening loading on and off the tents and building them. If I would do it again, I would definitely choose hotel accommodation.
IS IT SAFE ?
Botswana is one of the safest regions of Africa. Don't get overly worried.
Yes, Botswana is high risk area for Malaria: during the rainy months, it’s advisable to take precautions. I took Malaria pills and used sprays against mosquitos.
Don’t drive at night – with potholes and animals it’s extremely dangerous. The roads can be long, straight and boring.
My Hippo shooting from Okavango:
Okawango is home to over 500 different bird species. For comparison, in whole Europe there are around 500:
Smokey Sky in Okawango:
Today most of the fires are deliberately set by man to clear vegetation for agriculture and fishing