Botswana’s landscape is defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta. The Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage site, becomes a lush animal habitat during the seasonal floods which normally peaks between June and August when the Delta swells to three times its normal size.
The Delta is however great destination to visit all year round. The Moremi Game Reserve in the Eastern portion of the Okavango Delta comprise of a stunning landscape of forests, lagoons, floodplains and islands. Mokoros (dug-out canoes) are used to navigate past birdlife, hippos and crocodiles. Game viewing is excellent year-round and resident species include lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, wild dog, zebra and many more. Moremi offers a unique luxury safari experience due to the great combination of luxurious safari lodges, permanent wetlands and abundant wildlife.
The Chobe River winds along the northern border of Botswana and is known for some of the best game viewing in Africa and is home to the continent’s largest concentration of elephants. The river is flanked by riverine forests, floodplains and open woodlands. You can expect huge herds of elephant and buffalo, many antelope and classic plains game species, as well as predators like lion, wild dog, crocodile, cheetah, leopard and the spotted hyena.
The time zone in South Africa is GMT +2.
Citizens of the United Kingdom do not need visas to enter Botswana for stays up to 90 days.
Chobe National Park, in northern Botswana, has one of the largest concentrations of Game in Africa. By size, it is the third largest park in the country and is the most biologically diverse. It is also Botswana’s first national park.