Africa’s densest game concentrations lie along a brilliant peacock-blue river, making Chobe National Park a prime game destination. Situated within the Okavango Delta, we recommend Savute marsh: teeming with wildlife year-round, easily accessible and with a wide range of lodgings for all budgets. Chobe is a stronghold of endangered species such as wild dog, cheetah, and brown hyena.
Insider Tip: Take a water safari to watch wildlife huddled around papyrus-clad curves in the river. Meet the original inhabitants, the San Bushmen, to learn their extraordinary culture. Indulgence is paramount at the Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero lodge, with spa, gourmet food, and undisturbed views.
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With its low population densities (around 1.8 million people) and exclusive eco tourism policies, Botswana offers one of the finest possible wildlife safari experiences in the world. The fragile ecology is carefully protected and visitors experience Africa at its most natural, unspoilt and stunningly beautiful.
The country covers an area of 581,730 square kilometres (twice that of Great Britain), three quarters of which is technically desert. This is why the flood pains of the famous Okavango Delta are so remarkable. The vast mammal and bird rich Okavango, Moremi and Chobe/Linyanti regions contrast hugely with the usually dry Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and the endless Kalahari Desert.
There are great opportunities here for walking, canoe, horse back and elephant back safaris. The safari lodges tend to be in isolated, unspoilt areas often only accessible by light aircraft. This adds to the wildlife experience. The chance to watch the great predators in action is unrivalled and Botswana is one of the last strong holds of the rare wild dog.
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