If you are looking for an amazing African vacation try a Botswana Safari Holiday. The wildlife and landscape of this African country are simply awe inspiring. Watching wildlife safari on The Discovery Channel or on National Geographic is one thing, nice but ho hum. Seeing it with your own eyes, smelling it and hearing it in person is the ultimate travel experience.
There are many provinces in Africa where you can safari and take tours. The Botswana area is less overrun by tourists and gives a person much more freedom to explore on their own (or get in trouble if not careful). If you’re looking for ultimate in adventure, I recommend Botswana Safari Holidays, you will love it.
Tourism is one of Botswana’s main economic industries and the government has been working to improve services. Quality hotel chains now have offerings in Botswana so that only the safari needs to be long, hot & dusty while accommodations can be clean and comfy. Many Botswana hotels have been built into the natural surroundings to bring the wildlife and scenery close adding to your holiday experience.
Let’s explore some of the best Botswana Safari Locations
The Okavango Delta in Botswana is the largest inland delta in the world. The area’s waterways pass through the Kalahari Desert without flowing into the sea and irrigate the richly growing land creating a mosaic of palm islands. These islands are overgrown with lush grass and a variety of flora. While touring the Okavango Delta you might stumble upon any number of exotic birds and mammals, including elephant, buffalo, and giraffe. The Delta offers spectacular photo opportunities.
Located in the heart of the Okavango Delta the Moremi Reserve bears the name of Chief Moremi of the BaTawana tribe. This reserve is regarded as one of the most beautiful on the entire African continent. At the Moremi Reserve you can get up close and personal with a huge variety of wildlife.
The Xakanaxa Lagoon is right in the heart of Moremi and is known for its large herds of antelope, along with wild dogs and leopard. There is lodging available right on the lagoon for added interest and excitement. You can choose to “camp” according to your luxury expectations and your budget. There are several different private camps set-up along the edge of Xakanaxa. “Chiefs Safari Camp” and “Camp Moremi” are integrated into landscape in such a fashion that you can stay within the safety of the camp while still observing wild game in action.
If you go to Botswana during animal migration season – between March and May, you can hire a 4×4 and take it into the desert for some real safari sightseeing. There is no lodging in the desert, so you would be wilderness camping and sleeping underneath the stars. This can be amazing fun and very dangerous. Do not underestimate the desert. Sufficient supplies and a guide are a must. Hyena, jackal, antelope, lion, snakes and i countless species of birds and reptiles live in the desert. There is something to see any time of the year. Wisdom and caution are a must no matter when you go into the desert.
Safari in Botswana on the Cheap
Adventure travel packages are not the cheapest of holidays – often costing $4500 or more. This is the way to go for some people especially if your pockets are deep. However if you don’t like spending money there are less expensive ways. For a cheap Botswana Safari holiday, book nothing but the flight to Botswana. Then rent your 4×4 when you arrive. Do some studying before you go so that you will be able to book what you want to do and where you want to go when you arrive. It will be more adventurous than having everything prearranged. Although maybe a little more stressful if you are someone who likes to know everything is taken care of. You have more freedom to roam and enjoy the sights since you’re not stuck with someone else’s schedule. It’s easy to stay at a camp in Botswana and arrangements can be made on the spot, in person. If you travel this way, you’ll get your Botswana Safari trip for much less money, saving about 50% of an otherwise high cost adventure.