Botswana is the world’s largest producer of diamonds, with 25% of the country’s economy relying on the jewels. Much of the country is occupied by the Kalahari Desert and it is a great place for safaris, with all of the big 5 - lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino - living among the national parks and game reserves.
Chobe National Park and River - Chobe National Park spreads from the Northern tip of the country right down to the edge of the Okavango Delta and covers more than 7,000 square miles - perfect for spotting a host of wildlife including baboons and monkeys, elephants, buffalo, warthog, kudu, impala, hyena, jackal, leopard and lions. A riverboat cruise on the Chobe River is also recommended to see some of the animals away from the shores, such as hippos, crocodile and birdlife.
Okavango Delta - for a truly unique experience, a visit to the Okavango Delta in the heart of Botswana is a must during your tour of Southern Africa. The delta exists where water from the Okavango river has flowed into the Kalahari desert, forming waterways that can be explored on a canoe made from a tree trunk. The area is home to glorious plants and flowers creating a truly unique paradise and makes the area strikingly green in colour. From the delta you are also likely to see elephant, lion, crocodiles, antelope, buffalo, leopard and a multitude of birdlife.
At Carefree we can help create your dream trip to Southern Africa - from flights, transfers and motorhome hire to booking excursions to ensure you don’t miss any of the must-see sights. Call us on 0845 601 0905 or 024 7647 5340 and talk to us about where you would like to go so we can tailor make your ideal Africa tour package.