Botswana is dominated by the Kalahari Desert, which covers 70% of its land surface. The jewel of this desert is the Okavango Delta, one the world’s largest inland deltas.
The Okavango’s multi-faceted ecosystem, with its palm-fringed islands, thick woodland and lush vegetation, is rich in wildlife – elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, hippo, crocodile, rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, waterbuck, reedbuck, impala and wildebeest are among the major species that roam here.
Botswana’s Chobe National Park is also celebrated as a wildlife destination and has the world’s largest concentration of African elephants.
During the dry winter months, when herds converge upon on the Chobe River for water, hundreds of elephants can be seen at one time.
Travelling the Chobe (whether alongside it or on it), you can see countless wildlife species. Waterbuck, lechwe, puku, giraffe, kudu, sable, impala, warthog, bushbuck, monkeys, baboons, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, and many others make their home here. Over 460 bird species have also been recorded here, including the Sacred Ibis, Egyptian Geese, Fish Eagle and Kingfisher.