Botswana Travel Guide
Botswana is a country with population of more than 1.5 million and covers nearly 590,000 square kilometers. It is one of the most sparsely populated nations in the continent. During the British rule between 1885 and 1966, the country was only developed. Botswana developed due to the discovery of diamonds after their independence. Early presidents of Botswana laid down the foundation of a democratic and free country that ensures continuing economic growth and political stability. Botswana could be considered as a role model for economic and democratic success in Africa. Botswana is also blessed with reasonably fertile soil with frequent rainfall during the summer. There are many places that you can find throughout Botswana.
The primary location to visit is the Okavango Delta, which is located at the north western portion of the country. Okavango is the largest inland delta in the world and it’s very fertile, as a result. It’s strikingly different with the part of Botswana that includes that Kalahari Desert. The northern part of the Okavango has a big bed of papyrus. The area is ideal for any birdwatcher and you may get a glimpse of the elusive and rare Sitatunga antelope. For recreational anglers, the area is known for the Tigerfish. The Okavango delta also has hidden water channels and secret lagoons. The size of the delta depends on the season and rainfall. It is the biggest in area during dry season and obviously, the smallest during the rainy season.
Another interesting place to visit is the Moresmi Wildlife Reserve, which is also located at the Okavango Delta. It offers a diverse habitat with floodplains and permanent swamp. This habitat allows for animal life and birds to thrive. The Chobe National Park is located north of Botswana and it’s also a good place to do game viewing. In fact, the national park is known for the heaviest concentration of animal across Africa. Linyati, Selinda and Kwando may not be equally popular compared to Okavango and Chobe, but they are ideal for people who want to go off the beaten park. They remain among the most untouched areas in Africa. It’s recommended to be accompanied by guide when visiting and camping in these wilderness areas.
In the eastern part of Botswana, you can find the complex salt pans that have striking features. The Makgadikgadi Pans covers an area of about 12,000 square kilometers and it’s an ancient archaeological site. During dry season, there’s nothing by salt, sand and blue sky. However, during wet season it is a place that’s teeming with wildebeest, zebra and various wading birds. About 17 percent of the Botswana territory is allocated for national parts, while 15 percent more are intended for game reserves. In the country, you can find about 600 species of birds and more than 160 mammal species. You should visit Botswana, due to its pristine wilderness and stable politics. For any avid traveller who is eager to enjoy the wilderness, then Botswana should offer authentic safari experiences.