Luxury Safaris in Botswana 2015
shining light, Botswana, is one of the last remaining true wilderness
destinations; boasting a dramatically diverse ecological system which varies
from the unique flood-waters of the Okavango Delta to the almost
surreal, sun-baked salt-pans of the central Kalahari and the game-rich Chobe,
Linyanti and Okavango Rivers, we will help you plan a luxury safari in Botswana to ensure you don''t miss a thing.
Botswana is one of Africa’s outstanding success stories. In an effort to
preserve the country’s pristine environment and deliver the finest authentic
wildlife experience, the Botswana government abandoned mass tourism and
implemented a state policy of low-volume, high-quality tourism. Today,
tourism and wildlife employ 45% of all people living in northern Botswana and
nearly 40% of the country has been set aside for wildlife. The land has been
divided into private reserves or concessions and is leased out to companies who are required to manage these within strict guidelines in order to
prevent overcrowding on your Botswana safari.
Botswana Luxury Safaris
considered one of the most incredible wildlife and wilderness sanctuaries in
Africa, the Okavango is the largest inland delta in the world – each
year flood-waters flow from their source in the highlands of Angola
and spread in the shape of a pan handle into a magical water-world of
papyrus swamps, reed beds and flood plains. The most unique and remarkable
attribute of the Okavango is the fact that it is a wetland paradise located in
the arid Kalahari Desert – and unlike any other major river in the world, the
Okavango never reaches the sea but instead, simply seeps into the parched soil.
This water ‘wonderland’ lingers over a near flat surface where you can glide
along in a traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe) and experience Africa at water
the Moremi Game Reserve, in the heart of the Delta, the existing strict
guidelines ensure that game is plentiful and safari vehicles are kept to a
minimum.To the northeast of the Okavango Delta, the Chobe and Linyanti Game
Reserves are renowned for their predators as well as being home to
Africa’s highest concentration of elephants. The famous Savuti Channel connects
the Linyanti River with the interior of the Chobe National Park which teems
with game and bird life. In addition to the abundant wildlife, the private
river front reserve of Linyanti offers a remote and undisturbed safari
experience where big game such as elephant, buffalo and wildebeest roam freely.
grasslands of the Kalahari and the ‘lunar-like’ expanse of the Makgadikgadi
salt pans are in total contrast to the verdant, game-rich Okavango and Linyanti regions. These areas
boast rare species such as the great black-maned Kalahari Lion, Meerkats, Brown
Hyena and Gemsbok (Oryx) as well as ancient archaeological and anthropological
sites. The vast white pans and the gnarled silhouettes of the baobab trees are
transformed into an important wetland site for a few months each year when the
rain fills the pans with water and they become a breeding ground for flocks of
flamingo and other migratory birds. At the same time, the last surviving
migration of zebra and wildebeest move across the landscape in a spectacular
has two distinct seasons – summer, which lasts from October to April, and
winter, which runs from May to September. Most of the rain falls between
December and February, usually in the form of short, sharp thunderstorms. The
dry season from April to November promises the best ‘big game’ spectacles
whilst around May, the flood-waters inundate the Okavango.
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