, Map of Botswana
Our Google map of Botswana, a huge country, known for its vast game reserves. The best game viewing areas are to the north and include the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Chobe National Park as well as the Kwando and Linyanti regions. The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is also gaining popularity. Most visitors fly to Maun, via Gaborone or Johannesburg. Alternatively, you can fly to Victoria Falls or Livingstone and transfer from there to Kasane. Click on any game reserve to see its description.
Related LocationsChobe National Park
The Chobe National Park is one of the most popular and most accessible game reserves in Botswana. Situated in the far north of Botswana, Chobe includes the Savute area which is known for high concentrations of lions and elephants, and of course the Chobe River floodplain, where herds upon herds of animals gather in the dry season between May and October. The game reserve is most easily accessed from Kasane, a town just to the east of the park on the banks of the Chobe River, close to the border with Zimbabwe and, of course, Victoria Falls.
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Related LocationsMoremi Game Reserve
The Moremi Game Reserve is one of Botswana's best wildlife destinations. The lodges in the Moremi Game Reserve typically offer a combination of 4x4 game drives as well as boat trips on the waterways of the Okavango Delta. Moremi is a Big 5 reserve, although currently only Chief's Island, deep in the delta, has rhinos after a successful rhino reintroduction program. In other parts of Moremi, you can expect to see elephant, buffalo, lion and possibly leopard and wild dog as well. Cheetahs are rare but they do occur here. General game includes giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, lechwe, puku, hartebeest, sable antelope, impala, waterbuck, baboon and monkey, warthog and of course hippo and crocodile, to name just a few.
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Related LocationsOkavango Delta
The Okavango Delta in Botswana - there are few wild places on earth that offer the same unique combination of spectacular wildlife, beautiful scenery, palm-fringed waterways, remote islands and vast unspoilt wilderness. The Okavango swamps are formed by the annual flooding of the Okavango River, which opens into a vast life-giving oasis in Botswana's desert. The delta attracts huge numbers of wildlife due to the permanent water available here.
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Related LocationsKwando / Linyanti Area
This vast, unspoiled wilderness area in Botswana's northern region comprises the extensive Kwando/Linyanti River System. Game rich and very scenic, this area is more remote than some of the other game reserves in Botswana, offering private, informal safaris without any of the restrictions of national parks: night/game drives, bushwalks, off-road game drives, canoe and mokoro gameviewing and even horse-back safaris.
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Related Trip IdeasBotswana and Victoria Falls Safari - 11 Days
It is easy to combine Botswana with Victoria Falls. This trip idea combines 4 of Botswana’s top safari destinations with 2 nights at Victoria Falls. The duration of the trip is flexible, and you can easily stay an extra night at any of the destinations on this trip. There are lots of lodges in Botswana to choose from, but we always recommend using lodges in the same group or chain, so you can benefit from long stay specials. This trip idea is based on Desert and Delta lodges, which are reasonably priced and based mostly inside the national parks.
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Related Trip IdeasVictoria Falls and Chobe Safari - 6 Days
Victoria Falls is close to the Chobe National Park in Botswana, and these two destinations make a great combination. This trip idea combines 2 nights at Victoria Falls with 3 nights on safari at the Chobe National Park.
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