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Botswana Photo Safaris

With an area of almost 600,000 square kilometers, Botswana is virtually the same size as France or Texas. Situated in the centre of southern Africa and more than 600 kilometers from the nearest ocean, Botswana is surrounded by Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The most striking features of the country are its flatness and aridity. With the exception of the eastern part of Botswana where the great majority of Batswana live and where the summer rainfall is slightly higher, three-quarters of Botswana is technically a desert. This is what makes the Okavango Delta even more remarkable. It is a wonderful wetland within a desert, getting its waters from rain falling in central Africa, 1000km away.

Duration
Typically 8 Days
Category
African Safaris
Destination
Botswana

Each year, floodwater flows into the Okavango from its source in the moist central African highlands over a thousand kilometers away. These floodwaters flow from their catchments southwards and into the Kalahari Desert to create a unique wetland that supports and sustains a huge diversity of wildlife. Apart from year round excellent game viewing, the beauty of this water wonderland is awe inspiring. To the north-east of the Okavango Delta are the Chobe and Linyanti Game Reserves.

There are many varied habitats within the Chobe and Linyanti parks, such as marshes, waterways, riverine forests, dry woodlands and the world-famous Savute Channel. These habitats have created an area renowned for its predators and large concentrations of game, particularly elephant. The grasslands of the Kalahari together with the lunar expanse of the Makgadikgadi saltpans complement and are in total contrast to the verdant, game-rich Okavango and Linyanti regions.

For Trek’s Botswana Safaris we have again partnered with Wilderness Safaris who has exclusive access to over 8 million acres of Africa’s best wildlife areas, most of this in Botswana. With three different levels of comfort in the most remote areas, a fleet of their own planes, and the ability to customize our itineraries for all budgets, makes Wilderness the best choice when looking for the right tour.

Sample Itinenary-
Day 1- Arrive Johannesburg and overnight Fairlawns Boutique Hotel.

Day 2- Commercial flight to Maun, Botswana. Transfer by light aircraft to your suggested camp in the Okavanga Delta. Afternoon game drive.

Days 3,4- Morning and afternoon game drives.

Day 5- Mid-morning light aircraft transfer to next camp in the Linyati Reserve. Afternoon game drive.

Days 6,7- Morning and afternoon game drives.

Day 8- Light aircraft transfer to Kisane for commercial flight to Johannesburg or extend trip to Victoria Falls and beyond.