Botswana is one of the world’s most exciting travel destinations for exploring wildlife. It is landlocked by South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia and its natural beauty is found in its land formations, its wilderness, wildlife and its cultural diversity. Botswana offers an unique experience in exploring wildlife, birds and game in its natural state.
The Chobe National Park offers vast landscapes, open plains, ancient woodlands and wildlife roaming free in profusion and diversity. Elephants and buffalo can be seen in their hundreds along with lion, painted dog, sable, giraffe, antelope, wildebeest, zebra and leopards.
Acclaimed as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the mile-wide Victoria Falls straddle the mighty Zambezi River. Known locally as the Musi-o-Tunya or (“Smoke that Thunders”) they are almost twice as deep and wide as the Niagara Falls and at peak they flow at 545 million litres a minute.
October and November are probably the best time to visit Botswana. It is hot (av. min 18C, max 34 C) but there is little humidity because Victoria Falls is inland and the rains have usually not started so there are few mosquitoes. Water rafting is at its exhilarating best and it is the absolute prime time to see the big wildlife herds. The only negative is that the Falls are at their lowest ebb, but nevertheless an awesome sight.