Out of all of the fifty-seven countries that Africa has to offer, Botswana tends to stand out. It has a lot to offer – most of which gets looked over as there is just so much to choose from – and if you are planning a trip to the continent, then it definitely needs to get a look in. You could spend weeks in this country and not get bored. But for those not in the know, what exactly has Botswana got to offer you?
The Makgadikgadi Pan – or Botswana Salt Flats – is the remains of what used to be an enormous lake covering the entire ground of where you can now stand. It was so big, in fact, that if you were to compare it to a country, it would be bigger than Switzerland. Not only is it a sight for sore eyes, but it also offers a few magical events that only happen there, such as the annual migration of zebra. There are 30,000 of these animals galloping across the planes every year, which offers fantastic viewing. It’s especially good for those who are handy with a camera – just imagine what you could capture!
The Green Season in botswana makes for an interesting time if you are wanting to go on Safari. Not only is it the time that the whole landscape comes alive with green fauna, but it is breeding season for quite a few different species as well. If you are thinking of going on a Botswana safari, it’s best to check out the month that you want to go in and see what it correlates to in terms of viewing and weather. Although it’s a country famous for its 300 days of pure sunshine every year, you could get caught out in lush rainfall if you decide to venture out between January and February – when the green season commences. Different times of the year offer different views, and depending on what you want to see, from nature truly taking course with the food chain hierarchy to little lion cubs practising their pouncing skills, you can be sure that a recommended guide will take you to the best spots in order to view it.
The Okavango Delta offers some of the most amazing scenery that you are set to view in Botswana – although it can be said that it has a lot of competition. Taking a gentle cruise along the river can give you some sights that you won’t see anywhere else in the world. From hippos lazily wading through the shallow waters to crocodiles sitting still on the surface, waiting to catch their prey; it’s almost textbook of what you can expect to see when you visit Africa. There are so many different species of animal within this continent that you can base your trip solely on trying to spot them. Many have done it before and enjoyed it, and it’s a tradition that it set to continue way into the future.