Botswana is a premier safari destination in Africa, offering some of the best wildlife viewing on the planet, especially in and around the Chobe and Okavango Delta Region. Botswana is home to Africa’s largest elephant population as well as huge herds of buffalo, zebras and many antelope species. Chobe boasts around 120,000 elephants and can be watched from the water on a safari cruise, in the drier, cooler winter months between May and September.
The Okavango is a unique safari destination, because you can view much of the wildlife from a traditional canoe, a “mokoro”. The best time to view wildlife is during the peak of the flood in the dry season from May to October, the wildlife is more concentrated on island. The Okavango is a world-famous stronghold for leopard and wild dog as well as many rare and unusual mammals and bird species.