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With one of the lowest human population densities in the world, Botswana is the place to go for an uninhabited wilderness feel.

Botswana has encouraged low volume tourism and offers a range of exclusive safari experiences where guests can feel as if they have the bush to themselves. In the south and central regions, the expansive Kalahari Desert offers serenity and tranquility.

The east hosts abundant wildlife against a backdrop of dramatic landscapes. The north boasts some of the world’s premiere big game safari destinations such as the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park.

Morgan Trimble says Visiting Botswana is a joy for me. The friendly, happy-go-lucky vibe from Botswana’s people combined with some of the best wildlife viewing in the world make for an exciting adventure every time.

While visitors can enjoy the typical safari experience, game viewing from an open safari vehicle, Botswana also offers some options for the more adventurous types.

Watching elephants and buffalo from a dugout canoe, called a mokoro, in the Okavango Delta is an exhilarating experience. Viewing wildlife from river boats on the Chobe River is another option for a unique safari. In the southern and eastern reserves, there are also options to explore on foot, quad bike, or horseback. Abundant and diverse wildlife is the major draw card for Botswana, with good reason. The biggest elephant population in the world, upwards of 200,000 individuals, extends across northern Botswana and into neighbouring Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Botswana also stakes claim to Africa’s second biggest migration route. Massive herds of zebra, wildebeest and buffalo attract throngs of top predators. The Kalahari is famous for its majestic and photogenic black-maned lions. Game viewing is at its best in the dry season when animals congregate around waterholes and rivers, but there’s always something to see, no matter the season. Botswana’s warm, inviting culture is another draw card. People are friendly and helpful, and communication in English is easy.

Towns, such as Gaborone, Maun and Kasane, have a bustling frontier feel. Additionally, rich cultural heritage offers vibrant music, dance, arts and crafts. Learning about bush craft from the San people, the world’s oldest culture, provides an interesting addition to the safari experience.

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