Botswana safari areas: the key destinations

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

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Vast in scale, extreme in climate, the CKGR is the domain of adventurous-minded travellers in search of a very different wilderness.
The Chobe National Park covers a large area of the northern Kalahari...

Chobe National Park

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The most long-standing of Botswana’s safari destinations, Chobe is home to huge herds of elephant – and the lion that have learned to hunt them.
In the middle of the northern Kalahari lie a series of huge, flat salt pans.

Kalahari's Salt Pans

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The vast flat saltpans of Makgadikgadi, Sua, Nxai & Kudiakam at the heart of the Kalahari host fleeting herds of game – come for a magical sense of wilderness and one or two tiny, offbeat camps.
The Kwando-Linyanti area is primarily dry; it's an excellent area for big game.

Kwando-Linyanti area

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Three excellent private safari reserves clustered around the Kwando & Linyanti Rivers, and the nearby Selinda Spillway. It's outside the Okavango Delta, but offers top-class safaris in big game country and some of Africa's best bird-watching.
Arriving on a flight with Air Botswana
Long the starting point for expeditions into the wild, Maun is now a bustling little town that is still the safari capital of Botswana.
Gliding around in a mokoro – this must be Botswana.

Moremi Game Reserve

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At the heart of the Okavango Delta, the game-rich Moremi has national-park status – without the exclusivity of the surrounding private reserves.
The Okavango Panhandle offers first class bird watching.

North-west Kalahari & Panhandle

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Encompassing the Panhandle area of the Okavango River, the magical Tsodilo Hills, the remote Aha Hills and the unusual Gcwihaba Caves, much of the north-western Kalahari is very remote. There are a few very good lodges here, but it is often best visited on a mobile safari.
The Okavango Delta is renowned as a world-class wilderness of lagoons and waterways ...

Okavango Delta Safari Reserves

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Often glamorous, always exclusive, a safari in the pristine wilderness of the Okavango Delta offers the ultimate in wildlife viewing.
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