Botswana safari areas: the key destinations

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

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The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the Kalahari at its most remote. It is best visited on an intrepid mobile safari in the early months of the year. For those looking for more comfort there is also a lodge just outside the northern boundary of the reserve and two found in the north of the CKGR itself.
The Chobe National Park covers a large area of the northern Kalahari...

Chobe National Park

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A flagship national park, Chobe National Park has huge amounts of big game. The Chobe Riverfront in the north is easily accessible and stunning, although busy. Further south, Savuti is a magical spot for mobile safaris and there are a few top quality lodges dotted about too...
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
Once a bush outpost, Maun is now a busy and important town. It is relevant to most visitors only as a staging-post to the wildlife reserves of the Okavango Delta, the Kwando-Linyanti area and Chobe National Park.
Gliding around in a mokoro – this must be Botswana.

Moremi Game Reserve

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Moremi Game Reserve forms the core of the Okavango Delta. It's a top wildlife area, but camps here must abide by the park's rules – which are more restrictive than in the surrounding private safari 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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Botswana's top wildlife destination, the Okavango Delta's private reserves offer superb big game safaris, amazing boating safaris, and night drives – based at a wide range of top-class safari camps and lodges.
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