We’ll say it now, you won’t spend a huge amount of time indoors during your epic journey through Botswana, so if that’s a deal-breaker, look away now. Frankly, though, why would you?
MOKORO EXCURSION IN THE OKAVANGO DELTA
The Okavango Delta is one of the best places to spot wildlife in Africa, and for the ultimate vantage point, nothing quite beats a water-based safari. Hear the gentle lapping of the Delta as you glide through the water on your traditional mokoro. Resembling a venetian gondola, complete with pole-man steering punt-style from behind, these boats are originally made of dugout tree trunks, making the whole experience feel raw and wonderfully natural.
HORSEBACK SAFARIS IN THE SELINDA SPILLWAY
A horseback safari will provide you with the chance to get close to animals without the intrusion of the noise of an engine. Tours across the Selinda Spillway are simply exceptional. Feel the wind through your hair as you trot across the open plains and paddle through the shallows. Expect to see herds of buffalo, majestic African elephants and wild dogs as you take this truly exhilarating journey across the terrain.
FISHING IN CHOBE
Life on land may get the majority of the attention when it comes to Africa, but there is a plethora of marine life to pique the interest of any angler. Catfish, pike and the elusive tiger fish are just some of the species you can expect to catch on a fishing excursion in the River Chobe. And for those who aren’t fishing mad, the boat cruise alone is a wonderful way to see Chobe National Park.
BIRD WATCHING ACROSS THE COUNTRY
The immense open skies of Botswana are awash with some of the most fascinating and dynamic bird-life. Be on the lookout for spoonbills, nightjars, giant kingfishers and fishing owls. See huge flocks of the abundant red-billed quelea or the threatened slaty egret. With a range of species to be found across the different regions of the country, you’re bound to be close to the action wherever you are. Botswana really is a twitcher’s paradise.