Botswana is undoubtedly a very large safari destination. Wild fauna and flora are king and wildlife shows can only be compared in a few other countries. The vastness of the natural territories, with their very varied landscapes, allows the traveller to immerse himself completely and open his senses wide. The country's very low population density (about 3 inhabitants/km²) and the low volume of tourism policy guarantee a privileged observation of wildlife. Here, it happens that we do not see a single other vehicle of the day in the various reserves of the country. The Okavango Delta, Moremi, Chobe, Makgadikgadi, Central Kalahari, Tuli Block are monuments of African nature.
A surprising diversity of landscapes :
Despite its relative platitude, Botswana is also a country of contrasts and surprises. The Tsodilo Hills contain some of the most beautiful rock paintings on the planet. The salt basins in the centre of the country - Sowa, Makgadikgadi, Nxai and Ntwetwe - offer landscapes of a vertiginous emptiness where the eye encounters absolutely nothing on the horizon. The Tuli Block region has a very rugged relief with its chaotic ochre and orange rocks. The gentle landscapes of the semi-desert of the Kalahari invite you to rest, the plains of the Chobe River plunge the traveller into the classic images of wild Africa just a few dozen kilometres from the Victoria Falls of the Zambezi River. Finally, the Okavango Delta unfolds its magnificent and fragile landscapes in the labyrinth of the channels of the mythical river.
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