A look at Botswana's wealth of national parks.
Botswana, land of the Kalahari desert and "bushman", a landlocked haven for wildlife in the south of the continent of Africa. Botswana has some of the world's most famous wildlife, areas like the Chobe National Park, and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, and the Moremi National Park in the Okavango Delta. Thanks to the country's successful conservation efforts, these parks are rich in game, especially the big five.
The Chobe National Park in Botswana is a prime game destination on the Okavango Delta. Safari trips come in camping trips which could be thrilling as these are unfenced and animals roam through. Patrons can also get in proximity of wild game by staying in lodges or even houseboats. Wild life sightings can potentially include wild dogs and brown hyenas, it is also home to the largest elephant population in Africa in numbers, and these are also, according to many, the biggest in size.
The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is a huge area with a multitudes of ecosystems, it is home to lions, hyenas, antelopes and various birds and smaller mammals. This is a reserve that takes preparation to go into, as the condition can get extreme.
The Moremi Game Reserve is not one of Botswana's largest, yet it is home to nearly every wildlife on a safari goers wish list, including black rhinoceros, lions, elephants, Cape buffalo, hippopotamus, zebra, cheetah, Angolan giraffe, red lechwe , hyena, jackal, impala not to mention 500 species of birds.
Other game reserves in Botswana include: Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, and the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, All of which earn the country of Botswana an honorable mention for its conservation efforts