The specialty of Botswana tourist attractions is the unspoilt beauty of the country. The low population count of the country has made Botswana an adventure tourist's utopia. More than 17% of the total land area of this African state has been reserved as game reserves and national parks. The traveler to the country may select from the choice of experiencing the green Okavango Delta in the north of Botswana as well as the red desert Kalahari dunes to the south of the country. The excellent road network throughout Botswana makes the journey comfortable and memorable.
Central Kalahari Game
Central Kalahari Game is the second biggest game reserve across the globe and is located in the heart of the country of Botswana. The Central Kalahari Game is famous for its vast open plains, ancient riverbeds and saltpans. The Central Kalahari Game in Botswana is most densely wooded in its southern regions, with a variety of sand dunes and a huge diversity of trees and shrubs in the northern areas. The central area contains the flat bushes while the eastern and southern areas are blessed with the Mopane forests. The annual rainfall measures around 170 to 700 millimeters and hence vegetation is quite sparse and sporadic.
Gemsbok National Park Botswana
Gemsbok National Park is located at the bordering regions of the countries of Botswana and Namibia. The total stretch of land encapsulated by the Gemsbok National Park is more than then thousand square kilometers. The Gemsbok National Park of Botswana was established in the year 1931 to protect the migratory game in the region of Gemsbok. The Park however got combined with the neighboring Kalahari Gemsbok National Park and was converted to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the year 1990. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is the first one of its kind in South Africa as well as in the whole world.
Kalahari Desert Botswana
Kalahari Desert in Botswana is home to a number of game reserves located in its surrounding regions,like, the Khutse Game Reserve, Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, which are home to a large variety of the African wildlife including some of the rarest wildlife species of the world. Rainfall is scarce in the Kalahari Desert and in summers the temperatures shoot upwards at a tremendous rate. Surprisingly however, there are many animals and plants that still survive in the Kalahari Desert of Botswana. The annual rainfall is a mere 5-10 inches with the Okavango River flowing into a delta, making the northwestern regions quite marshy and hence rich in wildlife.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park Botswana
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in Botswana is situated on the African country's border with South Africa. The park is famous for its variety of wildlife that includes cheetahs, Kalahari lions, hyenas and leopards. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park was formed by the amalgamation of two pre-existing national parks. The Gemsbok National Park of Botswana and the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park was combined to form the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Botswana has territorial jurisdiction over three quarters of the total park area. The reserve is held by South Africa.
Khama Rhino Sanctuary Botswana
Khama Rhino Sanctuary is basically a wildlife project in the land of Botswana which is totally community based. The Khama Rhino Sanctuary was established in the year 1992, in order to save the rest of the surviving rhino population in the country. The area of the Khama Rhino Sanctuary was formerly teeming with abundant varieties of African wildlife. The community aimed towards restoring the natural state of the region and provides all sorts of economic assistance to the local Botswana people.
Khutse Game Reserve Botswana
Khutse Game Reserve located in Botswana, stretches over an area of 2,500 square kilometers and was established in the year 1971. The immense scarcity of water along with the fragile vegetation led to the complete absence of any kind of human civilization in the region. Although large concentrations of game are not available at the Khutse Game Reserve yet animals like leopard, cheetah, giraffe, kudu, eland, red hartebeest, wildebeest, black backed jackal, gemsbok, springbok, grey duiker, steenbok, brown hyena, wild dog and the bat eared fox are quite abundant in the reserve.
Mabuasehube Game Reserve Botswana
Mabuasehube Game Reserve is situated in the most remote regions of the land of Botswana, in the wilderness of the Kalahari Desert. The Mabuasehube Game Reserve in Botswana offers a once in a lifetime opportunity of encountering the most hostile environments of a seldom visited world. The Mabuasehube Game Reserve, Botswana covers an area of about six hundred and ninety five square miles and shares its western borders with the Gemsbok National Park. There are a total of six huge pans and sand dunes which are as tall as thirty meters.
Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve Botswana
Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve is located in the country of Botswana, between the villages of Maun and Nata, near the Francistown road. The name Makgadikgadi Pans although refers to a vast stretch of lifeless land, the Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve is not deprived of its folklore. The rivers at the Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve at Botswana remain dry all throughout the year, except for the monsoon season during the month of November and retain their water till the end of May. It is due to these water sheets that large varieties of migratory birds are attracted to this region accompanied by the dramatic migrations of zebra and the wildebeest.
Moremi Game Reserve Botswana
Moremi Game Reserve is located over a vast stretch of land covering almost 4,871 square kilometers of land in the country of Botswana. The Moremi Game Reserve is considered as the most beautiful wildlife reserve forests in the entire African continent, since it consists of lots the acacia forests, lagoons, floodplains and Mopane woodlands. A huge diversity of animal as well as plant life can be encountered at the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana. Almost twenty percent of the region of Okavango Delta is covered by the Moremi Game Reserve at Botswana.
Nxai Pan National Park Botswana
Nxai Pan National Park is located in Botswana and it stretches up to 2,578 square kilometers of land area. The Nxai Pan National Park is also considered as being the sister park of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
The chief attraction at the Nxai Pan National Park at Botswana is a water hole, which is located at a distance of two kilometers from the entrance gate. In the entire stretch of the Mopane woodland of the Nxai Pan National Park, the animals that can be encountered on an abundant measure include lions, kudu, giraffe, ostrich, impala, and large numbers of birdlife as well as fascinating varieties of springbok, jackal and the bat ears fox. There are also numerous variations of smaller creatures available apart from the elephants, zebras and gemstocks, which flock the Nxai Pan National Park in Botswana, in the monsoon months.
Okavango Delta Botswana
Okavango Delta is the world's largest inland delta and is situated in the country of Botswana. The Okavango Delta is basically a labyrinth of lakes, lagoons and hidden channels, which cover more than 17,000 square kilometers of land and acts like a magnet for the rarest species of wildlife as well as for the tourists. The Okavango River today has no outlet to the sea and hence empties itself in the sands of the Kalahari Desert and this is the chief reason for the irrigation of 15,000 square kilometers of land in the Okavango Delta in Botswana.
The Chobe National Park Botswana
The Chobe National Park is one of the largest national parks in Botswana.The Chobe National Park is famous for having the most densely concentrated game found in the entire African continent with the total land area being around 10,566 square kilometers. The Chobe National Park is distributed into four ecosystems with distinct varieties. These is Serondela covering the lush green vegetations of the area surrounding the Chobe River in the north eastern regions; Linyanti Swamps over the north western regions; the region of Savuti Marsh in the northern areas of the Mababe gate and the hinterland in between, which remains quite hot and dry.
Tsodilo Hills are located in the Kalahari Desert at a distance of fifty kilometers from the western borders of the Desert. The village of Sepupa is placed at the foothills of the Tsodilo Hills in Botswana with the Panhandle flowing nearby. The four majestic Tsodilo Hills are known popularly as "The Male" with the largest of the Tsodilo Hills, reaching a height of four hundred and ten meters. There is a surrounding smaller hill, which also has a popular name of "The Female". The latter however is spread over a large area, which is three times of "The Male". The nearby hill which is forty meters tall is referred to as "The Child".