Botswana’s story is a journey from abject poverty to being on the Africa’s most stable./ Botswana has also managed to perfect the balance between economic growth and protecting its natural assets.
Lonely Planet says “ Prepare for a severe case of slack-jawed-with-awe syndrome when you visit”.
And here at Bushtrackers, we agree. Botswana is a truly remarkable destination for the adventure traveller, nature-lover, safari enthusiast and the off road thrill seeker.
84% of Botswana comprises the semi-arid Kgalagadi terrain. The Kgalagadi is alive with an astonishing diversity of plant and animal life. The region is also transformed by a season of good rain – from desert to lush green grassland and flooded pans.
Within Botswana, the Kgalagadi defines two unique geographical regions: the Makgadikgadi pans, and the wetland delta system of the Okavango.
No fewer than five game reserves and national parks entice visitors to Botswana’s vast share of the Kgalagadi - Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Khutse Game Reserve, Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve, Nxai Pan National Park, and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
These parks are remote and separated by vast distances, and best enjoyed in all terrain vehicles. Rent a Bush trackers 4x4 or self-drive safari camper and set out to experience Botswana as a place of unending space. Lonely Planet says : “Botswana is made for road (and road-less) trips – it is big-sky country, a land of flood plains, deserts and eternal horizons. Drive yourself and you'll undoubtedly have one of the continent's most intimate safari experiences.”