BOTSWANA

This landlocked country is beautiful and unique experience and can be travelled by doing many of our different African Overland or Adventure Tours. With up to 70% of its area engulfed by the Kalahari Desert and the rest being home to the Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park, which form wondrous winding flood pans and intricate water ways through the northern areas of Botswana, you will easily be able to find a host of budget activities on offer from Ashanti Travel Online. During seasonal floods these areas become a dense habitat for all kinds of animals with hippos, crocodile, lions and birds being some of the biggest attractions. Currently one of the fastest growing economies in the world, Botswana has a great selection of luxury or budget accommodation, Safaris and Overland trips at an affordable cost.

The Kalahari Desert

This large semi-arid savanna covers most of Botswana and even extend into parts of Namibia too. Not being a full desert means there are vast areas of grass, where the riverbank used to be, where grazing animals and migratory birds, like massive flocks of flamingos, like to spend their time. During October to April it is rainy season and the seasonal rivers start to fill up. The only permanent river that runs through the Kalahari is the Okavango river.

The Okavango Delta & Maun

This Okavango Delta is a true highlight of Botswana and is best explored on personalised handmade canoes called Mokoros. Most overland trips will see you start in the gateway town of Maun, where your trip will either fly in or take a boat to your accommodation. From there it is either Mokoro, Walking, or 4×4 Safaris to explore the inner winding water ways and islands of the Okavango Delta.

Chobe National Park & Kasane

Another major attraction for Botswana is the Chobe National Park which has one of the largest concentration of animals in the entire of Africa. With an estimated 50 000 elephants in the park any safari is bound to bring amazing sightings of these gentle giants. Whether you watch a massive herd crossing the Marsh’s or do a boat Safari along the Chobe River and experience the families of Elephants come to the water’s edge to drink, you will not regret a trip through Chobe. Kasane is a small town that is often stayed in when doing Overland Safaris or Adventure tours in Chobe. It is situated at the entrance to Chobe National Park and is so close to the park that a walk through the town will often bring you face to face with wild warthog and other small animals.

So if you like the idea being able to spend one day in the massive Kalahari Desert and the next day hopping onto a boat or Mokoro and traversing the beautiful winding water ways of the Okavango, then Botswana is the place for you. Click “Read More” to find trips that go through the different regions of Botswana.

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Botswana Okavango

THE OKAVANGO DELTA & MAUN

This Okavango Delta is a true highlight of Botswana and is best explored on personalised handmade canoes called Mokoros. Most overland trips will see you start in the gateway town of Maun, where your trip will either fly in or take a boat to your accommodation. From there it is either Mokoro, Walking, or 4×4 Safaris to explore the inner winding water ways and islands of the Okavango Delta.

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Botswana Chobe

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

Another major attraction for Botswana is the Chobe National Park which has one of the largest concentration of animals in the entire of Africa. With an estimated 50 000 elephants in the park any safari is bound to bring amazing sightings of these gentle giants. Whether you watch a massive herd crossing the Marsh’s or do a boat Safari along the Chobe River and experience the families of Elephants come to the water’s edge to drink, you will not regret a trip through Chobe. Kasane is a small town that is often stayed in when doing Overland Safaris or Adventure tours in Chobe. It is situated at the entrance to Chobe National Park and is so close to the park that a walk through the town will often bring you face to face with wild warthog and other small animals.

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So if you like the idea being able to spend one day in the massive Kalahari Desert and the next day hopping onto a boat or Mokoro and traversing the beautiful winding water ways of the Okavango, then Botswana is the place for you. Click “Read More” to find trips that go through the different regions of Botswana.

2408, 2016

Ashanti’s Review of our Joburg to Vic Falls Overland Tour

August 24th, 2016|Categories: Botswana, Budget Safaris, Chobe National Park, Etosha National Park & Caprivi Strip, Johannesburg, Okavango Delta & Maun, Overland Tours|0 Comments

In July 2016, we sent Ashanti Travel staff member, Cal Heyburgh, on our 8 Day Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Overland Tour. This compact camping safari is a great way to experience overland travel, with the opportunity to see plenty of wildlife, as well as some of Southern Africa’s most beautiful national parks, in a short amount of time. The bulk of the tour is spent in Botswana and this trip is one of the best ways to enjoy Botswana on a budget. Below is Cal’s review of his tour.     Day 1 – Johannesburg to Tuli Block, Botswana Departing [...]

2207, 2016

Tips on How to Prevent Malaria

July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Adventure Tours, Botswana, Budget Safaris, Day Tours, Destinations, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, News, Overland Tours, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Travel Advice, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Nearly half of our planets population (more than 3 billion people) are living in high, medium or low risk malaria areas. Even though there has been a massive progress in curing and preventing this disease, it still causes many deaths each year and unfortunately most of them are here in Africa. When you’re on a holiday you really don’t want to have to worry about something as unpleasant as malaria, but at the same time you want to keep the risk of contracting the disease as low as possible. Here are a few steps to help prevent Malaria:  ABC(D)- prevention Awareness of the risk. [...]

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