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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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.

1503, 2022

Top 5 Endangered Animals You Can Spot On Safari In Africa

March 15th, 2022|Categories: Botswana, Kruger National Park, Masai Mara National Reserve, Nairobi, Namibia, News, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe|0 Comments

Without a doubt one of the major attractions to Southern Africa is the wildlife safari. Whether  it’s a 5 day budget safari in Kruger National Park or a camping overland safari from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, there is a plenty of wondrous wildlife to see in some of the most beautiful and unique locations in the world. On the top of most people list of wildlife to spot the big five, but don’t forget that there is a whole world of other animals to be found in Southern and East Africa. Many rare species of wildlife can only [...]

305, 2018

All You Need To Know About The Okavango Delta – Botswana

May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Botswana, Destinations, Okavango Delta & Maun|0 Comments

Africa has some of the most beautiful places on earth and the Okavango Delta is definitely at the top of the list. The Okavango Delta is an amazing place where you get to experience the African wilderness in a unique way. The sanctuary provides you access to beautiful lagoons, islands and smooth waterways. The Botswana Okavango Delta is also a fantastic safari destination, offering visitors something a little different. To have a complete experience it would be incredible to be able to do a safari in the Kruger National Park and then to stopover in the Delta. You are [...]

108, 2017

One More UNESCO Heritage Site for South Africa

August 1st, 2017|Categories: Cape Town, Drakensberg, Drakensburg Mountain Range, News, Okavango Delta & Maun, South Africa, Tours|0 Comments

If you’ve been gunning to tick off all of South Africa’s heritage sites from your list, it’s just gotten a little longer – the ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape has been inscribed as a UNESCO site. (PIC: khomanisan.com) Located in the north of South Africa at the border with Botswana and Namibia, and coinciding with the Kalahari-Gemsbok Park (collectively the Kgalagadi Transfontier Park in the three countries), the area has long been home to the ǂKhomani San people, with evidence of their activity since the Stone Age. One of the last communities of San people in the country [...]

1804, 2017

The Ultimate Travel Bucket List of Southern Africa

April 18th, 2017|Categories: Botswana, Cape Town, Chobe National Park, Destinations, Etosha National Park & Caprivi Strip, Kenya, Kruger National Park, Lake Bunyoni, Lake Malawi, Malawi, Masai Mara National Reserve, Namibia, News, Okavango Delta & Maun, Serengeti National Park & Ngorogoro Crater, South Africa, Travel Advice, Uganda, Victoria Falls, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Are you planning a trip to Africa, but you are not sure what you want to do? Don’t worry, we have put together a bucket list of the top “not to miss” attractions just for you! This bucket list contains some of the most wonderful places in Southern Africa and East Africa, including amazing countries like South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. Our top 10 African experiences range from gorilla trekking in Uganda, to hiking up Dune 45 in the desert of Namibia, and searching for the big five in Kruger National Park. Start reading [...]

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, News, 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 [...]

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