One of Africa's most popular and exclusive safari destinations, Botswana is a fascinating world, home to well-known landmarks such as the Okavango Delta, the Kalahari Desert and the Chobe National Park. To help you prepare for your Botswana holiday here are some interesting, lesser known facts about the country. Botswana is mostly flat with a few hills, most of its highest points located along the south-east section of the country.
Spanning across 600 370km2(231,788 miles²) Botswana is one of Africa's most popular tourism destinations. Located in southern Africa, just north of South Africa, Botswana is bordered by South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe and is home to over 1.5 million people. This varied and fascinating country has some unique and outstanding facts and trivia around it.
Experience Botswana with ASTHO Vacations. Our Botswana safari tours in Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park and Central Kalahari present you with an enticing variety of exciting possibilities. These Botswana safari package holidays vary from guided camping to classic lodge safari to absolute luxury. Whatever your choice, you can be assured of an unforgettable and magical journey.
While the emphasis of a Botswana safari is often on large mammals – and there are plenty of these – there are many other specialized creatures to be seen and enjoyed, from brightly-colored birds to secretive antelope, from frogs to fish. But overall it is often the sense of wilderness and pristine functioning ecosystems that have the most significant impact on all who come to visit.
Exclusivity is the name of the game in Botswana. Botswana offers such huge variety: designing a honeymoon to suit two different personalities is effortless, as you can take a trip in a mokoro in the morning, a game drive in the afternoon, and be tearing around on a quad bike the next morning - or you could elect just to sit in an infinity pool. The choice is yours.
Botswana hurts the wallet, we’re not going to lie, so a honeymoon – particularly before the expense of children – is a great time to consider visiting. Between May and October Botswana happens to be at its peak and offers truly outstanding game viewing.
Our Botswana Honeymoon Safari Packages offer you a romantic and memorable honeymoon safari holiday in the pristine wilderness.
From the rolling red dunes of the Kgalagadi transfrontier conservation area, to the sparse grasslands of Botswana's Central Kalahari, this is an arid wilderness that is rich in in desert-adapted wildlife and unsurpassed scenic beauty.
The Kalahari is home to the regal black-maned lion, secretive leopard and endangered African wild dog. But the desert is also regarded as the best place in Africa to view cheetah in the wild. With its abundant herds of springbok and scattering of steenbok, the Kalahari's wide-open landscapes provide a perfect hunting ground for Africa's fastest land mammal. Visitors who are fortunate enough to spend some time in the company of a Kalahari cheetah stand an excellent chance of watching this amazing speedster in action as it hunts its favoured antelope prey.