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Exploring Wildlife Wonders in Botswana’s National Parks with Bush Ways Safaris

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Botswana is a land of untamed beauty and natural wonder and is home to some of the most pristine and diverse landscapes on the African continent.  At Bush Ways Safaris, we offer a wide range of safari options that take you on unforgettable journeys through the heart of Botswana’s national parks. These wildlife treasures are protected areas committed to conservation, and they offer an unparalleled opportunity to witness Africa’s wildlife and natural splendour up close. In this week’s article, we’ve recapped these wildlife havens below:

Chobe National Park: Land of Giants

Chobe National Park, located in the northeastern corner of Botswana, is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. Known for its staggering elephant population which moves through the park and on a daily trek to the river bank, Chobe is also called the “Land of Giants.” The park’s diverse ecosystem includes floodplains, savannah, and woodland. The wide Chobe River is the source of life in the area and feeds the flanking flood plains. Safari guests on our Lion & Fully Serviced Safaris can embark on boat activities along the Chobe River, offering a unique perspective to observe elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and countless bird species. Game drives within Chobe National Park reveal a diverse array of animals, including lions, leopards, buffalo, and an abundance of antelope species including puku and bushbuck. Chobe National Park is a must-see destination for any safari lover. For your chance to visit Chobe National Park, send us an email about our Leopard, Lion, Fish Eagle, Jackal, or Buffalo safaris for your adventure through the ‘Land of Giants’!

Moremi Game Reserve: A Paradise for Predators 

Moremi Game Reserve, nestled in the heart of the Okavango Delta, is renowned for its exceptional predator-prey interactions, offering a front-row seat to the circle of life in the wild. Here, lions, leopards, and wild dogs stalk the delta’s prey, making every game drive an adventure. The acacia and mophane woodlands as well as the lush waterways with the perennial Khwai River are also home to an abundant variety of bird species, and numerous antelope, including red lechwe, tsessebe, kudu, wildebeest and impala. Jump onboard any one of our safaris, with the exception of the Kalahari Safari, for your great Moremi escape!

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park: A Wildlife Wonderland

Venture into the vast and surreal landscapes of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, where endless horizons of salt flats meet the eye. This unique environment attracts an array of wildlife and birdlife. Herds of zebra and wildebeest migrate seasonally through the park, followed by predators in search of a meal. Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is an ever-changing wilderness of wonder that every safari enthusiast must encounter! Book your seat now on our Sable Accommodated Safari or Leopard Safari for your thrilling adventure in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park! 

Central Kalahari Game Reserve: A Desert Dream

The Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the biggest reserve in Botswana, offers a striking contrast to the wetlands and woodlands found in other parks around the country. This arid desert landscape is home to wildlife species that have adapted to survive in the harsh Kalahari conditions. Witness the power and majesty of the Kalahari’s black-maned lions, as well as oryx, springboks, jackals, ground squirrels, and if very lucky, the elusive aardvark and brown hyena. For your Central Kalahari Game Reserve experience, book your seat now on our Leopard or Kalahari Safari – your  desert adventure awaits!

Deception Valley Private Reserve

Deception Valley Private Reserve is on the northeastern boundary of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in one of the largest private game reserves in Botswana. Deception Valley Private Reserve spans more than 43 000Ha of pristine Kalahari wilderness. The name Deception Valley originates from an ancient river bed that extends through to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. in the region, which has historically perplexed travellers. An optical illusion creates the appearance of a water-filled riverbed when it is actually completely devoid of water. This reserve has been rehabilitated from farmlands over the years and now boasts of designated waterholes, hidden viewing hides, vegetated dunes, natural pans and an amazing valley, offering incredible game viewing opportunities in the heart of the Kalahari. The reserve is a haven for cultural experiences, offering you the opportunity to interact with the San Bushmen, the original inhabitants of the Kalahari. This captivating experience is exclusively offered on our Leopard, Sable and Kalahari Safari.

Nxai Pan National Park: A Birder’s Paradise

Nxai Pan National Park is a hidden jewel in Botswana’s national park network. This park, named after the large vegetated pan that is a key feature, hosts a zebra migration that encompasses the longest distances in southern Africa. Year round resident zebra mingle with the springbok, kudu, oryx, giraffe and elephants at the scattered waterholes, watched carefully by waiting predators such as lions, cheetah, leopard and jackal. Ancient baobabs dot the landscape, and provide a magnificent backdrop to the game sightings. A large variety of bird species can be seen in the park including kori bustards, secretary birds and even the odd pelican in transit in the rainy season. The ethereal landscape makes for inspiring photography. An adventure in Nxai awaits! Join our Lion Safari for your chance to explore this fascinating park teeming with adventure!

Botswana’s national parks are not just destinations – they are windows into the soul of Africa’s wilderness. Through our tailor-made packages, you can immerse yourself in the captivating world of Chobe, Moremi, Makgadikgadi, Central Kalahari, and Nxai Pan. With our experienced guides and comfortable tents, we promise an unforgettable journey into the heart of these pristine landscapes teeming with remarkable wildlife that calls it home.