Gemsbok, Oryx gazella on sand duneIt’s no surprise that and African safari is at the top of many Canadians’ bucket lists. But lots of us think that Kenya is the only option. And while Kenya has an amazing number of safari options, don’t discount Botswana when you are looking for an amazing country for animal lovers.

Located north of South Africa and east of Namibia in the heart of southern Africa, Botswana is somewhat larger than Alberta. But 70% of the land is taken up by the Kalahari Desert and the population is just over 2 million.
It melds authenticity and remoteness for an unforgettable vacation.
This is a great destination for the serious animal lover with the highest density of elephants in the world – and it’s the number one home to meerkats. Add giraffes, lions, zebras and leopards and you can see why National Geographic has come to Boswana countless times to film.

More wildlife plus fewer tourists is a tempting combination – but Botswana can be a little on the pricey side. One popular way to see it is in combination with Victoria Falls or South Africa and Namibia as offered by Kiboko Adventures on their well-priced three week tours.

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Botswana, Namibia, South Africa

Wildlife Wilderness of Botswana

Ultimate Botswana