Botswana Travel Plans

When you decide you ant to take a very special trip unlike where you probably live you might consider making plans for Botswana Travel. Botswana is a land locked country located in Southern Africa. Botswana Travel plans might include a trip to Kgalagardi Transfrontier Park and Conservation area which is located in South Africa and Botswana. Kgalagardi from the Tswana means place of thirst or great thirst.

The Kgalagardi Transfrontier Park is a large wildlife preserve and conservation area. In Botswana the park is called Gemsbok National Park and where it straddles South Africa the park is called Kalahari Gemsbok National Park. The two parks joined together so there is no man made barriers allowing a conservation area much like it used to be decades ago. It has abundant wildlife such as lions, cheetahs and leopards.

Botswana Travel Plans

Botswana Travel Plans

The Central Kalahari Game Preserve is located in the middle of Botswana. So your Botswana Travel plans could include this game preserve. It was established in 1961 and is the second largest game preserve in the world. It is mostly flat open plains with bush, grassy areas and sand dunes plus four rivers. It also contains salt pans which are a large dry lake area where the bulk of the surface is salt. These pans have huge sand dunes. Here you may see hyenas, leopards and giraffes which are just a few of the wild life you can observe.

When you begin to plan your trip to Botswana you should take a look at the history of the area. Up until about the 1980’s it used to be more common to visit East Africa which mostly meant Kenya and Tanzania because they had a very well developed safari infrastructure with both permanent camps and mobile safaris well established. Southern Africa was rather undeveloped for tourism. About the 1990’s the safari industry started to grow in Southern Africa and it is into Southern Africa like Botswana’s Okavango Delta wetlands and the semi arid desert areas of the Kalahari Desert, really rather pristine wildlife areas are now open to tourists. The area has developed and is an ideal place to travel to see wild life and vast areas of land.

If you decide to take a safari to Botswana you might wonder what a normal day is like. Well that is a normal that might include sightings of elephants, leopards, bull elephants, or other wild animals and you would be in Southern Africa. But most of the days begin early in the morning because it is cooler and many of the night time animals are still around. So the day would begin early either by foot, a vehicle for game drives, or if near water perhaps by a form of boat. You would then return to the camp for lunch and a rest. It is warm in the afternoons and the animals will be seeking shade. The next outing would be in the late afternoon to sunset when you would return to camp to cleanup and eat.

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