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Khutse Game Reserve

Khutse Game Reserve falls directly across the Tropic of Capricorn, a 2,500km2 bump that extends off the southern border of the much larger Central Kalahari Game Reserve. It’s a little out of the way, and often overlooked by self-drive visitors, but offers beautiful Kalahari grassland between a handful of seasonal pans. The region is very […]

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From Maun to Savuti

Maun is known as the ‘gateway to the Okavango Delta’, the inevitable starting point for self-drive safaris heading north. Moremi Game Reserve is the closest park to Maun and the only part of the delta that’s open to self-drive visitors. Moremi has two access gates: Maqwee Gate in the south and Khwai Gate in the […]

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Crossing the Magadikgadi Pans

The Makgadikgadi Pans are one of Botswana’s most extraordinary destinations. Stretching over 16,000km2, they form a network of inter-connected saltpans which are all that’s left of a huge inland lake that covered the centre of Botswana many thousands of years ago. The two largest pans are Sua Pan on the east and Ntwetwe Pan to […]

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Botswana from Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

In Botswana’s southwestern corner you’ll find the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, a huge cross-border wildlife reserve that combines land in both South Africa and Botswana. Covering a total area of over 37,000km2, this magnificent park is famous for its vast Kalahari grassland, seasonal pans, and low, red-ochre dunes. There are four entrance gates into the park, […]

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Wildlife in Botswana

Botswana is home to the Big Five and much more, and the north is where you’ll find the greatest numbers and variety. The permanent waters of the Okavango Delta and the Chobe Linyanti River System provide water and food for huge herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as thousands of zebra, giraffe and other […]

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Highlights of a Botswana Self-drive Holiday

One of the many wonderful things about Botswana is that it’s always a pleasure to revisit familiar places. It’s true that one or two much-loved camps have expanded in recent years and – some will argue – have lost a bit of their original charm. But many more have remained unchanged for decades and regular […]

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