Botswana is the quintessential safari destination. No other African country has such a rich mosaic of pristine habitats, from russet-coloured dunes to glittering seasonal wetlands. Much is desert – the semi-arid Kalahari covers over eighty percent of the country. But when distant rainfall floods the sandy basins and salt pans, enormous numbers of animals arrive, including the iconic Big Five – lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos and rhinos – and rarities such as red lechwes, pukus, sitatungas and wild dogs. . .

(continued on p. 234)

Links we like

Botswana Tourism Board Official info, including news and events.

Community-based Natural Resources Management IUCN (World Conservation Union) site covering sustainable conservation and development.

Government of the Republic of Botswana Includes visitor info on national parks and reserves.

Survival: Bushmen News from Survival’s long-running human rights campaign on behalf of the Kalahari Bushmen.

This page last edited 9 June 2011 © Richard Trillo and Emma Gregg


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