Overflowing with beautiful, rare and endangered species and home to some of the richest and most diverse natural reserves on earth, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia together form one of the world’s ultimate safari destinations.
Boasting elephants, zebras, lions, cheetahs and buffalo, not to mention vast savannahs, rich deltas and thundering waterfalls, this area of Africa is the perfect destination for anyone who wants to experience nature in all its glory.
With natural parks covering large areas of Zambia, and almost one fifth of both Namibia and Botswana classified as protected areas, the region really is a haven for the world’s wildlife.
Chobe National Park
One of the most visited parts of the region is Chobe National Park. Home to around 35,000 elephants – the largest population of any park in Africa – as well as herds of giraffes, wildebeest, impalas and kudus, the park is the most biologically diverse in the country. Made up of a series of marshes, flood plains and riverbeds, Chobe is a fantastic place to spot a variety of rare and endangered species.
One of the most beautiful areas within Chobe is the Savuti Channel. Home to huge herds of elephants, waterbuck, sable and antelope, as well as fresh water fish, hippo and crocodile, the marsh is the perfect place to witness Africa’s stunning animals in their incredible natural habitat.
The Okavango Delta
To the south west of Chobe National Park lies the Okavango Delta. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, this unique inland delta provides both a permanent and seasonal home to a huge variety of the continent’s mammals.
Large herds of elephant and buffalo roam the delta, while hippopotamus, wildebeest, giraffe, crocodile, rhinoceros, antelope and the endangered African wild dog can also be found in the region.
Covering much of the eastern part of the Okavango Delta is the Moremi Game Reserve. One of the most geographically diverse reserves in Botswana, it is an ornithologist’s heaven thanks to the huge variety and abundance of bird species found there.
When to go
From May to October, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia enjoy cool, mild and dry climates, with clear skies, comfortable temperatures and plenty of sunshine.
May, June and July are the most popular months to visit the region as reduced vegetation and flooded marshes make it even easier to spot the stunning creatures that call the area home.
Where to stay
There is a fantastic choice of accommodation options available in Namibia, Botswana and Zambia, many of which are located within the natural parks and protected areas themselves.
From traditional houseboats that float on the cool waters of the Okavango Delta to tents pitched in the middle of the Chobe National Park, visitors to the region will have the chance to immerse themselves in its culture and landscape.
Combining breath-taking scenery with an abundance of spectacular animals, a trip to Namibia, Botswana and Zambia is guaranteed to be truly unforgettable.
Experience it for yourself on our Botswana Wildlife Safari (currently with savings of £100 on selected summer 2015 departures). Alternatively, view all of our safari holidays in Africa.