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Botswana has one of the lowest human population densities on earth yet plays host to some of the highest wildlife densities. A land of paradox, it is best known for both a swamp and a desert – the miraculous Okavango and the remote Kalahari. Both offer wonderful game viewing far from the reach of modern man – true wilderness known only to the few, among them your Royal African guides.
Renowned for its vast herds of desert elephants, Botswana is bordered by Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. It has a vibrant economy, based on diamond mining and is one of the most economically strong countries in Africa. Fortune and geography have saved its unfenced wilderness areas as they have its ancient peoples; the San hunter-gatherers still survive in the Kalahari, their continuing existence a miracle in itself.
Botswana hosts the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the south, which it shares with South Africa. The world-renowned Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the ancient pans of the Makgadikgadi and the imposing elephant-killing lions of the Chobe are just a few of the highlights of this fascinating country. With Royal African guiding you, you won’t miss a thing and you will be able to share in the profound beauty of this demanding but infinitely rewarding landscape. View photos.