We would certainly suggest a trip to Botswana to include desert
as well as delta, and during the green season (November - April)
the area becomes a lush fresh food source, attracting tens of
thousands of springbok, gemsbok and wildebeest, giraffe and, of
course, their predators. This is also home to the second largest
migration in Africa - the Zebra migration that takes place during
this time. The Kalahari also has the last of the traditional
Bushman (San) communities, some of the only people on earth who can
survive in a land without permanent water.
The Makgadikgadi Pans are the remains of the world's largest
super lake and are like nowhere else on Earth. The onset of rain
here forms shallow lakes that attract not only animals but also
spectacular birdlife including thousands of flamingos, pelicans and
During the dry season (May - October) the grasslands turn to
gold and only the hardy, rare and fascinating desert adapted
species - unique to the Kalahari - such as the brown hyena, meerkat
and springbuck remain.
The camps and lodges in this area have developed ways of
exploring during both seasons, with quad-biking, walking and 4x4s
just some of the options and also recently launched horseback
safaris in to the pans.