Botswana Places

Learn more about all Botswana places and safari destinations in this glossary of Botswana areas, towns, game reserves and national parks.

Botswana is a land of great beauty and diversity. From the lush Okavango Delta waterways to the dry Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Botswana offers a variety of landscapes and experiences to beguile visitors from far and wide.

Botswana game reserves and national parks are home to a plethora of wildlife species which can be appreciated on game drives, safari walks, mokoro rides and boat safaris. Offering both land and water based game viewing, makes Botswana an excellent African safari destination.

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Caprivi

Caprivi, sometimes called the Caprivi Strip is part of Namibia lying between Botswana, Angola and Zambia. Caprivi is bordered by the Okavango...more

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the second largest wildlife reserve in the world and the largest and most remote reserve in Southern Africa....more

Chiefs Island

Chiefs Island is one of the largest islands in the Okovango Delta in Botswana. It is situated in the exclusive Mombo Concession...more

Chobe

Chobe found in Botswana consists of 4 areas, each corresponding to one distinct ecosystem which is also Botswanas first national park....more

Chobe National Park

The Chobe National Park in Botswana is flanked by the Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta. This unique biosphere...more

Chobe River

The Chobe River flows from Angola from which it travels under the Kwando name. It becomes the Linyati River and then the Chobe river...more

Jao Reserve

Jao Reserve is in the north-western area of the Okovango Delta in Botswana. The Moremi Game Reserve forms the eastern boundary....more

Kalahari Desert

The Kalahari Desert that covers much of Botswana, and parts of Namibia and South Africa is a large semi-arid sandy savannah...more

Kasane

Kasane is a town in Botswana which is also the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Kasane is close to where the four countries...more

Kwando Concession

The Kwando Concession, covering roughly four thousand square kilometres lies on the northern edge of Botswana...more

Kwara Concession

The Kwara Concession in Botswana has a deep water channel linking it to the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta....more

Linyanti

The Linyanti is a region in the north western corner of the Chobe National Park in Botswana. The Linyanti swamp lies between the Kwando and Linyanti rivers....more

Livingstone

Livingstone in Zambia lies on the border of Zimbabwe and is worth a visit because this is a tourism centre for Victoria Falls...more

Makgadikgadi National Park

The Makgadikgadi Pan National Park lies in the dry savanna of north-eastern Botswana and is one of the largest salt flats in the world....more

Makgadikgadi Pans

The Makgadikgadi Pan National Park lies in the dry savanna of north-eastern Botswana and is one of the largest salt flats in the world....more

Mashatu Game Reserve

The largest private game reserve in Southern Africa, the Mashatu Game Reserve lies in the eastern corner of Botswana...more

Maun

Maun is the administrative centre of Ngamiland district and lies on the Southern fringes of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. It is the 5th largest town...more

Moremi Reserve

The Okavango Delta is largely protected by the Moremi Wildlife Reserve on the central and eastern sections of Botswana...more

Nxai Pan National Park

Nxai Pan is one of the Makgadikgadi Pan Salt flats in the north eastern part of Botswana. The pan at Baines Baobabs which is a National Monument...more

Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is one of the most popular Botswana safari destinations. With a good sizable portion of the country...more

Okavango Panhandle Safari

The Okavango Panhandle lies in the north-eastern part of Botswana where the river widens into channels across the sand. Okavango Panhandle activities include fishing, boat safaris and mokoro trips year round...more

Savuti

To get a taste of the wilder side of things, head to Savuti or the Savute region of Botswana for an extremely unique and authentic wildlife experience....more

Selinda Reserve

One of Africa's great wildlife reserves is the Selinda Reserve in Northern Botswana. The Zibadianja Lagoon gets its water from...more

Shinde Island

Shinde Island is a palm-dotted island to the north of the Moremi Game Reserve situated in the Northern Okavango Delta in Botswana....more

Tuli Block

Tuli Block in Botswana is located on the eastern border with Zimbabwe to the north and South Africa to the south. The eastern section is...more

Victoria Falls

For many the major attraction to Zimbabwe is the mighty free flowing waterfall of Victoria Falls. Discovered by the British Explorer, Dr David Livingstone...more

Vumbura Concession

The Vumbura concession is in the extreme north of the Okavango Delta in Botswana, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve...more

Xugana Island

The Xugana Island in Botswana is part of the Xugana private concession in the heart of the Okavango Delta the natural wonder of the Kalahari Desert....more
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