BOTSWANA SAFARI OFFERS GREAT ESCAPES

Joe McClain - Nov 11, 2008
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The South African state Botswana is a luring tourism destination for wildlife lovers. There are reserves with abundant fauna and flora. Unlike reserves in some other African states Botswana’s parks are not crowded with tourists. Here a safari goer may enjoy true adventure in remote parts of Africa, far from all people. The parks here are also very diverse which enables guest to experience a desert safari as well as a woodland one. The country simply features an ideal escape destination for people who want to get away from all the bustle of the so called civilized world.

 

Thanks to all the mentioned qualities, Botswana has reputation of one of Africa"s prime safari destinations. The Savute Game Reserve belongs among Botswana’s popular spots for game-viewing as it boasts with herds of elephant and also with interesting birdlife. The Chobe National Park and the Moremi Game Reserve are the country’s main safari destinations. The national park is known to be the place with the largest concentration of elephants on earth. The game reserve on the other hand is the most diverse park in Botswana and it is also the only proclaimed wildlife reserve in the Okavango Delta. It is a habitat to numerous animals. A visitor may for example spot such animals as cheetah, leopard, buffalo, hippo, giraffe or kudu in here. The Okavango Delta itself is a very interesting place as it is virtually an oasis in the Kalahari Desert. Here water meets the desert. Visitors may watch local wildlife from dugout canoes which are propelled by locals.

 

Tourism industry is an important sector of Botswana’s economy. It not only brings in the needed money but it also helps to diversify the country’s economy. In 2005 the industry created some 23,000 jobs and made the country’s economy less dependent on traditional sources of income such as diamonds and beef.

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