Botswana measures 581,730km2 and has a population of around 2 million, making it a country with one of the lowest people densities in the world.
38% of Botswana dedicated to wildlife & parks, the Okavango system is one of the world’s unique ecosystems.
Botswana has diverse areas of wildlife habitat. In addition to the delta and desert areas, there are grasslands and savannas, where Blue Wildebeest, antelopes, and other mammals and birds are found. Northern Botswana has one of the few remaining large populations of the endangered African Wild Dog. Chobe National Park, found in the Chobe District, has the world’s largest concentration of African elephants. The park covers about 11,000 km2 (4,247 sq mi) and supports about 350 species of birds.
The Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve (in the Okavango Delta) are major tourist destinations.
Other reserves include:
- The Central Kalahari Game Reserve located in the Kalahari desert in Ghanzi District;
- Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and Nxai Pan National Park are in Central District in the Makgadikgadi Pan.
- Mashatu Game Reserve is privately owned: located where the Shashe River and Limpopo River meet in eastern Botswana.
- The other privately owned reserve is Mokolodi Nature Reserve near Gaborone.
- There are also specialised sanctuaries like the Khama Rhino Sanctuary (for Rhinoceros) and Makgadikgadi Sanctuary (for Flamingos). They are both located in Central District.
Whilst there are large tracts of concession land owned by Communal Trusts which are leased to the Safari operators, there are two substantial freehold title land areas namely the Ghanzi district and the Tuli.Gallery not found.