National Parks in Botswana
Botswana is one of Africa's great wildlife destinations. Offical National Parks, game reserves and nature reserves constitute around 17% percent of Botswana's area. Not included in that are private concession areas or nature reserves. We can gladly state that in Botswana we have some of the most fascinating conservation areas in the world.
Central Kalahari Game Reserve
In one of the five largest nature reserves in the world, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR), you are almost alone in a pristine, secluded and unique dry savanna that is unique in Africa or the rest of the world.
Chobe National Park
The Chobe National Park is situated in the north-east of Botswana with the Chobe River marking the northern border of the park. The Chobe River descends from Angola where it is called Cuando / Kwando and later Linyanti. The park stretches south over an overall area of about 10.600 km² and borders the Moremi Game Reserve for a little stretch in the south-west.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (KTF) is one of the largest nature conservation areas in the world and is nearly as big as Switzerland, covering an area of 39.000 km² with three quarters of the park situated in Botswana and one quarter in South Africa.
Khutse Game Reserve
The Khutse Game Reserve is an area only sparsely visited during the dry season. As soon as the mighty Kalahri thunderstorms arrive though, numbers of wildlife increase and so does the number of visitors.
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
The Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is situated south of the Nxai Pan National Park in Botswana and forms with its huge salt pans an impressive surreal landscape.
Moremi Game Reserve
The Moremi National Park, also called Moremi Game Reserve, is a 4871 km² large national park in Botswana. The area was declared a park in 1963 with the aim to protect wildlife numbers.
Nxai Pan National Park
The Nxai Pans National Park is situated north of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The park is dominated by large salt pans, which attract large herds of animals especially during and after the rainy season.