Botswana is a particularly rewarding birding destination. Hot spots here include the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park. Over 450 bird species have been recorded in the area, and in the vicinity of the Chobe and Linyanti rivers visitors can watch saddle-billed storks, long-toed plovers, pink-backed pelicans, African skimmers, Bradfield's hornbills and the jewel-like carmine bee-eaters. Heuglin's robin is a delight to hear in the early morning.
It might seem like a bit of a bland statement to say that the number one experience in Botswana is game-viewing, but that really is the case. Unlike other countries where a good safari is often more of a combination of travel, landscape, people and wildlife, here in Botswana the other three elements are virtually absent and the focus is very much on the flora and fauna. For people whose safari ambition is heavily focused on game-viewing, then Botswana has to be top of the list.
Boating, Canoeing and Mokoro
In some areas, boating is one of the activities on offer. You can travel out into the surrounding areas by boat looking for wild game, birds and at the general scenery. You can even fish in certain areas. In Botswana you will have the opportunity to explore the Okavango Delta by mokoro (traditional dugout canoes). There is no better way to relax in the wilderness than a mokoro trip through the Okavango Delta .