Without question one of the most famous National Parks in the world, the Kruger National Park is the pride of South Africa and her people. Established in 1898 and covering some two million hectares, it is home to over 1000 different species of plant, bird and animal life. Boasting all of the Big Five plus a wide range of other magnificent fauna and flora, the Kruger National Park has become a South African institution. With an abundance of accommodation options – ranging from the ultra rustic to the super luxurious – the Kruger National Park can be made to suit every taste and budget.
The Okavango Delta is one of Mark’s favourite places.
The landlocked Southern African country of Botswana is fast becoming one of the most sought after destinations in the world. With attractions such as the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, the Makgadigadi Salt Pans and Savute National Park, visitors to Botswana can enjoy some of the best game viewing in Africa. With lodges that are traditionally small and intimate, guests enjoy unrivalled luxury in a setting that is both environmentally sustainable and wholly immersive. Whether you’re on a romantic African honeymoon or a multi-generational family trip, Botswana offers the chance to experience Africa at its most beautiful.
Chobe National Park, in the northeast of Botswana, is the country’s second largest national park and is blessed with one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. With an elephant population numbering close to 30 000, nowhere else in Africa has more of the iconic animal and you are all but guaranteed some amazing elephant sightings. Chobe is also the scene of the annual zebra migration - a truly moving spectacle to witness - which brings the whole park to life. Nearby to both the Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls, a visit to Chobe National Park works well when combined with the two and is sure to provide a truly memorable safari experience.
Rooms:8Rating:Style:Safari Honeymoons, Fly-in SafarisSpoken Languages:EnglishSpecial Interests:Adventure, Big 5, Birding, Fishing, Flora, Hiking, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, WildlifeLocation:Botswana
Kanana occupies a secluded spot in the southwest Okavango Delta overlooking the Xudum River. This private concession with Meru-style safari tents offers access to guided game drives, night drives, boat safaris, walking safaris, glass-bottomed mokoro trips and fishing. Ask about the thrilling Sleepout Deck! The area is known for its great sightings especially of Wild Dog and rare birds such as Pel’s Fishing Owl.
Kadizora Camp is located in the game-rich Okavango Delta, between the famous Selinda Spillway and the Vumbura River. It’s the only camp that offers hot air balloon excursions over the Delta. Other activities include boating, mokoro safaris, day and night game drives, walking safaris and fishing. For a cultural experience visit a traditional village in the area.
Rra Dinare nestles in a private concession alongside Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve, overlooking the Gomoti River floodplains. This eco-friendly camp is a delight for wildlife photographers and birders. From here you’ll venture out on sunset and evening game drives, mokoro safaris or afternoon game walks with an armed ranger in search of leopard, elephant, lion, hyena, cheetah and wild dog.