“Everything in Africa bites, but the safari bug is the worst of all” – Brian Jackman, freelance travel writer.
Botswana’s wilderness, with all its diversity and beauty, has continued unabated in our absence. In fact, it has been truly thriving over the past few months thanks to the deluge of water that streamed into the Okavango after the Zambezi River experienced its highest water levels in five years. Fortunately, Botswana safari camps and lodges are opening slowly and safely, initially for residents and citizens of Botswana, making sure the health of both their staff and local guests are the main priority.
We completely understand the uncertainty that people are feeling even around local and national travel. These are indeed uncertain times for us all and the safety of ourselves and our families is at the top of everyone’s minds. When you are comfortable to travel again, consider the great outdoors of wild Botswana for your holiday whether solo, as a couple or family.
Distance really does make the heart grow fonder
When we all thought we could not love the bush any more than we have already done, distance has made our hearts that much fonder of it. During what has seemed like an age, our appreciation of the open spaces and rugged landscape of wild Botswana has, without a doubt, has grown deeper and richer. While virtual safaris have entertained us and wildlife documentaries have educated us, one can only take so much armchair travel before a yearning for the bush takes over.
Nothing can compare to the real thing
From exploring the channels and flooded plains of the Okavango Delta by mokoro, spotting wild dogs and leopard whilst on a game drive in Moremi Game Reserve, to witnessing the 300-strong herds of buffalo roaming the yellowing grassy plains in the drier flood plains of the Great Okavango Delta – these are just some of the exciting wildlife experiences waiting to be had on a Botswana safari. To be in the bush is to feel fully awakened to and inspired about life’s potential.
Expect total mind, body and soul renewal
Being in the bush takes us out of our busy lives and slows us down to nature’s gentler pace, giving us the time and space to bond with ourselves and loved ones, and prioritize our wellbeing once again. A Botswana walking safari is one way of really rejuvenating your mind, body and soul. It is a deep dive into the bush and an opportunity to quietly connect with the land, its interesting ecosystems, and myriad plants, animals, birds and other more inconspicuous creatures.
When Botswana opens its borders for international travel, you can expect excellent specials on offer! Contact us for more details and remember that partnering with Liquid Giraffe means a well-organised and smooth safari experience, without any additional cost.
All images courtesy of Ker & Downey Botswana.