Wild Botswana – Video
Botswana, Africa is famous for its wildlife. With lots of wide open spaces, and a plethora of colorful birds and large game to fill them, Botswana is one of the few remaining destinations in Africa where the adventuresome safari spirit still survives. As a tourism destination, Botswana has traditionally followed a higher cost / lower tourist volume approach, in part as a conservation strategy, and also to differentiate itself from other African safari countries that follow a mass market tourism policy. Botswana can afford to discourage mass tourism because of its great mineral wealth. It is one of the most stable countries in Africa, economically and politically, and one of the world’s largest producers of diamonds. Traveling on safari in Botswana may cost a bit more, but travelers are rewarded with an arkful of animals in the wild: lazing in the waters of the Okavango Delta (Moremi Game Reserve), grazing on the grasslands of Chobe National Park and tracking the arid salt pans of the Kalahari Desert.
While Botswana may not be the best African safari destination for those on a tight budget, this isn’t to say that Botswana is exclusively an expensive, high-end only destination. Budget options do exist, and accommodations can range from a tented riverbank campsite to a plush lodge. In many respects, costs and quality compare to neighboring South Africa.
In this month’s Travel Video share, get ready to feast your eyes upon some of the best drone footage of African wildlife ever made, brought to you by Martin Harvey, a wildlife, travel and adventure photographer based in South Africa. Shot entirely with a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone, Martin focused on the Okavango Delta and the Makgadikgadi Pans areas of Botswana. He captured some amazing footage, all done with considerable care and precautions taken to film without disturbing the animals. This month, we are excited to share this aerial cinematic celebration of African wildlife, entitled Wild Botswana.
The Avant Team