Head northeast from the Okavango and you reach another important wetlands area. The marshes of the Linyanti, Kwando and Selinda Reserves, combined with the Savute region form what many call a “mini-Okavango.” During the dry winter months, this region, along with Chobe National Park, is renowned for its amazing population of elephants, who are drawn to these permanent sources of water.
The more intrepid travelers can explore the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, a harsh wilderness of almost 20,000 square miles that has been populated by the San Bushmen for at least 80,000 years. But we suggest you choose your dates for visiting the Kalahari carefully – the temperatures can exceed 115⁰F! – Tom LaRock, Managing Director and Founding Partner