Botswana: Places to Explore

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Moremi Wildlife Reserve

Prolific wildlife and an astonishing variety of bird life characterize this reserve, which has become well known because it's the first in Southern Africa to be proclaimed by the local people (the Batawana) themselves. As there are no fences, the big game—and there's lots of it—can migrate to and from Chobe Park in the north.

Sometimes it seems as if a large proportion of Botswana's 70,000 elephants have made their way here, particularly in the dry winter season. Be prepared to check off on your game list lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, wild dogs, buffalo, hippos, dozens of different antelopes, zebras, giraffes, monkeys, baboons, and more than 400 kinds of birds.

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