From where the waters of the Eden-like Okavango Delta in the North disappear into the thirst-lands of the Kgalagadi in the South, Botswana remains one of the best kept secrets of Africa. Where huge herds of plains game migrate from the dry grasslands of the Savuti, every year, and the biggest Elephant population in the world holds sway, Botswana’s bounty of wildlife and beauty is second to none.
Most of the major African game species can be found, along with a number of species that are endemic to the region. Compared to the rest of Africa the game has been well protected from the scourge of poaching. The statistical picture reveals that the country is home to 164 species of mammals, 157 of reptile, 80 of fish, 550 of bird and uncountable different kinds of insects.
Our Botswana concession spans the contrasts of the lush Okavango Delta, and the huge expanse of Kalahari both with an abundance of wildlife. It has a heartbeat that can be found nowhere else in Africa.
Katzke Safaris offers you a wilderness exclusive for the use by clients only. There are no human settlements, habitation or fences in this 350 000 hectares (855 000 acre) concession area, except for our hunting and photographic camps. In 1999 the first 500km (315 miles) of hunting tracks were made to give access to this area and prior to that the human impact on this area were non-existent . This is unspoiled Africa!
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Camp Kwatale, the main camp, has four spacious meru tents, each with an en suite bathroom consisting of a shower, toilet and hand basin. Each tent has two luxury wooden beds with wardrobes and bedside cupboards, a table and two chairs. Tents are supplied with 12-volt solar power electricity. 230 volt DC power is available for the recharging of batteries in the dining area. The sitting cum dining and bar area is under thatch and canvas. The bar is well stocked with a refrigerator and ice. A satellite phone is available at an extra cost.
The Fly camp is more basic, but also comfortable. It is more in the old African safari style, with storm lanterns for lighting. Toilets are of the chemical type. There are strong iron bedsteads, with luxury mattresses identical to those in the main camp.
We supply three meals per day. Packed lunches are taken on the hunt to be enjoyed in the bush if we are too for away from camp during a hunt. Special dietary needs are catered for, but please let us know of your special requirements well before you arrive at the camp. We stock local South African beer and wines, soft drinks and most basic spirits. Again, let us know in advance of your special preferences.
Botswana enjoys fairly irregular seasons, with the rainy season theoretically starting in October, and lasting until March or April. However, long dry spells are often experienced within those months, and the greatest amount of rain usually falls between December and February.
The best time to visit Botswana is considered to be between April and November, when days are sunny and not too hot. In the height of the summer months, from April to November, temperatures during the day can rise to above 40ºC, and often drop sharply during the evening to 20 - 25ºC.
Winter, from May to October, is considered the best game viewing season, as vegetation thins and animals are forced to concentrate on perennial water sources. Temperatures during winter range from as low as 5ºC at night, to an average of 20ºC during the day..