List of National Parks in Botswana

List of National Parks in Botswana

What is National Parks?

A national park is an area set aside by a national government for the preservation of the natural environment. A national park may be set aside for public recreation and enjoyment or for its historical or scientific interest while keeping most landscapes and their accompanying plants and animals in their natural state.

List of National Parks in Botswana

Chobe National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Hwange National Park

Lower Zambezi National Park

Namib-Naukluft National Park

Mangetti National Park

Nkasa Rupara National Park

Nkasa Rupara National Park

Frequently Asked Questions

How many national parks are in Botswana?

All four national parks in Botswana – Chobe, Gemsbok, Makgadikgadi Pans, and Nxai Pan – are run by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) based in Gaborone. The most popular way to explore these parks is by self-drive safaris.

How many game reserves and national parks are there in Botswana?

Botswana has four national parks, six game reserves and many other parks. The national parks including Chobe, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Gemsbok), Makgadikgadi Pans and the Nxai Pan are run by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP), based in Gaborone.

How much of Botswana is national park?

More than 17% of this country is devoted to National Parks or Game Reserves. Over 80% of Botswana is part of the immense former desert known as the Kalahari.

What is the number 1 national park in the world?

Yellowstone. With numerous attractions scattered throughout its more than 2 million acres, Yellowstone is a national treasure. This protected area in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho is America’s first national park (established in 1872), but its age has not dulled its natural beauty.

Is Kruger National Park in Botswana?

Greater Kruger National Park (GKNP) is a huge area consisting of a designated national park and surrounding private game reserves in the north-east of South Africa.

What is the largest game park in Botswana?

Located in the Kalahari desert in Botswana, Central Kalahari game reserve is the largest game reserve in Botswana covering an area of 52,800 square kilometers which is 10% of Botswana’s total land area which also means that it is the second-largest game reserve in the world.

What is the difference between a national reserve and a national park?

It’s quite a simple difference but one that can have a big effect on your experience. A national park is owned and managed by the government, whereas a private game reserve is owned and managed by the lodges within it. The biggest benefit of staying in a private reserve is exclusivity.

What is the 7 national park?

km Dihing Patkai straddling eastern Assam’s Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts is a major elephant habitat and 310 species of butterflies have been recorded there. The park has 47 species each of reptiles and mammals, including the tiger and clouded leopard.

What is Etosha National Park known for?

Etosha National Park is a vast wildlife spotting reserve – which could be the best in Southern Africa. It offers you the chance to see four of the Big five (elephant, rhino, leopard and lion – Buffalo are not present in the park) as well as an immense amount of other animals such as giraffe, cheetah, hyena and gemsbok.