Experience wild camping on a salt-pan island, magical sunrises & sunsets, close encounters with burrowing mammals and the impressive Baines Baobab at dawn. The main attraction of the river in the dry season, is the zebra. The wildebeest migration is the famous one, but it’s not the longest animal migration in safari Africa. From April through to October, when the dry season kicks in, this river is the only source of water in the region, providing an excellent stop for the migrating herds.
Viewing the Zebra Migration on the Boteti. ... As many as 25 000 zebra embark on a trek to the north-west, through the heat and dust to spend the dry season on the Boteti River and Okavango Delta. Home > Botswana > Botswana holiday at Meno a Kwena . Scattered herds of Botswana’s national animal can be seen throughout the Makgadikgadi palm belt and near the salt pans where the mineral content of grasses is highest. Watch a scene from “Great Zebra Exodus.” When the dry season begins, these families living in the saltpans start the long, hard migration west to the Boteti River for fresh drinking water. In Adventures by Andre Van Vuuren January 24, 2020 Leave a Comment. Where to stay to experience the Zebra and Wildebeest Migration.
The Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is home to the second largest zebra migration in the world, where thousands of zebra migrate to the Boteti River in the dry winter months (May to Oct) from their summer grazing ground further inside the park. Following the Zebra to Makgadikgadi By March and April the zebra reach the lush grounds of Makgadikgadi Pans, a vast stretch of national park that’s adjacent to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.
The number of zebra on the Boteti usually reaches a peak between June and October.
Start with the rare and pleasant view of zebras migrating across the wildlife reserves. Full report: Cambridge Core , Scientific Reports , R. Naidoo, M. J. Each year, Botswana’s zebra journey between Okavango Delta and Makgadikgadi Pans in search of fresh grazing in what is known as the second largest zebra migration in the world. The Bottom Line The bottom line is that, as always, Botswana remains a fantastic place to go on safari. ‘This Botswana zebra migration, which features plains zebra, was discovered by accident,’ Chris told us. This was the final push of the flood water that had originated as rain in the highlands of Angola and it … They usually finish their journey at the Boteti River, an all year round water source that negates the need to go any further south. The Boteti River also plays a crucial role in one of Botswana’s best kept secrets, the zebra migration – the longest land migration in the world. We were headed to the Boteti River on the western side of the park, which is where Chris assured us the zebra would be grouped en masse. The Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra in East Africa is one of the most well-known safari experiences, drawing thousands of guests each year to photograph and witness wildebeest making their annual journey through the Serengeti ecosystem. Plan your Tour: At the edge of the Okavango you can explore the floodplains.As you move towards South you can enjoy the beauty of the stunning Makgadikgadi Pans and your trip comes to a halt at the irrefutable Boteti River. This is when we would recommend a mobile camp in the West of the MPNP on the BOTETI RIVER! The herds will move back to the Makgadikgadi-Nxai Pan National park following the rains. When to see the zebra migration. If you want a private campsite, these are located close to the favoured animal drinking spots. At the edge of the Okavango you can explore the floodplains.As you move towards South you can enjoy the beauty of the stunning Makgadikgadi Pans and your trip comes to a halt at the irrefutable Boteti River. The zebra migration is resident here for much of the year. There are two lodge options here, but our favourite is Meno a Kwena Camp. Explore the grassland plains that host the second largest zebra migration in Southern Africa.