Botswana eco lodges and resorts include Zarafa a Selinda Reserve, Jack’s Camp at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Chief’s Camp at Okavango Delta, Baines Camp at Okavango Delta, Vumbura Plains Camp at Okavango Delta, and Mombo Camp at Okavango Delta. These eco-camps boast artistically crafted log/wooden and thatch structures ranging from elegant villas to casual tent accommodations, and Botswana eco lodges and resorts operate in a manner that care for the environment, local wildlife. Many properties use renewable energy for water and power supply. Some lodge owners may plant or source organic and locally cultivated fruits and vegetables from farmers and even go an extra mile to support local community programs dedicated to the betterment of the peoples.
Comprising 320,000-acre nature reserve, Selinda serves to protect and conserve the local wildlife and land area. The site is a pathway for migration of the animals as they traverse around Botswana. Travelers staying in Botswana eco lodges have a front row seat for seeing an abundant of African wildlife species, including zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, elephants, lions, flamingos, cheetahs, white/black rhinoceros, and wild dogs.
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park was once a mega lake measuring 100 feet (30 meters) deep and spanning over an area of 30,888 sq. miles (80,000 square km). The landscape changed with the climate over many thousands of years. The now ancient Lake Makgadikgadi sits in the Kalahari Desert. As the water dispersed, large cracks in the dry lake bed infused with salt remained. The site seems to stretches infinitely and is further completed with rocky crags, strands of sand dunes, and Baobab trees.
Okavango Delta was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is an area of that is made up of marshlands and plains, the site is unique in that annual flooding occurs. It is during this period when the native flora and fauna become interactive and goes through their biological cycles.