Maun Travel Guide
Just in time for Earth Day, Disney’s "Earth" opened in theaters Wednesday. This G-rated documentary traces the journey of three animal families across the globe. One of those families was a herd of elephants captured in their homeland, Botswana. We predict "Earth" will renew interest in this small African country. If you want to beat the crowds, here’s a few tips for visiting Botswana.
What to See:
The elephant sequence in "Earth" was filmed in the world’s second largest game reserve, the 200,000-plus square mile Central Kalahari. The reserve’s terrain ranges from sand dunes to bushy plains and is teeming with wildlife. Several companies offer safaris through Kalahari including Getaway Travel who has a six day safari where you’ll participate in a nature walk led by local Bushmen trackers, visit the game reserve, and camp in the wild. Prices for six nights begin at $1,500.