Botswana

Botswana

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Botswana Safaris

A visitor on a Botswana safari holiday will soon realise why the Tswana word for rain – ‘Pula’ – is also the name of the national currency: this is a sun-baked, arid land where water is as precious as the diamonds upon which its wealth has been built. It’s also home to some of the world’s greatest wildlife destinations: the incomparable Okavango Delta, a great green oasis in the heart of the Kalahari and the Chobe National Park, where the ground literally rumbles beneath the feet of thousands of elephants.

There’s a wide choice of Botswana safari holiday accommodation to match your wildlife experience – including our selection of best Botswana luxury lodges – but availability is often limited so you need to book in advance.

You’ll also need to think about when to go to Botswana as there are 2 simple but distinctive seasons each with their own personality.

Peak season falls during the dry winter months between May and October, offering great game viewing as the wildlife becomes increasingly concentrated around water sources. Don’t discount the rainy summer months between November and April though: the green season offers fantastic bird watching, lots of new-born animals and a whole load of special deals from lodges.

What makes Botswana such a special destination is that it offers travellers a wonderfully varied range of natural, unspoilt environments and classic safari adventures that will convince you that there really are wild places still left in the world today.

Areas like Chobe’s Savuti, the Linyanti/Kwando Swamps and the unpolished Kalahari gems of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Central Kalahari Game Reserve and Nxai Pan National Park will delight the safari holiday-goer with their rugged, yet accessible, remoteness and are creaking at the seams with wildlife.

A safe, clean and sunshine-filled country, landlocked Botswana has been described as “Africa’s success story” since its independence in 1966 – and is a peaceful, well-tempered country.

It is also a land of the starkest contrasts.

Modern, technology-driven urban areas are a short flight from the bows and arrows of San Bushmen hunting parties deep in the burning Kalahari; crystal-clear floodwaters attract massive concentrations of wildlife in parched, bone-dry savannas and woodlands; simple starlight reflects off the cut crystal of candle-lit dining tables.

Most of Botswana’s tiny population is concentrated in the kinder, more fertile southeast, leaving enormous tracts of uninhabited central and northern wilderness for you to experience a safari holiday that will live on in your memory long after you’ve shaken the Kalahari sand out of your boots.

Banoka Bush Camp

Banoka Bush Camp

Okavango Delta
This tented safari camp consists of 10 raised canvas units, each with a small mini-veranda as well a More info
Camp Moremi

Camp Moremi

Okavango Delta
Camp Moremi is situated on the Xakanaxa lagoon in the heart of the Okavango Delta’s Moremi Gam More info
Chobe Chilwero

Chobe Chilwero

Chobe
Deep in the heart of the Botswana wilderness, with exceptional river views and breathtaking sunsets More info
Chobe Game Lodge

Chobe Game Lodge

Chobe
Chobe Game Lodge is situated within the northern riverine woodlands of the Chobe National Park, and More info
Chobe Safari Lodge

Chobe Safari Lodge

Chobe
The lodge borders Chobe National Park, which is famous for its large elephant and buffalo herds. The More info
Chobe Under Canvas

Chobe Under Canvas

Chobe
Chobe Under Canvas is a tented camp surrounded by the natural splendour of Chobe National Park. The More info
Desert Delta Camp Okavango

Desert Delta Camp Okavango

Okavango Delta
Situated on the remote Nxaragha Island in the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta, Camp Okavango a More info
Elephant Valley Lodge

Elephant Valley Lodge

Chobe
Elephant Valley Lodge is positioned on a frequently-used animal route in the Kasane forest, in an ar More info
Ichingo River Lodge

Ichingo River Lodge

Chobe
Ichingo River Lodge sits under the shade of riverine forest trees, on a secluded stretch of the Chob More info
Kwara Camp

Kwara Camp

Okavango Delta
Kwara is located in the remote northern part of the Okavango Delta within the private Kwara concessi More info
Little Kwara Camp

Little Kwara Camp

Okavango Delta
Little Kwara Camp is situated on a small island in the permanent waters of the famous Okavango Delta More info
Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp

Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp

Okavango Delta
Situated on the edge of the Okavango Delta, Nxabega Safari Camp is located in a 7 000 hectare conces More info
Sandibe Lodge

Sandibe Lodge

Okavango Delta
Sandibe Safari Lodge is positioned on a permanent channel of the Okavango Delta, lying adjacent to t More info
Savute Elephant Camp

Savute Elephant Camp

Chobe
Savute Elephant Camp is set amidst towering acacia trees on the banks of the dry Savute Channel in a More info
Savute Safari Lodge

Savute Safari Lodge

Chobe
Savute Safari Lodge is located on the banks of the dry Savute Channel in the Chobe National Park and More info
Savute Under Canvas

Savute Under Canvas

Chobe
Savute Under Canvas is ideal for those who want an intimate experience with nature on their chobe sa More info
Xakanaxa Camp

Xakanaxa Camp

Okavango Delta
Xakanaxa Camp is situated in the lush northern region of the Moremi Game Reserve, a unique area made More info
Xugana Island Lodge

Xugana Island Lodge

Okavango Delta
The lodge faces onto the blue waters and tranquillity of Xugana Lagoon, which is widely accepted as More info
Zambezi Queen

Zambezi Queen

Chobe
A 2 or 3-night floating river safari on the Zambezi Queen makes for an unforgettable experience. Whe More info
10 Day Southern Africa Safari

10 Day Southern Africa Safari

Hwange National Park, Botswana, Victoria Falls
Day 1-3: Linyanti Marshlands – water based safari Upon arrival in Kasane you will board a smal More info
4 Day Okavango Fly in Safari

4 Day Okavango Fly in Safari

Okavango Delta
Day 1-3: Okavango Delta You’ll be met on arrival at Maun Airport¬† for air transfer to GunnR More info
7 Day Best of Botswana Safari

7 Day Best of Botswana Safari

Okavango Delta, Chobe
Day 1: Arrival in Botswana Upon arriving at Maun Airport, you clear customs and immigration services More info
7 Day Classic Botswana Safari

7 Day Classic Botswana Safari

Okavango Delta, Chobe
Day 1-3: Maun to Delta Camp Delta Camp is set in the forest of a large, beautiful and palm-studded i More info
9 Day Southern Africa Safari

9 Day Southern Africa Safari

Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls, Okavango Delta, Chobe
Day 1-2: Makgadikgadi Pans After arriving in Maun you will transfer to Leroo La Tau Lodge where you More info