Exploring Botswana

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Botswana Safaris

Blessed with beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife

Often considered the crème de la crème of African safari destinations, Botswana offers plentiful wildlife, spectacular scenery, ultra-luxurious lodges and tented accommodation, and friendly hospitality.

Home to the Okavango Delta and its sparkling river channels and lagoons; the shimmering salty expanses of the Makgadikgadi Pans; and the vast Kalahari, with this array of eco-systems, game experiences In Botswana are diverse and can be land or water-based. And, with many locations only accessible by light aircraft, another element of thrill and perspective can be relished as you view the varied terrain and wildlife from above.

Take to your game vehicle, accompanied by an experienced ranger, and venture to the open desert plains or the wilderness of Moremi Wildlife Reserve or Chobe National Park. You'll experience the thrill of seeing large herds of elephants and buffalo, as well as serval, zebra, meerkats and African wild dogs, while you track lions and leopard. Alternatively opt for a water-based safari, by boat or mokoro (a traditional dugout canoe), which allows you to get closer to wildlife than you could by traditional vehicle; drift along peacefully while viewing hippos, crocodiles, elephants, water fowl and other animals that come to drink or wallow in the water.  

Top Tips from our Experts

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

"The best time to travel to Botswana is the dry season, before or after the big rains, between April/May and September/October. You can expect warm days and cooler nights but will need to pack clothes that can be layered." 

Christie

Destination Executive

"Practicality is key to safari packing. Neutral-coloured shorts and T-shirts are best, but a lightweight long-sleeved top offers protection against the sun and mosquitoes. At night the temperatures can drop so be sure to pack a fleece or jacket for early morning and evening game drives."

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