BOTSWANA SAFARI TOURS

Africa's best kept secret An African safari holiday in the stunning wildlife conservation areas of Botswana allows you to experience the untouched beauty of Southern Africa where animals still roam wild and free.

With nearly 40% of Botswana is dedicated to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas, animals are free to travel across wide, unfenced tracts of land.

For the wildlife enthusiast, Botswana offers spectacular game watching that includes some of the largest herds of elephants that gather along the Chobe River floodplains. Botswana is also home to the Okavango Delta, named one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa and the Moremi Game Reserve, unrivalled for its wildlife and beauty.

From the ‘Big Five’ – lion, elephants, leopards, rhinoceros and buffalo to over 400 species of birds, the Okavango Delta and surrounds is a part of Botswana not to be missed.

Adventure Camping

7-day Kalahari Desert Adventure Safari

Countries visited: Botswana
From:
USD$1,433
per person sharing*

10-day Botswana Classic Safari

Countries visited: Botswana, Zambia
From:
NZD$2,045
per person sharing*

11-day Classic Botswana Adventure

Countries visited: Botswana, Zambia
From:
USD$1,834
per person sharing*

14-day Botswana Wildside

Countries visited: Botswana, Zambia
From:
NZD$2,660
per person sharing*

17-day Okavango Delta and Kalahari Adventure

Countries visited: Botswana, Zambia
From:
USD$2,731
per person sharing*

Fully-Assisted Camping

7-day Botswana Wilderness

Countries visited: Botswana
From:
USD$2,320
per person sharing*

9-day Botswana Untamed

Countries visited: Botswana
From:
NZD$4,119
per person sharing*

10-day Highlights of Botswana

Countries visited: Botswana, Zambia
From:
USD$2,630
per person sharing*

10-day Botswana Northern Highlights

Countries visited: Botswana
From:
USD$2,880
per person sharing*

Lodges and Tented Camps

5-day Spirit of the Okavango

Countries visited: Botswana
From:
USD$2,046
per person sharing*

5-day Victoria Falls and Chobe Getaway

Countries visited: Botswana, Zimbabwe
From:
USD$768
per person sharing*

9-day Botswana Family Adventure Safari

Countries visited: Botswana, Zimbabwe
From:
USD$3,325
per person sharing*

9-day Botswana Discoverer

Countries visited: Botswana
From:
USD$3,023
per person sharing*

11-day Elephant Paths Safari

Countries visited: Botswana, Zimbabwe
From:
USD$3,520
per person sharing*

11-day Botswana Desert and Delta

Countries visited: Botswana, Zimbabwe
From:
USD$3,923
per person sharing*

11-day Botswana Northern Highlights

Countries visited: Botswana, Zimbabwe
From:
USD$2,944
per person sharing*

12-day Botswana and Zambia Magic Rivers

Countries visited: Zambia, Botswana
From:
USD$6,082
per person sharing*

Lodges, Tented Camps and Fully Assisted Tenting

11-day Botswana Lodge and Mobile Tented Safari

Countries visited: Botswana, Zimbabwe
From:
USD$4,038
per person sharing*

12-day Botswana Lodge and Mobile Tented Safari

Countries visited: Botswana, Zambia
From:
USD$5,036
per person sharing*

13-day Botswana Lodge and Mobile Tented Safari

Countries visited: Botswana, Zimbabwe
From:
USD$4,754
per person sharing*

16-day Journey to Botswana (2018)

Countries visited: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
From:
USD$9,226
per person sharing*

Top places to visit in Botswana:

paw20.jpg Okavango Delta - the worlds largest inland freshwater delta
paw20.jpg Chobe National Park - huge herds of elephant
paw20.jpg Makgadikgadi Pans - endless shimmering salt pans
paw20.jpg Central Kalahari Desert - unique parks & thriving wildlife
paw20.jpg Moremi Game Reserve - one of Africa's best game reserves
paw20.jpg Linyanti, Selinda and Kwando - exclusive wetland areas
paw20.jpg Savuti - dramatic game-viewing and predator sightings 

Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

Makgadikgadi Pans, covers approximately 10,000km² of the Kalahari. Its stark, flat, featureless terrain stretches – it would seem – to eternity, meeting and fusing with a milky-blue horizon.

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

And, undoubtedly, Moremi Game Reserve ranks as one of the most beautiful reserves in Africa, possibly in the world. Situated in the central and eastern areas of the Okavango Delta, it is one of the richest and most diverse ecosystems on the continent.

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe supports a diversity and concentration of wildlife unparalleled anywhere else in the country.
Okavango Delta

Botswana's climate is semi-arid. Though it is hot and dry for much of the year, there is a rainy season, from November to March. Rainfall tends to be erratic, unpredictable and highly regional. Often a heavy downpour may occur in one area while 10 or 15 kilometres away there is no rain at all. Showers are often followed by strong sunshine so that a good deal of the rainfall does not penetrate the ground but is lost to evaporation and transpiration.

'Pula', one of the most frequently heard words in Botswana, is not only the name of Botswana's currency, but also the Setswana word for rain. So much of what takes place in Botswana relies on this essential, frequently scarce commodity.

High season is from July to October. Accommodation is at a premium at this time as most camps/lodges have less than 10 rooms.  It is essential to book well in advance.

Shoulder season is April, May and June. This is also a ‘busy time’ in Botswana’s national parks and reserves.

Low/Green Season - from November to April is a less popular time to visit due to the rains that cause the wildlife to spread out.  It is however a lovely time of the year to visit as the landscape greens up and many of the antelopes have their young.  With that said, the rain causes some roads and areas to be inaccessible.

The warmest months are October and November  with an average daily high temperature above 33°C.   The coldest months are June and July with an average daily high temperature below 27°C.