Situated in the southern reaches of Africa, Botswana is renowned for its pristine wilderness areas characterised by deep lagoons, wetlands, lush palms, rugged hills and desert plains scattered with scrubland.
It was rated as the best safari country for 2018/19 and offers extraordinary wildlife experiences with intimate exposure to the best wildlife encounters in Africa.
Botswana safaris offer the perfect options for travellers who value remoteness and exclusivity, with vast tracts of unrivalled wilderness, home to healthy wildlife populations often displaying the explosive mix of predator and prey.
We think Botswana is one of the best places in the world for an authentic safari experience. It’s a complete adventure, wild, authentic and highly intimate while also radiating impressions of scale. You don’t just get your boots dusty, you jump two footed into an unfenced theatre, into a land where people are merely visitors and elephants cross the main highways. Nowhere else in the world can make you feel so alive.
Situated in the northwestern corner of Botswana, the Okavango Delta is a World Heritage Site as it is the largest inland delta in the world. The magnificent Okavango River sprawls out over the dry sands of the Kalahari Desert forming this flourishing waterlogged oasis featuring countless meandering waterways and crystal clear lagoons studded with water lilies, as well as fertile floodplains and reeded islands inhabited with abundant wildlife. The Okavango Delta stretches over 15000 square kilometres.
Visitors can enjoy a number of wonderful activities such as game viewing, fishing, bird watching or taking an authentic guided Mokoro excursion through this wetland paradise in a traditional dugout canoe. Commonly spotted animals include: lion, rhino, leopard, giraffe, hippos, elephants, crocodiles and countless species of bird.
The Kwando-Linyanti river system is home to a series of private game reserves, known for their exotic animal species and luxury safari options. An abundance of wildlife roams freely between the woodland habitats, ancient floodplains and forests that make up these lush, unfenced reserves.
The big game in this area increases dramatically during the dry season when the area hosts large herds of impala, blue wildebeest, giraffe and buffalo as well as the world’s highest density of elephant. Several packs of wild dog are found in the area and lion, leopard and cheetah are frequently sighted. Night drives allow for the discovery of nocturnal creatures such as civets, genets, honey badgers and spring hares.
This vast, untamed wilderness is the perfect location for those seeking a unique African adventure in an exclusive and remote big game habitat.
Idyllically set in the Okavango Delta, the Duba Plains Private Reserve is one of the best places to start your African adventure. The landscape is characterised by vast expansive savannah plains dotted with fig, ebony, and garcinia trees and traversed by a network of pristine waterways.
Visitors can look forward to leisurely boating excursions down the tranquil rivers of the Delta, thrilling game drives and mystical night drives in the African bush to spot a wealth of nocturnal wildlife. Commonly spotted species include: hippo, blue wildebeest, hyena, giraffe, elephant, lechwe, buffalo, tsessebe, and warthog.
Visitors can also look forward to viewing over 200 species of bird, horse riding safaris through the untouched grasslands, and enjoy a glass of wine under the Africa night sky after a wonderful day of animal sightings in the wild.
Situated in northern Botswana, the Selinda Reserve is a 130 000 hectare private wildlife reserve. Sandwiched between the Savute Channel, Chobe National Park and the sensational Okavango Delta, this sanctuary is well off the beaten track and offers visitors an exclusive wildlife viewing experience. This varied landscape hosts a wide selection of species in diverse habitats.
Visitors can enjoy eco-friendly safaris including guided bush walks, 4X4 game drives, and boat safaris. Spot an array of magnificent of wildlife such as the rare roan and sable antelopes, lion, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, African wild dog, and large elephant herds.
Below you will find suggested safari Itineraries in the categories Botswana Classic Safaris, Botswana Luxury Safaris and Botswana Premier Safaris. While the below itineraries are available as suggested, we also customized itineraries to suit your individual interests, budget and time constraints.
A portfolio of stylish and elegant camps located in the best possible game viewing areas and characterised by sustainable, yet ultimate luxury. These camps combine superbly designed architecture with the warm comforts of home and personal service. These first-class camps are designed to enhance the guest’s travel experience. At Premier Camps you can expect flexible meal times and safari activities, fine wines and exceptional cuisine. These camps are seamlessly connected to each other by light aircraft. Examples of Premier Camps: Mombo Camp and Duba Plains Camp
Luxurious camps are located in exceptional wildlife and wilderness areas and offer superb facilities and accommodation. The rooms are built in the traditional safari-style and are slightly smaller than those in the Premier camps. All tents have en-suite bathrooms with inside and/or outside showers. These camps also offer a home-from-home experience. At Luxury Camps you can expect set meal times and safari activities, choice wines and delicious cuisine. These camps are seamlessly connected to each other by light aircraft. Examples of Luxury Camps: Qorokwe Camp and Chikwenya Camp
Classic Camps are located in excellent game viewing areas with accommodation being extremely comfortable, although generally smaller than Premier or Luxury Camp accommodation. In some cases these camps accommodate slightly more quests per night. Tents have en-suite bathrooms with inside and/or outside showers. At Classic Camps you can expect set meal times and safari activities, popular wines and tasty cuisine. These camps are seamlessly connected to each other by light aircraft, but some can also be offered as a self-drive safari option. Examples of Classic Camps: Verney's Camp and Pom Pom Camp
Botswana, a landlocked country, is located in Southern Africa, bordered by South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is one of Africa's most stable countries.
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