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The friendly hospitality of Botswana is renowned and, together with high-quality safari lodges and some of the most spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities on the African continent, this peaceful country is often considered the crème de la crème of African safari holiday destinations. Make your Africa dreams come true with a made-to-measure Botswana safari.

The abundant wildlife and warm welcome of Botswana safaris

Botswana safaris offer a diverse array of ecosystems and wildlife, from the shimmering salty expanses of the Makgadikgadi Pans to the lush Okavango Delta and the game-rich Chobe National Park. And don’t forget the vast Kalahari, one of the world’s great wilderness areas.

There is no doubt that Botswana is rich in wildlife and scenery but it is the ultra-luxurious safari lodges and tented accommodation, as well as the superior comfort and warm welcome, that will make your Botswana safari holiday a truly satisfying experience.

When it comes time for your Botswana safari, take to your game vehicle with an experienced ranger, and venture onto the open desert plains or the wilderness of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve or Chobe National Park. You’ll experience the thrill of seeing large herds of elephants and buffalo passing nearby, as well as serval, zebra, meerkats and African wild dogs. Tracking lions and leopard through savannah and forest will be an experience that lasts a lifetime.

As you drift through the sparkling waterways of the Okavango Delta in a hand-carved mokoro canoe, watch the snowy white egrets picking through the sighing reeds while dragonflies zoom past your boat.

Take to the air on your Botswana holidays

Many locations for Botswana safaris are only accessible by light aircraft and the thrill of seeing this amazing landscape and its wild inhabitants from a ‘bird’s eye’ perspective is unforgettable. After experiencing the Okavango Delta from water level, take to the air to get a true impression of its vastness and diversity.

The mosaic colours and textures of this mighty river delta are revealed, cut through by channels and lagoons. The striding giraffes, groaning hippos and secretive big cats of the inner delta can be clearly seen. Watch a mighty Fish Eagle take flight from a lone dead tree and herds of water buffalo move slowly across the plain.

Top Tips from our Experts

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“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.” 

Destination Specialist
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.”

Destination Executive

Be inspired by our Botswana safari itineraries

Here’s a selection of popular Botswana safaris to give you a taste of what’s available and what other travellers have enjoyed. Call us now and we’ll create an amazing holiday that makes the most of the wide variety of wildlife experiences available on Botswana safaris.

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Botswana Victoria Falls Adventure Tour

  • 14 Days
  • Guide Price £8,099 PP
Botswana is renowned for its abundance of wildlife parks which make up nearly one-fifth of the country. With attractions such…
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Victoria Falls

Luxury Botswana Safari Tour

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £6,199 PP
Your eleven-day Discover Botswana safari begins in Victoria Falls, locally known as ‘The Smoke That Thunders’. Famously renowned as one…
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Adventure holidays

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