Destination

Botswana Holidays

Pristine African wilderness

A vast network of waterways, rambling open spaces and dense bush, Botswana is one of Africa’s most spectacular untouched wildernesses. A safari through the scrub-covered savannahs combines the beauty of Botswana’s vast and varied landscapes with the awe-inspiring spectacle of wildlife at its most primitive.

A haven for photographers, Botswana’s vast grasslands are dotted by exotic flora, including statuesque acacia trees, soaring baobabs and the peculiar sausage tree. From the unforgiving Kalahari Desert and the extensive Makgadikgadi salt pans, to the marshlands of Chobe National Park, nature lovers will be spoilt for choice at Botswana’s contrasting landscapes.

Take a walk on the wild side and embark on an exhilarating game drive through the expansive plains of Chobe National Park in search of the magnificent Big Five. For a unique perspective on Botswana’s exotic fauna, explore the floodplains of the Okavango Delta by mokoro (dug-out canoe), spotting hippos, impala, Nile crocodiles and blue wildebeest as they quench their thirst.  

Why not combine your adventure in Botswana with a visit to South Africa, featuring vibrant Cape TownCape Winelands and Kruger National Park and more opportunities to see the Big Five against a backdrop of stunning countryside. 

Essential Information
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  • Time Zone GMT +2
  • Currency BWP - Botswana Pula
  • Visa Information British citizens aren’t required to obtain a visa for travel to Botswana.
  • Language English
  • Flight Time 14–15 hours; indirect flights are available from London Heathrow via Johannesburg
  • Health Information Special vaccines are recommended for travel to Botswana. Please speak to your GP for the latest medical requirements.

Top Tips from our Experts

Gina

Destination Specialist

“Consider a game-viewing experience by boat for the chance to spot crocodiles, hippos and a whole range of wildlife you wouldn't see further inland.”

Steph

Destination Specialist

“Definitely combine land-based and water-based safari activities on your Botswana itinerary. You’ll be amazed at how different the two experiences are.”

George

Destination Specialist

“Despite offering luxury lodges for your stay, consider a more rustic, traditional camping experience. Gaze up at the stars and tell tales round the campfire.”

Types of Botswana holidays

Botswana Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Botswana Tours

Tours
Exploring Botswana

Botswana Safaris

Botswana Safaris

Frequently Asked Questions

There are four key National Parks in Botswana – the Chobe National Park, Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park, Makgadikgadi Pan National Park, and Nxai Pan National Park – as well as various game reserves and private concession areas.

Air Botswana operates return flights from Gabarone to Kasane five times a week and return flights to Maun and Francistown, daily. 

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