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Botswana – Tours

Tours in Botswana

Botswana is regarded as one of the best safari destinations in all of Africa, and as soon as you find yourself roaming the expansive and untouched wilderness spotting the myriad wonders of nature among jaw-dropping vistas, you’ll see why.

Synonymous with Botswana are its wetlands – a maze of meandering waterways, fertile floodplains and lagoons. The Okavango Delta is teeming with an unbelievable variety of wildlife, from lions and zebra to elephants, crocodiles and hyena. With this unique biome comes the opportunity to safari through the delta by mokoro (canoe), allowing you a closer, and more personal perspective from which to spot the indigenous animals.

Included as part of our Victoria Falls, Chobe and Okavango Delta Tour, combine your wildlife experience with the sheer force of nature that is Victoria Falls, before sitting back and sipping sundowners as you enjoy a scenic cruise along the Zambezi River. As the evening draws in, return to your chic lodge accommodation while herds of elephant and giraffe create silhouettes across the molten horizon. 

Alternatively, experience Botswana from a unique perspective with one of our fly-in safaris. Gaze on the expansive savannahs and river channels from your light aircraft – a speedy, convenient and luxurious method of travelling between Botswana’s many game reserves and accommodations.

5 days

Victoria Falls & Chobe Safari Tour

Guide Price £1,899 pp  

This excellent four night tour allows you to combine sightseeing opportunities at the magnificent Victoria Falls with wonderful game viewing in Chobe National Park, Botswana, where you can enjoy two daily game viewing activities. Enjoy a sundowner cruise on the...

Escorted tours

Victoria Falls & Chobe Safari Tour
4 days

Zambezi Queen River Cruise Collection

Guide Price £1,639 pp  

This luxurious house boat is situated on the waters of the Chobe River which divides Botswana's Chobe National Park and Namibia's Caprivi Strip which allows for excellent water-based game viewing and magnificent views from the upper deck. Spend three nights...

Cruise holidays

Zambezi Queen River Cruise Collection
7 days

Botswana in Style - Maun to Maun 7 day safari

Guide Price £3,479 pp  

What better way to explore some of Botswana's most amazing parks than with our luxurious Belmond Fly-In safari. Travel by light aircraft directly to some of the country's most stylish and opulent lodges, where you can enjoy a variety of...

Escorted tours

Botswana in Style - Maun to Maun 7 day safari
7 days The Royal Livingstone and Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, Chobe & Okavango Delta Safari

Guide Price £2,589 pp  

Explore the magnificent Victoria Falls and enjoy game viewing in Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta in Botswana on this comprehensive tour. The wetlands area of the Okavango Delta is unique to Southern Africa and is a labyrinth of...

Safari holidays

Victoria Falls, Chobe & Okavango Delta Safari
5 days

Botswana in Style - Maun to Maun 5 day safari

Guide Price £2,789 pp  

As its name suggests, this short fly-in safari is a great way to see Botswana's key highlights in style. You will stay in luxurious Belmond lodges including Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge located in the heart of Chobe National Park and...

Wildlife holidays

Botswana in Style - Maun to Maun 5 day safari
10 days

Exploring Botswana Safari

Guide Price £3,919 pp  

Explore and discover Botswana on this wonderful safari taking you to the three best game viewing destinations that the country has to offer. A safari in Botswana is like no other in Africa as you can view the game from...

Escorted tours

Exploring Botswana Safari
6 days

John Chase Safaris

 

John Chase Safaris is an upmarket mobile safari, providing fantastic guided trips through Botswana's top destinations using both luxury camping and chic lodge accommodation. A range of itineraries offered allow its visitors to camp or lodge in numerous Botswana destinations...

Escorted tours

John Chase Safaris
5 days

Desert & Delta Safaris

 

Desert and Delta are one of the leading companies for family safaris in Africa. They don't just accept children, they actively encourage you to bring them on safari and then they tailor your holiday and safari experiences around their needs...

Safari holidays

Desert & Delta Safaris
5 days

Victoria Falls & Chobe Safari Tour - Deluxe

 

This excellent four night tour allows you to combine sightseeing opportunities at the magnificent Victoria Falls with wonderful game viewing in Chobe National Park, Botswana, where you can enjoy two daily game viewing activities. Enjoy a sundowner cruise on the...

Adventure holidays

Victoria Falls & Chobe Safari Tour - Deluxe

Expert Tips

Martyn

Destination Executive

“Make sure you visit Makgadikgadi Pan between December and March for the annual zebra migration. It’s the only time you’ll see such a huge gathering of zebras and wildebeest, and the accompanying predators that follow.”

Christie

Destination Executive

“Pack warm clothes that you can layer. As hot as Botswana can get, some parts can get extremely cold, particularly in the mornings. Believe it or not, you might want to pack gloves.”

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

“Visit the Tsodilo Hills for a fascinating look at historic wall art dated as far back as AD 700.”

Frequently Asked Questions

The Botswana pula is the official currency of Botswana, and is divided into 100 thebe. Pula is a synonym for rain – in light of the Kalahari Desert and lack of rain here, emphasising the value of the pula. ATMs are common in cities and large towns, and their currency exchange rate is usually better than ones given at banks. 

The official languages of Botswana are English and Setswana; the majority of locals here will have no problem conversing with you in English.

Botswana enjoys its dry season from May to September and, generally speaking, this is the best time for safari experiences as you’ll find the highest concentration of wildlife gathering around waterholes and in the wetlands of the flooded delta.

A wonderfully varied expanse of densely populated wetlands, lagoons, brush and savannah, Botswana is regarded as one of the finest safari destinations in all of Africa. Witness the stunning Big Five in their natural habitat, spanning an incredibly diverse and untouched wildnerness just begging to be explored.

Why you'll love Botswana...

• Sipping chilled sundowners on a Zambezi River cruise
• Spotting black-maned lions in the Kalahari Desert
• Catching the Nxai Pan annual zebra migration(from December to March)
• Safari through the Okavango Delta by mokoro
• Journeying through the waterways of Chobe National Park
• Taking in the vast savannahs by air
• Scanning the skies for crested crane and African fish eagles at Moremi Game Reserve
• Flying in to lavish Belmont Eagle Island Lodge
• Witnessing the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls
• Thrilling 4x4 game drives
• Tracking rare aardwolves and wildebeest on the Makgadikgadi Pan
• Walking with the San bushmen trackers in Nxai Pan

Did you know?

• Botswana and Zambia share one of the world’s shortest borders, at just 700 metres long.
• Botswana is home to the largest concentration of elephants in the world, with as many as 50,000 elephants roaming free, in and around Chobe National Park alone
• Often referred to as the ‘Louvre of the desert’, UNESCO World Heritage site Tsodilo Hills is home to one of the world’s biggest collections of rock art, with an estimated 4,500 paintings across over 400 sites discovered so far.

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