Let's Plan Your Travel to Botswana

Botswana has some of the most pristine and unspoilt wilderness in Africa and offers some of the most exclusive safari experiences. The number of visitors is very tightly controlled, so you can experience the beauty of the area as it has been for hundreds of years. With so much space, it is easy to really re connect with nature. Botswana has no shortage of tented camps and lodges to choose from. There is rustic authentic mobile tented camping all the way through to the most luxurious five star lodges. There is a wide range of reserves to visit, including the deserts of the Kalahari, the water ways of the Delta and the flood plains of Moremi.

The Okavango Delta is a huge network of water ways, best explored on a mokoro (a local canoe). On a mokoro you glide through the Delta channels surrounded by the sights and sounds of the wilderness. The Central Kalahari reserve is one of the largest in the world with huge areas of grass land, this arid habitat is home to the legendary Kalahari black maned lion as well as outstanding cheetah viewings. The Moremi National Park has a wide range of habitats, dry islands, forest, rivers and wetlands which leads to a high density of wildlife in the area. In the dry season Chobe National Park attracts enormous herds of elephants, they migrate to the park for the Chobe River. The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are the largest in the world and the remnants of an ancient inland lake.

Combining these very different landscapes gives guests the opportunity to see a wide range of wildlife and really experience all Botswana has to offer.

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Elaine

Having lived in Cape Town for over ten years with my husband and two boys, I know all things Southern Africa. I am passionate and enthusiastic, and cannot wait to start curating your African adventure.

Elaine

Africa Specialist

+1 844 879 7838

Suggested Itineraries for Botswana

Our experts know Botswana like the back of their hand, and having traveled extensively around the country, they have put together some trips and tours, and some of the best safari camps and hotels to get you inspired.

  • Luxury Botswana Safari

    Central Kalahari, Okavango Delta, Linyanti Concession

    9 Nights
    From $12,112 PP
    This nine night itinerary visits three areas of outstanding natural beauty; the arid beauty of the C...
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  • The Best of Botswana & Victoria Falls

    Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Chobe River, Victoria Falls

    9 Nights
    From $5,778 PP
    A 10 day adventure that includes the Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Chobe River Cruise and you...
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  • Botswana Mobile Camping Adventure

    Moremi National Park, Khwai Private Reserve

    6 Nights
    From $2,680 PP
    Spend six nights exploring Botswana staying in tented camps, reconnecting with nature and experienci...
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Dinaka Camp

Your Private Botswana Safari

Botswana is a landlocked country, similar in size to France, but with a population of only two million people. Most of the population live in the east of the country near the capital city, Gaborone. The low population density means the government has been able to allocate 40% of the land to conservation and wildlife. This commitment to wildlife means the country has large number of animals who roam free over huge areas. The most popular safari areas are in the north west and are accessed through Maun Airport. Most international visitors will fly into Johannesburg, South Africa and then connect to Maun Airport, it is just a two hour flight. On arrival into Maun Airport most people will then be escorted to a small plane for a light aircraft transfer to their lodge. There are not many roads in Botswana and planes are the main way to travel around the country. The vast areas dedicated to wildlife and the tight controls on tourist numbers means Botswana offers guests a chance to really immerse themselves in the wildlife and beauty of the country. And of course, Botswana is home to some of the friendliest safari guides and staff including this chef from Dinaka Camp.

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Best Safari Camps in Botswana

There are so many amazing camps and lodges in Botswana, here are a few of our favorites.

 
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Elaine our Safari Specialist

Which Botswana safari is best for me?

This is a very difficult question to answer! It depends on what your budget is, how much time you have and what sort of activities you enjoy doing. There is such a wide range of experiences from quad biking in the deserts of the Central Kalahari to relaxing on a mokoro (canoe) on the water ways of the Delta. The time of year you want to visit is also important, some areas are great in the dry season, others are better in the rainy season. We have some suggested itineraries on this website to give you some inspiration, but please get in touch and we can then discuss a personalised itinerary for you.

 

Which park is the best for safari?

The most famous areas of Botswana for safari are in the North West of the country. This area is dominated by the Okavango Delta water system and the Chobe River. In the dry season this is where the wildlife congregates for the water supply. This is when you get the spectacular game viewing that Botswana is renowned for. There are many private concessions and parks in this area: Okavango Delta, Moremi National Park, Chobe National Park, Kwando-Linyanti Region and the Khwai Reserve. If time and budget allow, we recommend you combine these areas with a few nights in the drier south of the country in the Central Kalahari, Makgadikgadi or Naxi Pans.

Is Botswana a good honeymoon destination?

Botswana safaris are some of the most exclusive experiences in Africa and definitely suited to a honeymoon! The Delta is still a wilderness, a place to get away from people and reconnect with nature. The Delta is a huge network of water ways, best explored on a mokoro (a local canoe). There is just you, your partner and your poler gliding through the channels surrounded by sights and sounds of the wilderness. There is minimal artificial light so the star gazing is exceptional and with so much space, it is easy for couples to have intimate private dinners and sleep out under the stars.

How much is a luxury safari in Botswana?

Botswana is probably the most expensive safari destination in the world, anyone who has been, would tell you it is worth it. In peak season you should expect to spend $6,000 per person for 6 nights on safari. At the top end of the market in peak season that can rise to as much as $15,000 per person. You can significantly reduce the cost by travelling off peak in the Green Season, you can also consider mobile tented camping as a more affordable option.

Key Facts

  • GMT+2 | ET+7
  • Botswana Pula
  • Gaborone
  • Older Families, Adventure, Couples
  • Year round destination
  • Okavanvgo Delta, Moremi National Park, Chobe National Park

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