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Botswana is widley considered to be the premier safari destination in Africa. The most popular areas to visit are the Okavango Delta, Moremi National Park and the Chobe National Park. Botswana has set aside nearly 40% of its land for wildlife and conservation, this commitment to wildlife means the country has large number of animals who roam free over huge areas.

There are many camps and lodges to choose from in Botswana and a wide range of habitats. Botswana does focus on luxury experiences but there are also more affordable options. For a first time visitor the famous Okavango Delta is a bucket list destination.

The Okavango River flows from Angola, through Namibia to Botswana where it meets the Kalahari Desert. Here the waters of the river fan out to cover a huge area, between 6,000 and 15,000 square kilometres depending on the river levels. This is the Okavango Delta, and its waters support the wildlife in the area.

After a safari many people will continue over the border to Zimbabwe or Zambia to visit the mighty Victoria Falls. The Falls form part of the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and is very close to the Botswana border. Victoria Falls is spectacular and one of the largest falls in the world. The area also has lots of activities including, Devils Pool, white water rafting and kayaking.

If you would like to combine your Botswana safari with some beach time, you can fly to South Africa or connect via Johannesburg to Mauritius or Mozambique.

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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.

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Luxury Botswana Safari Packages

We have put together some luxury safari tours and itineraries to give you some inspiration. All of our trips are tailor-made and can be customized to suit you – our aim is to curate the perfect luxury safari for you, and with our friendly and knowledgable specialists, we are confident we will.

 

Botswana Safari Q&A

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From

Elaine our Safari Specialist

How long should I go on safari for?

The answer to this is subjective but, as a guideline, I would recommend a safari between 3-6 nights is a sufficient amount of time. I would always recommend a minimum of 3 nights on safari in one lodge or camp. This gives you enough time to experience fantastic wildlife sightings, but also get to know the staff, managers and your safari guide who will ultimately become a friend. If you have traveled on safari before, you will know what a safari is like so we would recommend longer periods of time.

What is a typical day on safari like?

Going on safari is very different to other types of holiday. Your guide will wake you up early, before sunrise, this is the best time of the day to watch the wildlife before the heat of the day. You will have a cup of coffee or tea and then head out on your morning game drive. You will be out for 3-4 hours before returning for a large breakfast. In the heat of the day we suggest a siesta or a swim in the pool. You will then go back out into the reserve around 4pm and stay out until the sunsets.

What is the difference between land and water based camps?

Camps in Botswana fall into two categories: Wet Camps and Dry Camps. This categorization relates to the location of the camp and if it has access to a river or delta channel. A wet camp will generally have access to water all year round and the camp activities will focus on boating and mokoro (canoe). In a dry camp there is focus on game drives and walking as there is not a permanent river in the area. Ideally, an itinerary would combine both types of camps so you can experience the range of activities available. Some camps can offer both wet and dry activities, when the river levels are high enough or the delta is in flood.

What is the Okavango Delta?

A delta is where a river ends and its waters create a wet land, the Okavango Delta is unique in that it does not end in the sea, it is an inland delta. The Okavango River flows from Angola, through Namibia to Botswana where it meets the Kalahari Desert. Here the waters of the river fan out to cover a huge area, between 6,000 and 15,000 square kilometres depending on the river levels. This is the Okavango Delta, and its waters support the wildlife in the area.

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