Botswana is Southern Africa’s most celebrated, exclusive safari destination. Its reputation for superb wildlife (including all of Africa’s Big 5) and opulent safari accommodation has grown steadily over the years, and it now sits comfortably with more traditionally renowned safari countries in East Africa atop the wildlife lover’s wishlist. This is largely down to the Okavango Delta, an utterly unique wetland ecosystem replete with diverse animals and studded with private reserves where some of Africa’s best and most expensive lodges guarantee an unforgettable safari. But while you should always include a Delta safari on any trip to Botswana, delve a little deeper and you can find a surprising variety of experiences for which Botswana has not always been recognised. taying in the north, there is outstanding big game in the Chobe, Savute and Linyanti areas, while the Okavango Panhandle is a dream spot for birders and fishermen alike. Moving further south, the varied climes of the timeless Kalahari have now become a key attraction. There are the black maned lions and endless horizons of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve; the vast ethereal salt pans and impressive ungulate migration of the Makgadikgadi Pans; and a historic San-Bushman culture that is accessible in both of these areas and across the wider desert environs.
Some of our suggested Botswana itineraries
All our holidays are tailor-made, starting from scratch to build you something that perfectly fits your requirements. These suggested itineraries are just meant to help with the planning process and give you some idea of what is possible, and the sort of prices to expect.
Classic Delta & Linyanti, 11 days from £5,040pp including international flights.
Botswana Mobile Safari, 13 days from £4,945pp including international flights.
Waterfalls, Delta & Desert, 11 days from £4,565pp including international flights.
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