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BOTSWANA

Botswana is the place to go for luxury safari holidays in Africa, and the combination of high-end lodges, fewer visitors than many of its neighbouring countries, and a true focus on eco-tourism results in a rather unique bush experience. For such a small landlocked country, Botswana boasts an incredible diversity of ecosystems and wildlife, making it one of the premium destinations for animal lovers.

For more information or to discuss the best Botswana safari holiday for you contact us today.

 

OUR SAFARIS

  • Chobe National Park

    Covering 11,700 km² of the northern Kalahari, Chobe is the third-largest and most visited national park in Botswana. Renowned for its abnormally large prides of lions and herds of elephants, Chobe is an wildlife-lovers paradise.

  • Okavango Delta

    The Okavango Delta is renowned as one of the most unique eco-systems on the planet, which makes for a truly magical safari destination.

  • Moremi Game Reserve

    Affectionately nicknamed ‘The Garden of Eden’, Moremi Game Reserve comprises around 5,000 km² of mopane woodland, acacia forest and floodplains.

  • Central Kalahari Game Reserve

    The Central Kalahari Game Reserve was established in 1961 and covering around 50,000 km² it makes up roughly 10% of Botswana.

  • Khwai Region

    Botswana’s Khwai region borders the Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park. The region comprises of 2,000 square-kilometres of varied eco-system that includes open grass plains, woodland forest, lagoons and rivers.

  • Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

    Several million years ago the now arid salt pans that dot the plains of the Kalahari formed the beds of an ancient super-lake. Today these barren pans are part of one of the earth’s most mesmerising ecosystems.

  • Nxai Pan National Park

    The Nxai Pan National Park is an extensive grassy plain dotted with acacia trees on the northern edge of the Makgadikgadi Pan.

When to go

 

The winter months from June to October are the best time for game viewing, which is good news for those wanting a family safari in Botswana to coincide with school holidays. During this period the animals in much of northern Botswana will have migrated to permanent water sources like the Chobe River, and the vegetation is sparse making wildlife spotting easier. Furthermore, from June the Okavango Delta typically floods, offering a unique safari experience that is on the bucket list of many safari lovers. High concentrations of game can be found in both the delta and the Moremi Game Reserve.

 

During the wetter summer, months between November and May game viewing is good in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Makgadikgadi Pans. However, travel within these regions can become treacherous so care must be taken. As rainfall subsides in April and May game viewing can still be very good and the roads tend to be better.

 

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How to Book a Botswana Safari Holiday

Take a look at our recommended Botswana safari itineraries and hand-picked Botswana lodges, camps and hotels for a bit of inspiration to get you started.

 

To discuss your tailor-made Botswana safari holiday, wildlife tour packages, luxury honeymoons or family safari itineraries, speak to one of our Botswana experts today by contacting us here.

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