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.
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.
How to Book a Botswana Safari Holiday
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