Botswana, a landlocked country in southern Africa, is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and remarkable safari experiences. With its vast wilderness areas, protected national parks, and abundant wildlife, Botswana has emerged as one of the most sought-after destinations for safari enthusiasts. From the vast expanses of the Okavango Delta to the shimmering salt pans of Makgadikgadi, Botswana offers an unparalleled safari adventure that is sure to leave a lasting impression.
One of the crown jewels of Botswana’s safari destinations is the Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This magnificent oasis, formed by the Okavango River, transforms the arid Kalahari Desert into a lush paradise, attracting a rich variety of wildlife. Exploring the Delta’s labyrinthine channels and floodplains by traditional mokoro canoe or on foot provides an intimate encounter with nature. Visitors can witness herds of elephants wading through the water, graceful antelope grazing on the banks, and an abundance of birdlife soaring above. The Okavango Delta is a true wildlife haven and the epitome of an authentic African safari experience.
Another must-visit destination in Botswana is Chobe National Park, known for its large concentrations of elephants. Home to an estimated 120,000 elephants, Chobe offers an extraordinary opportunity to observe these majestic creatures up close. Visitors can embark on thrilling game drives and boat safaris along the Chobe River, witnessing herds of elephants bathing and playing in the water, while predators such as lions and leopards prowl the banks. Chobe’s diverse ecosystems also support a wide range of other wildlife, including giraffes, buffalos, hippos, and numerous bird species, making it a true paradise for nature lovers.
For those seeking a unique and awe-inspiring experience, a visit to the Makgadikgadi Pans is a must. This vast expanse of salt pans, covering approximately 12,000 square kilometres, is one of the largest salt flats in the world. In the dry season, the landscape appears stark and desolate, but during the wet season, it transforms into a breeding ground for thousands of zebras and wildebeests, attracting predators in search of an easy meal. Witnessing the Great Migration, as thousands of animals traverse the expansive salt pans, is a truly unforgettable sight. Additionally, the Makgadikgadi offers the opportunity to interact with the local San bushmen, gaining insights into their traditional way of life and survival in this harsh environment.
Botswana’s commitment to conservation is one of the reasons why it is an exceptional safari destination. With a low-density tourism policy and strict wildlife protection measures, the country has managed to preserve its pristine ecosystems and minimize the impact of human activities on wildlife. This approach allows visitors to experience the wilderness in its purest form, away from the crowds often found in other safari destinations.
Moreover, the luxury safari lodges and camps in Botswana are renowned for their exceptional service, offering guests a combination of comfort and immersion in nature. These accommodations range from intimate tented camps to lavish lodges, all designed to blend seamlessly with the environment and provide an exclusive safari experience. Many lodges offer guided game drives, walking safaris, and even helicopter tours, allowing visitors to explore the vast landscapes from different perspectives.
What’s Typically Included
- Accommodation, guest laundry, all meals & local beverages
- All domestic light aircraft and road transfers to and from Maun or Kasane.
- All light aircraft and road transfers between camps.
- Daily activities, expert guiding, park entrance fees & VAT.
- (Exclusions: Premium brand drinks, gratuities and fully comprehensive travel insurance.)
Ultimate Family Safari Package
Embark on a breathtaking adventure in Botswana, where the wild meets wonder. Traverse lush landscapes, witness majestic elephants roam freely, marvel at graceful lions prowling the savannah, and immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of the Okavango Delta. Create memories that will forever bind your family in this unforgettable 8-night Safari.
Best of Cape Town and Botswana
Embark on a captivating journey through untamed Africa, where breathtaking sunsets paint the horizon and majestic wildlife roams freely. From the vibrant streets of Cape Town to the pristine wilderness of Botswana, this 12-night safari promises unforgettable moments and intimate encounters with nature. Let love and adventure intertwine on this extraordinary escapade.
Botswana Honeymoon Safari
Embark on an unforgettable Honeymoon Safari in Botswana, where romance and adventure intertwine in the heart of the wild. Experience breathtaking sunsets over the Okavango Delta, encounter majestic elephants roaming freely, and indulge in intimate candlelit dinners under the starry African sky. Let Botswana be the backdrop for your love story.
Embark on an extraordinary adventure in the heart of Botswana's untamed wilderness. Lose yourselves in the symphony of nature as you witness majestic elephants roam freely, encounter elusive big cats, and indulge in intimate moments under a star-studded sky. Let Botswana's Classic Safari ignite your souls with a timeless love story.
Best of Desert & Delta Safari
Embark on an awe-inspiring 8-night journey through Botswana's Desert and Delta. Witness the untamed beauty of the Kalahari Desert, where ancient sand dunes meet endless horizons. Then, delve into the Okavango Delta, a lush oasis teeming with wildlife. Prepare for unforgettable encounters and embrace the raw essence of Africa's wild heart.
Okavango Delta Safari & Victoria Falls
Embark on a captivating journey through untamed wonders. Immerse yourself in the raw beauty of the Okavango Delta, where elusive wildlife roams free. Hear the thunderous roar of Victoria Falls, a majestic cascade of nature's grandeur. Experience the untamed, the extraordinary, and the unforgettable on this 9-night safari adventure.
These itineraries are fully customizable. To change or learn more about any of our itineraries, please enquire with us.
The official currency of Botswana is the Botswana pula (BWP). The pula is further divided into 100 thebe. Banknotes are available in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 pula, while coins are available in denominations of 5, 10, 25, and 50 thebe, as well as 1 pula.
When visiting Botswana, it is advisable to carry some local currency for day-to-day expenses, although major credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants, and larger establishments. USD, Euros, UK Pounds and South African Rands are also typically accepted.
In Botswana, the standard power sockets and plugs used are of Type D, Type G, and Type M.
Type D sockets have three round pins in a triangular pattern. This type of socket is commonly used in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and some African countries.
Type G sockets, also known as British Standard BS-1363 sockets, have three rectangular pins. They are commonly used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Malaysia, Singapore, and other countries.
Type M sockets have three round pins and are specifically designed for use in South Africa. They are used in several African countries, including Botswana.
It’s worth noting that the voltage in Botswana is 220 volts, and the frequency is 50 Hz. If you plan to travel to Botswana, you may need to bring a suitable travel adapter to ensure compatibility with your devices.
When packing for a safari in Botswana, it’s important to consider the specific requirements and recommendations for the trip. Here’s a suggested packing list keeping in mind the soft bag weight limitation of 20 kg and the availability of free laundry in the camps:
- Lightweight, breathable, and neutral-colored clothing for hot weather
- Long-sleeved shirts and pants to protect against sunburn and insects
- T-shirts, shorts, and skirts for daytime wear
- Sweater or jacket for cooler evenings
- Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots
- Sandals or flip-flops for relaxing in camp
- Wide-brimmed hat or cap for sun protection
- Swimsuit (if there are swimming opportunities)
- Socks and underwear
- Binoculars for wildlife viewing
- Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
- Hat with a strap to keep it secure during game drives
- Sunglasses and sunscreen (preferably eco-friendly)
- Lightweight rain jacket or poncho
- Personal medications
- Travel adapter and chargers for electronic devices
- Headlamp or flashlight with spare batteries
- Cash, credit cards, and necessary travel documents (e.g., passport, visas)
Remember to pack efficiently and avoid overpacking, as you will have limited space in a soft bag. Plan your outfits based on the duration of your safari (3-4 days) and the availability of free laundry services in the camps. Layering clothing is recommended to adapt to changing weather conditions throughout the day.
The official languages of Botswana are English & Setswana. Both are widely used in government, business, and education. However, there are also several other languages spoken in Botswana.
It’s important to note that while English is an official language and widely understood, the majority of the population speaks Setswana as their first language.
Botswana currently offers visa-free travel to most countries for stays up to 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least six months at the time of arrival into Botswana.
Please follow this link to be sure of your countries visa requirements to enter Botswana – https://evisa.gov.bw/#/needvisa
If you are travelling to Botswana from areas known to be infected with yellow fever, you must have a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate. We advise our guests to also have an updated TPD (tetanus, polio, diphtheria) vaccine and a hepatitis A vaccine.
Depending on where you travel in Botswana, you may require malaria medication. We recommend you consult with your General Practitioner before your departure.