Choose a Botswana vacation package and experience a traditional big game wildlife safari in one of Africa’s top destinations. The evergreen jewel of the Okavango Delta is at the heart of Botswana’s safari attractions, flanked in the east by the rolling savannah of the Savuti and the teeming elephant paradise of the Chobe.
South of the delta lie the far-flung stretches of the Makgadikgadi saltpans and the semi-desert grasslands of the Kalahari. Go on guided game drives, nature walks, river cruises, canoe trips or explore on the backs of elephants and horses to make the most of Botswana’s legendary wildlife. The Chobe is home to Africa’s largest elephant population as well as huge herds of buffalo, zebra and many antelope species, and with such abundant plains game, Botswana has plenty of Africa’s top predators – lion, leopard, hyenas and rare wild dogs. Even the bird watching is exceptional.
The saltpans and Kalahari scrubland south of the delta are home to unique experiences like quad biking safaris and authentic cultural encounters with Africa’s first people, the San. This is also the setting for Botswana’s green season migration, which happens between January and March (depending on seasonal rainfall). After the summer rains fill the desert waterholes, thousands of zebra and antelope migrate into the area to feast on the sweet, new grasses. This in turn leads to dramatic predator-prey interactions as the resident lion prides make the most of the visiting herds.
Our African Safari Experts make planning your Botswana vacation super simple. Tours and safari packages range from exceptional luxury to rugged adventure, specialist safaris for keen photographers and intimate honeymoons. It’s a great destination for multi-generational family vacations, but we don’t recommend it for young children and toddlers.
Make the most out of your trip to the beautiful country of Botswana. Each destination is Botswana has a lot to offer from huge wetlands, beautiful rivers and biodiversity. While, there is always something for you to do in Botswana be it just exploring a local park.
Here are some places that you must visit during your trip to Botswana:
Okavango Delta: Green oasis in the Kalahari’s
The Okavango Delta is nature’s most mesmerizing destination governed by emerald-green beauty and swampy inlands. The delta covers around 6 and 15 000 square kilometers of Kalahari Desert in northern Botswana and is home to the enrapturing Okavango (Kavango) River that flows from the Angolan highlands all the way across the Namibia’s Caprivi Strip and into the Kalahari Desert. The oasis that remains dry through most of the year is populated with wildlife with a large number of mammals and beautiful birds dominating the region.
Chobe National Park: Breathe amongst the predators
Most famous for its wildlife, the park offers you a chance to witness thousands of elephants covering the Chobe River to catch a drink during the dry winter months. The Chobe National Park is a must visit destination for all safari enthusiasts. The park offers you the opportunity to view some of the most intense games around rivers and waterholes.
The Kalahari: Beauty beyond comparison
With the largest strip of uninterrupted sand on Earth, Botswana provides you with an experience far beyond that of an ordinary desert and more. Visit the Kalahari to experience fossil river valleys, salt pans, of Makgadikgadi, golden grasses and if you’re lucky enough, you might also get to see a black-maned lion. Botswana’s three Kalahari parks offers shelter to a wide variety of animals and is an excellent place to visit if you are looking for a unique safari experience.
Linyati, Selinda and Kwando: Picturesque views
Located in the extreme north of Botswana thee regions of Linyati, Selinda and Kwando offers picturesque views from labyrinth channels, lagoons and magnificent trees. The areas offers excellent sites for wildlife viewings especially during the dry seasons where wildlife including large herds of buffalo and elephants and zebras can be seen coming down to the Kwando and Linyanti Rivers.
Tuli Block: Rich history meets wildlife
The Tuli region offers rich history combined with some of the most amazing wildlife in Africa. Experience wildlife like never before, the Tuli Block in Botswana is abundant beautiful sceneries from beautiful riverine forests, rocky landscapes and enormous trees along the banks of the Limpopo River.
Sporting its own kind of splendor, the Tuli block is plentiful in wildlife and offers fantastic game viewing opportunities, birding and a chance to get up-close with the famous leopards of Tuli.