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Botswana

A landlocked country teeming with game and birdlife, with contrasting landscapes and quality tented camps and lodges. A kaleidoscope of images will return home with you: that malachite kingfisher perfectly mirrored in the still waters of the Okavango Delta; lion cubs cavorting on the plains at Savuti; the sun kissing the spiral curves of a kudu bull's horns as he gazes in the dawn light at Linyanti; the vast breeding herds of elephant that you encountered having a mud bath on the banks of the Chobe River at dusk; and a meercat sentry standing tall on a tree stump in the Kalahari Desert.

 



Highlights

 

The Okavango Delta in Northern Botswana, a vast area of crystal clear water which is home to an amazing variety of birdlife and wildlife. Fed by floodwater from the Angolan highlands in June, it fans out into a shifting web of palm fringed channels, lagoons and islands and gently soaks away into the Kalahari desert to the south.


Moremi Game Reserve, situated to the eastern side of the Okavango Delta, has diverse ecosystems harbouring a great variety of wildlife and scenery

Linyanti, Selinda, Kwando and Savuti Concessions, all found between the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park, combining open flood plains and marshland with riverine forest, where there are excellent cats and wild dog

Chobe National Park, best known for its huge herds of elephant and the panorama of life around the Chobe River floodplains

Makgadikgadi Pans, covering over 12,000 sq kms of land, the remnants of an enormous inland lake are now some of the largest saltpans in the world

The Central Kalahari Game Reserve, where the San bushmen can show you skills learnt over generations allowing them to survive the harsh conditions

Weather
 

There are two main seasons: April to November is the driest time and December to March when it can be hot and rainy with thunderstorms. In the winter months of July and August the evenings are cool and the days warm and clear while October and November are hottest.

Activities
  • Game viewing by day and after dark throughout Botswana
  • Dug out canoe (mokoro) and boat safaris in the Okavango Delta and on the Chobe River
  • Walking safaris in the Okavango Delta and the Linyanti region
  • Bird watching anywhere, anytime but especially November to March when the migrants are around
  • Horse safaris, an unforgettable experience, riding with the wildlife through the shallow water and on the islands of the Okavango Delta
  • Elephant back safaris, the ultimate!
  • Fishing in the Okavango Delta and Chobe River

 


Sample Itineraries


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below for links to see our suggested itineraries.  But please remember that these are just some ideas and we look forward to helping you plan YOUR safari!

Classic Botswana Safari: Exploring Chobe National Park, best known for its herds of elephant, excellent game viewing in the private Selinda Reserve, the vast wilderness of the Okavango Delta with year-round fresh water and the stark contrast of the Nxai Pans in the Kalahari Desert

Highlights of Southern Africa: Including Victoria Falls from the Zambian bank, game viewing in Botswana's Okavango Delta and exploring Cape Town and the Winelands of South Africa

Intimate Botswana and Mauritius: A holiday of two halves with a safari in the remote Okavango Delta followed by a few luxuriously relaxing days beside the Indian Ocean

Game Viewing Galore: In the contrasting environments of Botswana's Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park and Zimbabwe's Hwange and Matobo National Parks with an interlude at Victoria Falls

Dunes, Damaraland & Delta: Discovering the Sossusvlei Dunes and Damaraland in Namibia and the wetland sanctuary of Botswana's Okavango Delta


 

Botswana Ker and Downey experience
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