The Jewel of Africa, this beautiful country is renowned for the world’s largest & renowned inland river delta (The Okavango) and the Chobe National Park with its prolific elephant population. In addition to these landmarks, Botswana is also home to the earth’s most impressive saltpan (the Makgadikgadi) and the largest continuous desert, the Kalahari. As a forerunner in conservation efforts on the African continent, nearly a fifth of Botswana’s territory is protected in National Parks.
Highlights during any trip to Botswana include:
- The Okavango Delta
- Chobe National Park
- The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
- The Kalahari Desert
- Linyanti Wildlife reserve
Best time to travel:
- Botswana is a year round destination.
- Having said this, the best months to visit are during the dry winter season months between May & October when the bush is at its thinnest and the animals head towards the rivers and the Okavango delta.
- The dry winter months are also the most comfortable time to visit as the days are warm and nights are cool, the rains have passed and there are a lot less mosquitos.
Travel Regions Within Botswana
The dramatic landscape of the Makgadikgadi Pans region of northern Botswana offers an exclusive and remote safari location perfect for discerning travellers looking for the unusual in a luxury setting. The desolate saltpans that glitter in the dry months before filling with life-giving water in the rainy season to attract masses of animals and...
The Chobe region of Botswana is not only home to an abundance of game but is also comprised of four very distinctly different eco-systems, each with their own unique charm. Around the Chobe National Park visitors will find the largest population of elephants on the African continent while in the Serondela area they will step into lush plains and...
Read more: Chobe accommodation & travel info
The Okavango Delta
Botswana is home to the world’s largest inland river delta, the Okavango. This lush green region of Botswana is in complete contrast to the arid regions that surround it. The maze of lagoons and winding channels is beautiful and captivating. Activities in the region vary according to the location of the lodges and the fluctuating water levels...
A collection of luxury safari houseboats operating on the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers, the CHOBE PRINCESSES, provide the perfect platform to experience all that the Chobe has to offer with the added benefits of being on the Namibian side of the river. Quieter, more secluded and personalized, they are ideal for families, couples, or groups looking for an exciting African river safari. Guests can cruise over 70 kilometers of the river and overnight in the most scenic areas.
Chobe Game Lodge
One of the world’s most renowned safari destination, the Chobe Game lodge is an incredible venue for guests to enjoy the true wonders of Botswana. The game lodge is located just 90 minutes from Victoria Falls and is a top class base for you to enjoy a top class safari. Here at the Chobe National Park one can find over 40 000 African elephants. Many different activities are offered to the guests, the main focus being on water based activities as well as land- based safaris. The water- based activities can be enjoyed from a 12 seater skimmer boat, and the land-based activities in an open top game vehicle, driven by experienced guides. Safaris are provided early in the mornings as well as in the evenings, providing the best opportunities to see active predators such as wild dog, lion and leopard.