Botswana

The Jewel of Africa, Botswana is renowned as the world’s largest and most renowned inland river delta, The Okavango Delta, and the Chobe National Park with its prolific elephant population. Botswana is also home to the earth’s most impressive salt pan, 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.

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Highlights in Botswana

  • The Okavango Delta
  • Savute
  • Linyanti
  • Chobe National Park
  • The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
  • The Kalahari Desert
  • Linyanti Wildlife reserve

Best time to travel

Botswana is a year-round destination.

During the dry winter season months between May and October, 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 less mosquitos.

Travel regions within Botswana

Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park lies in north-east Botswana, bordered by the mighty Chobe River. A superb safari destination, Chobe is best known for its elephants. The park has a shifting migratory population of more than 50 000 elephants! And, during Botswan’s dry season, vast herds of elephants gather at the Chobe…

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Chobe River Front

The Chobe River supports the largest concentration of elephant found anywhere in Africa and it is not uncommon to encounter herds in excess of a hundred animals. Forming the northern border of the park, Chobe River is lined with lush plains and dense forests where you’ll also find plenty of…

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Khwai Community Area

The Khwai Community Area is a private concession, bordering Moremi Game Reserve. This region of the Okavango Delta is a patchwork of floodplains, woodlands, lagoons and rivers – including the magnificent Khwai River. The range of habitats means a wide variety of wildlife, with a chance of seeing lion, leopard,…

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Linyanti Concessions

Linyanti Concessions borders Botswana’s Chobe National Park. This region is known for excellent dry-season game viewing with large herds of elephant and plenty of predators too. Unlike Chobe, however, Linyanti is a private reserve with just a handful of luxury lodges allowing for an exclusive safari experience. Game drives take…

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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Botswana’s Makgadikgadi covers an area roughly the size of Switzerland, and has some of the largest saltpans in the world! The national park protects a small portion of these pans, as well as the Boteti River – a magnet for wildlife especially during Botswana’s dry season when the river is…

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Moremi Game Reserve

Situated in the east of the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve ranks as one of the most beautiful reserves in Africa. It covers more than 4871 square kilometres of pristine wilderness, and the varied terrain includes savannah, winding waterways, and dense forest. This diverse ecosystem supports an incredibly wide spectrum…

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Okavango Delta

Botswana is home to the world’s largest inland river delta, the Okavango. The maze of lagoons and winding channels is beautiful and captivating, contrasting with the surrounding arid regions. Botswana has made a commitment to conservation with nearly a fifth of the country protected by national parks.

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Savuti – Chobe National Park

Savuti (also spelled Savute) is a region of Botswana’s Chobe National Park – it’s not a game reserve or game park. The Savuti region is the best place to see mighty predators such as its famous lions along with masses of wildebeest, impala, and warthogs. Savuti is also a great…

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Selinda Reserve

Owned by conservationists, Selinda Reserve is northern Botswana’s top wildlife sanctuary. The reserve borders Kwando to the north, and Linyanti to the east. Selinda Reserve used to be a hunting ground but has been transformed into a conservation success story as part of the Great Plains Conservation project.

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Featured Tours in BotswanaDiscover our tailor-made tours

Untamed Botswana Fly-In Safari

Untamed Botswana Fly-In Safari

Perfect for those looking for a bird’s eye view of Botswana, this 11-day safari combines Chobe River and National Park, the Okavango Delta and the unique Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Explore the untamed bush of Botswana, see the Big 5 and enjoy a comfortable commute and amazing views in light aircrafts.

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An African Journey through a Photographer’s Lens

An African Journey through a Photographer’s Lens

Pack your camera, and visit the most beautiful places in Africa on this 12-day safari. Start your African safari at the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Then you’ll meander down Botswana’s Chobe River on a luxury houseboat, followed by a luxurious stay on a private reserve. Spend your last days enjoying the Okavango Delta. This safari is perfect for avid photographers.

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Desert to Delta Safari

Desert to Delta Safari

Travel to luxurious lodges in Namibia’s vast deserts and Botswana’s lush game reserves. Kicking off your journey at the famous red dunes of Sossusvlei, this itinerary meanders through the incredible landscapes and private reserves of Namibia, before crossing the border to the cool waterways of the Okavango Delta. A few highlights along the way include action-packed game drives, quad biking in the desert, mokoro safaris in the delta, and five-star accommodation with your own desert or delta views.

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Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Botswana

Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Botswana

We curated the experiences and lodges in the 3 top safari destinations of Southern Africa. In just under two weeks, you’ll explore the much-loved city of Cape Town, Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls and the Okavango Delta. Add a couple of days of the floodplains of Botswana’s beautiful Linyanti Region, and a few more on the moon-like Makgadikgadi Pans – and you’ve got a diverse safari with luxurious accommodation, unforgettable activities and plenty of big game too. Have you packed your bags yet?

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Zimbabwe & Botswana Highlights

Zimbabwe & Botswana Highlights

Explore the most beautiful places in Zimbabwe and Botswana, experiencing safari lodges and a luxury houseboat. This 10-day African safari covers three important areas in Botswana, you will see the lush Khwai and Linyanti area – famous for its predator-prey interactions. Then you’ll meander down Botswana’s Chobe River on a houseboat for two nights for exceptional river game viewing. Ending of your at the impressive Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

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Ultimate Luxury in Southern Africa

Ultimate Luxury in Southern Africa

Indulge in the best that Southern Africa has to offer on this tailor-made 14-day luxury safari. This superior itinerary will let you experience beautiful scenery and incredible experiences as you journey from Cape Town to the Cape Winelands, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Escape the hustle and bustle of life – and delight in an exclusive safari experience.

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Botswana Mobile Camping Experience

Botswana Mobile Camping Experience

andBeyond brings you the best of Botswana: the maze of water channels of the Okavango Delta, the large elephant herds in Chobe National Park, and the Savute Channel that floods and dries up unpredictably. This 9-day expedition meanders through Botswana’s most spectacular reserves: the Chobe National Park, Savute and the Okavango Delta. The mobile camping adventure is barefoot luxury with a wonderful combination of land and water activities (such as game drives, private boat cruises and mokoro excursions). As an added delight, you also have the option to include the Victoria Falls onto your itinerary.

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Botswana to Seychelles Escape

Botswana to Seychelles Escape

Spend 14 days on an African holiday exploring the beauty of Botswana in the depths of the iconic Okavango Delta and Linyanti Regions. Botswana is an avid safari enthusiasts’ paradise with its remote destinations accessed only by small aircraft offering incredible views of the diverse landscapes. After which you will be whisked away to the azure waters of the Seychelles in this warm Indian Ocean destination.

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Botswana Walking Adventure

Botswana Walking Adventure

An adventure exploration safari experience of 8 days at the Selinda Reserve’s Selinda Spillway: offering either a canoeing and walking adventure, or a pure walking safari experience. This is an authentic African adventure with hidden wonders of an ancient waterway in the tradition of the explorers of old.

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