If money is no object, Botswana is the ultimate safari destination. It is undeniably expensive, but fantastic - reserves are private and exclusive, accommodation is stylish and luxurious, wildlife and guiding are superb and the service is second to none. Following the rains, massive herds of grazers migrate from the Okavango Delta and Chobe River to the deserts of the Kalahari and the lunar landscape of the Makgadikgadi Pans, in one of the biggest animal migrations in the world. Botswana offers a stunning safari experience, for those with deep pockets!
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Our top 5 reasons to visit Botswana
1. Botswana’s wildlife alone could fill the top 5 - this is a veritable Eden; 100,000 elephants at peace in the Delta, 100-strong hippo pods manning the waterways, and desert-adapted lions roaming the Makgadikgadi... There is nowhere else quite like it. Show me more >
Botswana: when to visit
The beginning of the year is Botswana's green season. The rains can fall heavily and although the birding is never better, this is not the time to visit in search of big game. By way of slight exceptions to the rule, the fresh grazing in the Kalahari and Makgadikgadi do attract large herds, and concentrations of game are always high in Chobe. However the usual big game areas (Okavango, Linyanti, Selinda etc) do not guarantee good viewing during this season. As a result, there is some superb value for money to be found at this time of year. Show me more >