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Botswana

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! 

OUR TOP EXPERIENCES

Mellow Mokoro trips
Impressive elephant herds
Walking Safaris
Exciting predator action
Real extended riding safaris


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 >


Botswana: some background


Thanks to its diamonds, Botswana is one of Africa's wealthiest countries and, having invested its rewards intelligently and without corruption, it maintains an enviably stable economy.  Its population of 1.6 million is centred around the main towns, especially the capital Gabarone.   Show me more >

 

Botswana: getting around

 
Once you arrive in Maun, Gabarone or Kasane, most itineraries will have you travelling around Botswana by light aircraft (usually a Cessna caravan).  In the Delta, it can be fun to travel between lodges / camps by boat if they are close enough and if the water levels allow. Road transfers can be arranged for some areas but aren’t advised, or possible in the Delta for much of the year, due to flooding.
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