Botswana is home to a huge amount of unique water sources, and with this attracts a plethora of beautiful bird species. From the rare lesser Jacana to larks and herons in abundance; there is no shortage of fascinating species for birders to swoon over on a Botswana safari. A huge advantage for birders in Botswana is that if they go in green season (when the birding is best), they can benefit from some unbelievably low rates at some of the most luxurious camps on the continent – prices really do slash in the months from November to April!
The best birding safaris in Botswana
The Okavango Delta’s annual floods attract a rich variety of bird life who depend on its beautiful winding waterways. There is nothing quite like skimming your way through the channels in a little Mokoro and the birdlife living harmouniously around you. In a Mokoro you have the best opportunity to get up close to some fascinating species, as they are silent and don’t scare them away as vehicles and motor boats often do. This is why the Okavango Delta is a true birder’s paradise.
The Linyanti River in the north eastern point of Botswana is home to a huge variety of birdlife. A huge advantage for birders in Linyanti is that if you go in green season (when the birding is best) here you benefit from some unbelievably low rates at some of the most luxurious camps in the country – prices really do slash in the months from November to April! Goggle at African skimmers, Kori Bustards and all kinds of colourful kingfishers in some of the best sunset boating safaris Africa has to offer.