Botswana has some of the best wilderness and wildlife areas in Africa with almost a third of the country being a national park, reserve or wildlife management area.
When To Go
The winter months from May to the end of August are undoubtedly the best time to visit Botswana.
During winter, days are warm without being too hot and nights tend to get chilly.
The dry season, from July onwards is the best time of year to go for big game viewing, as huge herds congregate around the water and greener areas.
July-October is also when the Okavango Delta is in peak flood.
The summer months (November to end March) can be hot and humid. This is Botswana’s “Green Season” and offers some of the best birding opportunities.
Accommodation prices in the low and shoulder seasons are lower and often single supplements are waivered.
What To See
- Chobe National Park, a premier safari destination bordering the mighty Chobe River most famous for its large herds of elephants
- The Savute Channel and Linyanti Swamps are prime wildlife areas within Chobe National Park
- Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta offering unique safari experiences via boat and mokoro through the waterways
- The Moremi Game Reserve, a pristine and diverse wilderness area, forms part of the Okavango Delta
- Central Kalahari, the largest, most remotely situated reserve in Southern Africa, and the second largest wildlife reserve in the world
- The great Makgadikgadi and Nxai Salt Pans in Botswana’s Kalahari Desert offer travellers a complete and overwhelming sensation of isolation
- The Selinda Reserve is a conservation success story in northern Botswana, the Selinda Spillway connects the Okavango Delta and Linyanti Swamps
FEATURED BOTSWANA TOURS
7 Day Diverse Botswana: Kalahari, Okavango & Linyanti
Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Okavango Delta & Linyanti Concessions
The Central Kalahari Game Reserve offers a truly remote African safari. The second largest game reserve in the world yet one of the least visited, nothing can compare to its vast, wild and untouched beauty. Combined with the wildlife rich Okavango Delta and Linyanti Reserve this package offers diverse safari experiences in Botswana, including game drives, walking safaris, bushman nature walks, mokoro excursions and boat cruises.
7 Day Community & Conservation Package
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe River Front Namibia
The Community & Conservation Safari offers you the chance to experience the diversity of a Botswana safari. Witness Botswana’s secret zebra migration (May to October) in the Boteti River Valley, discover the Okavango Delta and prolific wildlife sightings of the Moremi Game Reserve and experience the beauty of the Chobe River and the regions exceptional elephant encounters from the Eastern Zambezi Region of Namibia, bordering Botswana’s Chobe National Park.
10 Day Deluxe Botswana: Delta, Selinda & Victoria Falls
Okavango Delta, Selinda Reserve & Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Exquisite camps in some of the most sensational settings makes this an exclusive, once in a life time luxury holiday. The Okavango Delta is a World Heritage Site ranking as the largest inland delta in the world and the neighbouring Selinda Reserve is well off the beaten track and offers some magnificent wildlife viewing experiences. Stay 40km upstream from the Victoria Falls on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River at a luxury nature retreat in a pristine wilderness area.
7 Day Botswana Okavango Delta Experience
Moremi Game Reserve & Okavango Delta
An Okavango Delta water and land camp combination. The first four nights will be on a “Little River” situated close to the Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park, suites are set on the banks of the Khwai River. Nokanyana offers fantastic game viewing. Stay the other two nights on a “Little Island”, hidden away in the Okavango Delta. Luxury tents are nestled between palm trees under large shady figs. Mopiri offers the perfect water camp experience.
9 Day Okavango, Chobe & Victoria Falls Explorer
Khwai Community Area, Chobe River Front & Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
On this safari you will experience the highlights of the Okavango region of Botswana, with the advantage of staying on a private concession and partaking in the full range of activities available – mokoro excursions in the delta, game drives in the Moremi Game Reserve, night drives and cultural village visits. Experience the beauty of Chobe River and Victoria Falls.
8 Day Botswana & Victoria Falls Luxury Safari
Okavango Delta, Chobe River Front & Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
A safari par excellence including a stay at the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe - one of the original natural world wonders. Also stopping for a stay in Chobe as well as the Okavango Delta, both in Botswana. This package also includes a hot air balloon safari over the Okavango Delta - the only place this can be done (between April and September).
13 Day Best of Botswana Mobile Safari
Nxai Pan National Park, Maun, Moremi, Khwai Community Area, Savuti and Chobe River Front
Penduka takes you on a 13-day safari experience to include the Makgadikgadi Pans, Nxai Pan National Park, Moremi Wildlife Reserve, the Savuti Channel and Chobe National Park. Listen to the haunting cry of the fish eagle; see herds of elephant and buffalo, tsessebe and zebra as well as all large and small predators. A boating experience on the Chobe River is included. The safari ends with a transfer from Kasane Airport for your departure.
9 Day Chobe, Delta & Kalahari Safari
Kasane, Moremi Game Reserve and The Central Kalahari Game Reserve
This 9-day Safari takes you on an unforgettably scenic, cultural, and wildlife experience through untamed wilderness areas of Botswana. Explore the vast Kalahari Game Reserve, the watery Okavango Delta, game-rich Chobe Park, and beautiful Moremi Reserve. Come to Africa and leave all your stress and daily worries behind you. Leave feeling renewed and renenergised!
7 Day Heart of the Delta
Hainaveld & Ghanzi Farms, Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve
On this 7-day itinerary, you will embark on six nights of indulgent luxury in Botswana's Okavango Delta and the Moremi Game Reserve. The Okavango, with its pristine and clear waters, gives life to everything it touches. The Moremi Game Reserve is home to massive populations of elephant and other game and is a fantasy for lovers of wildlife and adventure.
FEATURED BOTSWANA ACCOMMODATION
Camp Savuti epitomises the amazing Botswana safari experience. From the abundant game viewing to the authentic, tented accommodation, this is the traditional way to spend time in one of Africa's most superb wildlife regions.
Chobe Bakwena Eco Lodge
Bakwena Lodge is an intimate, privately owned eco-lodge on the banks of the Chobe River. Acquired in 2000 as a barren soccer pitch, this piece of land has been transformed into a refuge for their guests and any wildlife that chooses to share their sanctuary.
Kadizora Camp truly offers the ultimate Okavango Delta experience, with a wide range of activities, a beautiful location, diverse wildlife and warm, local hospitality. Situated between the Vumbura River and Selinda Spillway over-looking a panoramic seasonal floodplain.