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
Still not sure about what to do or where to stay?
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.
8 Day Botswana in Style: Pans, Delta & Linyanti
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Okavango Delta & Linyanti Concessions
The Makgadikgadi Pan is the world’s largest salt pan and home to one of Africa's biggest zebra populations. The magnificent Okavango River sprawls out over the Kalahari Desert forming this flourishing waterlogged oasis featuring countless meandering waterways studded with water lilies. An abundance of wildlife roams freely between the woodland habitats, ancient floodplains and forests that make up the lush, unfenced reserves of the Linyanti Concessions.
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.
10 Day Chobe & Okavango Photography Safari
Chobe River Front & Khwai Community Area
There is no better way to improve your wildlife photography than in the best classroom in the world – The African Bush. This package will appeal to photographers of all levels of experience who want a more immersive safari experience at some of the best photo locations in Botswana. This photography safari will help you to master your photographic skills whilst spending time in two of the best photographic destinations, Chobe and The Okavango Delta.
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).
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.