With 38% of its total area designated National Parks and management area, it's no surprise that Botswana has a world-class reputation as THE place to see Africa's natural wonders.
Botswana is almost the size of France, yet with a population of just over 2 million people, it is largely deserted, providing an excellent opportunity to get away from the crowds to enjoy your big 5 safari experience.
Experience the majesty and awe-inspiring beauty of Botswana, a country often referred to as Africa’s best kept secret. Be it the prolific wildlife and safari opportunities, or the culinary delights to be found, Botswana delivers a smile with a smile. A country rich in vista, from the endless salt flats of Makgadikgadi, so vast the terrain is seemingly eternal, to the big game bustle of Chobe National Park. There really is something for everyone.
These Botswana Safari breaks can also be combined with some of our other destinations in southern Africa, to extend into a longer safari experience.
Botswana has a policy of low impact tourism. Surrounding the national parks in the north are some massive private concessions with a large diversity of habitat and wildlife. Set within are only a few safari camps meaning that Botswana offers the safari traveller remoteness and near exclusivity in a pristine wilderness environment.
Okavango Delta is the most popular destination in Botswana, due to its pristine unique environment and excellent game viewing throughout the year. Considered one of Africa’s last great wildlife sanctuaries, the Okavango is rich in biodiversity.
For African wildlife enthusiasts, Chobe is synonymous with ‘Elephants’. Chobe National Park is home to the largest concentrations of elephant in Africa. In the dry season large breeding herds make their way down to drink in the waters of the Chobe and Linyanti Rivers.
The largest game reserve in southern Africa, covering 52,800 sq km making it larger than Denmark! Whilst the Kalahari is regarded as a desert, it is in fact a rich source of vegetation and is a reserve of tall golden grasses dotted with dwarf trees and scrub-covered dunes. The empty pans appear as vast white saucers in the flat earth. At night the stars dominate the land. This habitat plays host to the classic Kalahari game of zebra, wildebeest, gemsbok, eland, springbok and giraffe.
Moremi Game Reserve is located on the eastern side of the Okavango Delta, covering almost a third of the delta’s land area. Moremi was the first wildlife sanctuary to be created by an African tribe in their own area, and is named after Chief Moremi. Lying within Moremi is "Chief’s Island" the delta’s largest landmass. Stunningly covered with ilala palms and termite mounds on open grasslands, game feed on the rich vegetation.
Savuti or Savute is situated in the south western part of Chobe National Park covering some 5000 sq km, and has its own distinct eco system. The Savuti channel running through this region has a history of flooding and drying up irrespective of good rainy seasons.