Botswana is renowned for its unspoiled wilderness areas – the famous names of the Kalahari, Okavango, Makgadikgadi, Linyanti and Chobe ring out. This country champions “low volume – high income” tourism as its chosen conservation model, making it a premier luxury safari destination. The options here for a world-class African safari are almost countless, both for the first-time safari goer and the experienced traveller alike. Botswana is typically known for the incredible Okavango Delta area, which really is a wildlife viewing eden. The floodwaters fill the channels there and the animals flock. As the floodwaters subside, the environment changes, but the game viewing remains unrivaled. Beyond the Delta, Botswana offers so much more.
The lodges and camps of Botswana are well appointed and well designed, fitting seamlessly into the natural surroundings. There is always a great sense of remoteness here, with the floodwaters of the Okavango dictating the rhythm and flow of the safaris. Whether you are looking to photograph Africa’s classic big game, follow the rare African Wild Dog or stalk the secretive Sitatunga antelope in the swamps, there is always something fascinating to see. Be it a mekoro ride in the delta, an exciting game drive in the woodland or time to explore the vastness of the Kalahari, Botswana offers great safaris. Botswana also connects effortlessly to other Southern African destinations, either through commercial flights or private charter operators.
Botswana is a classic safari destination in every sense of the word, with everything and more on offer here. There is such diversity, from the watered delta to the dry Kalahari, there is much to explore here.