Botswana is one of Africa’s great safari destinations. The country is home to some of the most spectacular wildlife experiences on earth, and offers an exceptional diversity of landscapes and natural wonders. Explore the endless, vast salt pans of the Makgadikgadi; the rolling sandy plains of the Kalahari or the lush oasis that is the wetland system of the Okavango Delta. Botswana is known for having some of the best local safari guides, whose knowledge and dedication ensures that a safari experience is the highlight of any stay. Experience untamed Africa in a country that is truly dedicated to the conservation of its natural environment, rich wildlife and culture.
- Explore the myriad of palm fringed channels and islands which make up the Okavango Delta, truly one of Africa’s last unspoilt wildernesses
- Be awed by large herds of elephant and buffalo in Chobe National Park
- Discover the Moremi Game Reserve, home to spectacular wildlife sightings such as the endangered wild dog
- Witness the Annual Zebra Migration of approximately 25 000 zebra through the Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans
- Search for the elusive black maned Kalahari lions
- Venture on a quad bike by day, and camp under the stars by night in the Makgadikgadi National Park
Unforgettable experiences – our insider suggestions to the best things to do in Botswana
A mokoro safari
Pass silently through the shallow waters of the Okavango Delta in a mokoro canoe, as wildlife roam on land and in the surrounding waters. Watch your guide skilfully navigate the waterways using only a long pole as he tells you about the local fauna and flora.
Bird spotting in the Okavango Delta
Discover the 600+ bird species that are indigenous to Botswana. After the rains the Okavango Delta abounds with birdlife: spot lesser jacana, pied kingfishers, Pel’s fishing owl, slaty egret and watteld cranes.
Discover sacred rock art
Travel back in time as you visit the Tsodilo Hills, the location of around 4500 rock paintings and a sacred place to the local communities that still reside in the area. Gain a better insight into the life of local hunter-gatherers over time at this UNESCO World Heritage site.
Ancient Boaba trees
Walk beneath the spectacular Ancient Boaba trees of the Nxai Pan National Park, referred to as “giant upturned carrrots” by Dr David Livingstone. These Baines Boabas are named for the 19th century explorer – Thomas Baines – who used the trees as landmarks during his trek from Namibia to Victoria Falls.
Meet the meerkats
Spend a morning with a mob of meerkats. Spot the little creatures as they stand upright on their rear legs to scan for their next snack and keep an eye out for danger.
Take a sunset cruise
Take in the beautiful Botswana sunsets as you cruise along the Chobe River. Catch glimpses of hippos and crocodiles as well as large herds of elephants and antelope. Hear the iconic sound of the of the fish eagle calling out across the waters.