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Botswana is Africa at its very best - untamed, vast expanses of pristine wilderness, teeming with wildlife, alive with expectancy and an ultimate safari destination.

The magnificent Okavango Delta and neighboring Chobe National Park form the nucleus of this ultimate African safari destination,  where great herds of grazers and browsers - followed by predators - roam between the red sands of the Kalahari home to the San Bushmen prides perfect peace and solitude, and the grand channels of the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park  and Linyanti Rivers.

Also worth visiting are the searing thirst lands of the Makgadikgadi Pans - a unique range of ecosystems in which bird, plant and animal life abound, and the Central Kalahari. Botswana is a land locked country, dominated in geographical terms by the Kalahari Desert; however it is probably more famous for its safari tours in the spectacular inland Okavango Delta.

A Safari in Botswana offers travelers truly amazing and diverse experiences in pristine environments.

 Explore the fascinating deserts, wetlands, savannahs, the delta and wildlife-packed game reserves of one of the wildest regions in Africa.

Exhilarating game drives, night drives and walking safaris enable you to see magnificent African wildlife at close, yet safe range. Botswana prides itself of low volumes and high returns.

An African safari is truly an unforgettable experience - an event which captures the imagination and evokes noble ideals of an era of exploration and discovery. Almost every safari experience you have ever dreamed about can come true in Botswana. You can fly, drive, walk with Bushmen, glide past Hippos in a dug-out canoe, horse ride or wade through the delta on the back of an elephant.  

Botswana is renowned for understatedly stylish accommodation in the heart of the breathtaking Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park and Moremi Wildlife Reserve areas. They range from tented sites, to established camps with permanently tented camps, to chalets built from reeds or brick.

Throughout Botswana, camps are sited at prime locations and strive to achieve the perfect balance between comfort and ambiance with the enjoyment of the natural bush. After your evening game-drive, enjoy a delicious alfresco banquet of Pan- African cuisine in the boma (outdoor) illuminated by dozens of candles and lanterns. Alternatively, your private deck provides a romantic setting for intimate candlelit dinners.

ATTRACTIONS IN BOTSWANA

CAMPS IN BOTSWANA

RECOMMENDED LODGES IN BOTSWANA

WHEN TO GO

 

OKAVANGO DELTA

The best time to visit this beautiful area is from May through to October, when the Okavango River floods the delta.

December to February is the wet season and is not recommended. 

The best time for game viewing in the delta is during the May-October period, as the animal life is concentrated along the flooded areas and the vegetation has dried out.

Birding and vegetation is wonderful to experience during the rainy season (Nov - April) as the migrant bird populations are returning and the plants are flowering and green.

Best birding:

Nov-March.

Best botanical months:

Dec-May.

Peak season:

July-October.

Middle (Shoulder) season:

May-June.

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HOW TO START PLANNING YOUR SAFARI

 

LUGGAGE AND VISAS

Visas are not required for American passport holders.  See list.

Due to its remote locations, traveling to the safari camps in Botswana is done by light aircraft.

Weight restrictions are  strictly adhered to. 

Luggage should be in soft sided travel bags and not exceed 26 pounds.

Your African travel professional should supply you with all the necessary information.

Log in for your passport to Africa for more detailed information.

 

 
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