Botswana is one of the truly premier safari destinations. Great game and quiet reserves are the main reasons for this, tempered only by the generally high cost of a safari in Botswana. Having travelled all over Southern and Eastern Africa, we can confidently say from experience that Botswana ticks all the boxes for those looking for a genuine and quality safari experience.
Tina Corbett, AfricaAway
The Okavango and Linyanti areas of Botswana are made up from many small private reserves, which means in addition to game drives, walks and night driving is allowed, as well as driving off-road to get closer to sightings. Botswana has developed its tourism to attract a smaller number of visitors, in order to maintain a pristine environment and high quality safari experience for those that can afford it.
To find out more about a safari in Botswana, use the panels below to access our Botswana-specific website, www.BotswanaAway.com
Most of our Botswana itineraries will include one, two all perhaps all three destinations shown here, namely the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserves, together with the Kwando-Linyanti area. Click on the panels to go to our Botswana-specific website and more information on these destinations and other places to visit in Botswana.
This unique and fascinating inland waterway provides the back drop to a spectacular safari by 4x4, motorlaunch and mokoro.
A dry area of the Okavango Delta, the Moremi Game Reserve is rightly famed for its magnificent concentrations and diversity of wildlife - possibly the best in Africa.
The area comprising the Linyanti, Kwando and Selinda private reserves in the north of Botswana is probably the best area for dry game viewing in Botswana.
There are a wide variety of activities to choose from in Botswana, and as well as game drives we think visitors to Botswana should consider including some activities that Botswana does better than anywhere else in Africa. Click on the panels below to go to BotswanaAway.com and more information.
A defining feature of a safari in the Okavango Delta, the mokoro (dug -out canoe) provides a fantastic way to glide throught the wetlands in serenity.
There is a huge variety of birdlife in Botswana including both native and migratory species. Many itineraries that are available include unique habitats that put the emphasis on birdwatching.
Botswana benefits from being accessible in parts throughout the year, whether it be the Kalahari, at its best in February - May, or the Chobe, which peaks in September. By travelling off-peak, visitors to Botswana benefit from excellent value rates.
Botswana has a wide range of quality lodges, although even the most modest of these will still be relatively expensive during peak season. Below are a few examples of lodges we use regularly in Botswana. To see the full selection, visit BotswanaAway.com
Chobe ($495.00 pppn)
A small and well-run safari lodge in a quieter part of the otherwise busy Chobe area
Linyanti ($875.00 pppn)
An intimate camp in a beautiful setting on the Kwando River in the Kwando private reserve.
Okavango Delta ($1095.00 pppn)
One of the best places in Africa to watch lion on the hunt - a proper safari experience, and not to be missed.