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A Botswana safari will cost a big price but deliver one of Africa’s best travel experiences – guaranteed

This is southern Africa’s preferred choice for first-timers advised to take advantage of private concessions and exclusive retreats for a safari holiday. It’s a huge unpopulated territory enjoying political and economic stability. Also blessed with impressive wildlife and unspoiled wilderness areas for safaris. Botswana is expensive but worth every cent if planned properly and in advance.

Massive herds of big game have unimpeded access between the watery Okavango Delta and the dry but seasonally rich Kalahari plains. This results in large migratory movements as the seasons change, the rains come and go. Resident predators are always active so that Botswana is viable as a year round safari favourite.

The high season when game tends to concentrate at permanent water sources runs from July to October when the very popular Chobe area becomes quite crowded and the small and more exclusive private camps especially in the Okavango are fully booked.

The quieter “green season” during southern Africa’s wet and warm summer months from November through to April is equally productive with a spectacular gathering of migrant birds in the region. For many seasoned travellers to Africa this is the time for exploring both regular haunts and the remoter safari gems in the vast Kalahari wilderness area.

Botswana never disappoints – it’s perfectly suited to both first time African visitors and safari specialists seeking remote and secluded safari getaways.

If both time and money were available a full safari in Botswana will cost a small fortune over 3 weeks to do proper justice. It’d include the Okavango Delta and Moremi; Chobe National Park and Savuti; the remote Linyanti/Chobe river system; the Kalahari and Makgadikgadi Pans. An alternative would be to plan successive trips through the years.

Either way Botswana leaves indelible memories with every guest we host, year in, year out.

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Botswana Classic Duma Tau giraffe in the Okavango by Dana Allen courtesy Wilderness Safaris

Botswana Classic

The Classic Okavango safari with first class accommodation and top notch professional guides in the Linyanti

From $4890 8 days / 7 nightsMore info
Botswana Explorer

Okavango Explorer Safari

Discover Botswana’s spectacular Okavango Delta by foot, boat and vehicle – one of the greatest wilderness areas on the planet.

From $3725 8 days / 7 nightsMore info
Canoeing on the Selinda by Garth Thompson courtesy Hilton Walker

Selinda Canoe Trail

Lush and green… the sheer excitement of the arrival of life-giving water is infectious!
A rare and extraordinary Canoe trail adventure

From $2999 8 days / 7 nightsMore info
African horseback safaris

The Horseback Safari

A fusion of scenery, desert adapted wildlife and comfortable camps on a 6 day horseback safari in Botswana’s Kalahari and Makgadikgadi.

From $3250 6 days / 5 nightsMore info
Courtesy Tami Walker_Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls & Chobe Explorer

Wildlife and waterfalls – from Victoria Falls World Heritage Site to game drives and river cruising in the Chobe National Park. This week long safari has it all.

From $1565 7 days / 6 nightsMore info

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