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Botswana safari trips

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

This is southern Africa’s preferred choice for first-timers. You should take advantage of private concessions and exclusive retreats for a safari holiday. It’s a huge territory with a relatively small population who enjoy political and economic stability. Botswana is blessed with impressive safari wildlife and unspoiled wilderness areas for safari tours. Botswana can be expensive but worth every cent if you plan properly and do so well 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 all areas are viable as a year round safari tour favourite. On a Botswana safari trip you might see big cats such as lions, cheetahs and leopards, as well as rhinos, hippopotami and crocodiles, and giraffes, zebras and antelope.

Safari seasons

The high season when game concentrates at permanent water sources runs from July to October. As a result the very popular Chobe area attracts crowds. We also find that the small and more exclusive private camps especially in the Okavango are fully booked.

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

Botswana won’t disappoint. It suits both first time African safari visitors and safari specialists seeking remote and secluded safari getaways.

If both time and money are available, a full Botswana safari trip will cost a small fortune over 3 weeks to do proper justice to the Botswana. It would include the Okavango Delta and Moremi. Also Chobe National Park and Savuti. Perhaps the remote Linyanti/Chobe river system in addition to 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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Affordable Botswana safari lion by Noel Smith

Affordable Botswana

Visit Chobe National Park on an unbeatable and affordable safari tour from Victoria Falls

From $795 4 days / 3 nightsMore info
Botswana Classic Duma Tau giraffe in the Okavango by Dana Allen courtesy Wilderness Safaris

Botswana Classic Safari

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

From $7518 8 days / 7 nightsMore info
Wild dog encounter with Nkosi of Letaka Safaris - courtesy Grant Reed

Northern Highlights - Botswana

Explore Chobe and the Okavango on a fully supported mobile safari over 10 days. Run year round on set dates or private departures on request.

From $3445 10 days / 9 nightsMore info
fire sunset

Okavango Explorer Safari

Discover the Okavango World Heritage Site by foot, boat and vehicle. This safari tour over 8 days covers Moremi and the Delta.

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

Selinda Adventure Trail

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

From $3500 5 days / 4 nightsMore info
African horseback safaris

The Horseback Safari

A fusion of scenery, desert adapted wildlife and comfortable camps on a 6 day horseback safari into the 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 $2688 7 days / 6 nightsMore info

Best Locations

Central Kalahari Central Kalahari Read More

Chobe National Park has Africa's highest concentration of elephant herds and is known for its buffalo and lions on safari

Central Okavango Central Okavango Read More

The Central Okavango Delta refers to the Chief's Island area, which is actually in the Moremi Wilderness Reserve. The island splits the Okavango Delta

Chobe National Park Chobe National Park Read More

Chobe is home to the highest concentration of elephants in Africa during the wet and dry season. It's renowned for impressive buffalo herds which sustain a very healthy population of lions. Zebra warthog, kudu, impala, wildebeest and a variety of other game are prevalent. And... the local bird list exceeds 450 species!

Kwando Delta Kwando Delta Read More

As wild as you'll get on a safari tour the Kwando Delta is sandwiched between the Limpopo, Okavango and Chobe river systems

Kwara Kwara Read More

Good for wild dogs, Kwara covers a massive area bounded in the north by Selinda, south by Moremi, west by Vumbura and east by Khwai Community

Linyanti Linyanti Read More

The secluded Linyanti Swamp is expanded by Selinda Reserve and Namibia's remote Mamili National Park to create one of southern Africa's best safari secrets

Makgadikadi Pans Makgadikadi Pans Read More

No safari from Maun is complete without a visit to the Makgadikgadi Pans, a unique expanse of nothingness - one of the largest salt flats on the planet

Moremi Wildlife Reserve Moremi Wildlife Reserve Read More

Moremi Wildlife Reserve is a focal safari point of the Okavango Delta with a mix of swamps and wetlands hosting a wide range of wildlife

Northern Okavango Delta Northern Okavango Delta Read More

The Northern Okavango Delta is enormous with almost every species of African mammal present including sable antelope and red lechwe

Okavango Delta Okavango Delta Read More

Botswana's Okavango Delta is known for its wildlife diversity, it's one of Africa's best year round safari places with famous camps and lodges

Savuti Savuti Read More

Savuti National Park with its particularly strong populations of predators and annual zebra migration, has set the scene for many TV documentaries

Selinda Selinda Read More

The Selinda Reserve is centered on the famous Selinda Spillway which links the outer reaches of the Okavango Delta to the Linyanti Swamps

Shinde Shinde Read More

The Shinde Concession in the north east of the Okavango Delta shares a boundary with Moremi Reserve and is excellent for game viewing

Southern Okavango Southern Okavango Read More

The Southern Okavango Delta is spectacularly diverse and has a bit of everything Botswana offers - dry plains to swamps and wonderful wildlife

Tuli Block Tuli Block Read More

The Tuli Block is remarkably different scenically to the Delta and Pans with crowded jumbles of rocks, gigantic trees and plentiful wildlife

Western Okavango Delta Western Okavango Delta Read More

The Western Okavango Delta is made up of several private concessions with the Moremi Game Reserve forming the eastern boundary