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A Botswana safari 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. Also blessed with impressive wildlife and unspoiled wilderness areas for safaris. Botswana is 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 viable as a year round safari favourite.
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” during southern Africa’s wet and warm summer months from November through to April. It’s 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 visitors and safari specialists seeking remote and secluded safari getaways.
If both time and money were available a full safari will cost a small fortune over 3 weeks to do proper justice. It’d 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.
Visit Chobe National Park on an unbeatable and affordable safari tour from Victoria Falls
Botswana Classic Safari
The Classic Okavango safari with first class accommodation and top notch professional guides in the Linyanti
A 4 day exploration with the San Bushmen in the Kalahari’s Deception Valley, Botswana
Letaka Safaris – 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.
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.
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
The Horseback Safari
A fusion of scenery, desert adapted wildlife and comfortable camps on a 6 day horseback safari into the Kalahari and Makgadikgadi.
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.
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Chobe National Park has Africa's highest concentration of elephant herds and is known for its buffalo and lions on safari
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 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!
As wild as you'll get on a safari tour the Kwando Delta is sandwiched between the Limpopo, Okavango and Chobe river systems
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
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
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 is a focal safari point of the Okavango Delta with a mix of swamps and wetlands hosting a wide range of wildlife
The Northern Okavango Delta is enormous with almost every species of African mammal present including sable antelope and red lechwe
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 National Park with its particularly strong populations of predators and annual zebra migration, has set the scene for many TV documentaries
The Selinda Reserve is centered on the famous Selinda Spillway which links the outer reaches of the Okavango Delta to the Linyanti Swamps
The Shinde Concession in the north east of the Okavango Delta shares a boundary with Moremi Reserve and is excellent for game viewing
The Southern Okavango Delta is spectacularly diverse and has a bit of everything Botswana offers - dry plains to swamps and wonderful wildlife
The Tuli Block is remarkably different scenically to the Delta and Pans with crowded jumbles of rocks, gigantic trees and plentiful wildlife
The Western Okavango Delta is made up of several private concessions with the Moremi Game Reserve forming the eastern boundary