Botswana is arguably the most premium, pristine and exclusive safari destination in all of Africa.
The landscape varies enormously and ranges from the unique eco-system of the Okavango Delta to the desert of the Kalahari. Visiting any corner of this fascinating country is sure to be an experience that stays with you forever. Just make sure you plan your trip well in advance – Botswana is in high demand.
The Okavango is UNESCOS 1000th world heritage site as it harbours such a rare and unique series of ecosystems which attract a whole host of wildlife. In fact, almost every species native to Southern Africa can be found here. Its reserves and private concessions are very remote and there’s little visitor traffic. As you glide along the Delta’s silky waterways by mekoro (a dugout canoe) the sense of isolation is truly humbling.
The Kalahari and Makgadikgadi Pans make an excellent contrast to the watery labyrinths of the Delta. Picture saltpans, desert and swaying grasslands as far as you can see. The region is also home to many desert species as well as the hunter gatherer clans of the Kalahari Bushmen.
We suggest staying in few different camps when you visit – different camps offer different activities, some focus on land while others specialise in activities based around the water. By doing so, you get the very best of the game viewing. You’ll be able to see the wildlife on land, on water or even on horseback or by foot.
When to go
Botswana is magical all year round, but peak game viewing is considered from June to October.