A unique experience of deltas & deserts
Famous for huge private pristine reserves, situated in the southern reaches of Africa, Botswana is renowned for its pristine wilderness areas characterised by deep lagoons, wetlands, lush palms, rugged hills and desert plains scattered with scrubland. The country’s primary tourist draw card is undoubtedly the vast red expanse of the Kalahari Desert and its remarkably beautiful Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world. These natural wonders provide a tranquil haven for an abundance of African wildlife to thrive.
Other highlights include the impressive Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, where visitors are privy to massive zebra migrations during the flood season; the Savuti plains, which host large prides of lions; and the Tsodilo Hills, where 4500 rock paintings form a unique record of human settlement over many millennia.
Top Botswana stays
⦁ Vumbura Plains
⦁ Little Vumbura
⦁ Jao Camp
⦁ Kwetsani Camp
⦁ Tubu Tree Camp
⦁ Mombo Camp
⦁ Little Mombo
⦁ Zarafa Camp
⦁ Sanctuary Chief’s Camp
⦁ Jack’s Camp
⦁ San Camp
⦁ Xaranna Okavango Delta Lodge
⦁ Abu Camp
⦁ Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
Things to look forward to in Botswana
Exploring the Okavango Delta where wildlife and birds can be viewed close-up in a mokoro (dug-out canoe), vehicle or on foot. In 2014 the Okavango delta became the 1000st site on the UNESCO World Heritage list,
The largest population of Elephants in the world
Low impact & high density: You will not find yourself amongst hundreds of other tourists and enjoy a feeling of exclusivity
Protected land: 1/3 of Botswana is protected land, dedicated to National Parks, Reserves and Wildlife management areas.
Walking ancient paths through the desert with a Bushman
Highlights in Botswana
The cats of Moremi
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
When to go
Wildlife viewing in Botswana is good all year round, but each season has its own nuance and special charm – there simply is not one ‘perfect time’ to visit. Best months are April to November. Good months are December to March.