Botswana

Why Choose Botswana?

A tailor-made safari holiday to Botswana is a visit to nature's own paradise. Botswana is a country of optimism and stability; it supports some of the most breath-taking Game Reserves that are well controlled and preserved. Offering both water and land based activities as well as magical desert experiences, such as spending time with the diminutive San Bushmen, there is no end to the marvels you can enjoy. This is the place for the nature lover and birding enthusiast and adventure traveller.

Whether you are looking for a top of the range family holiday with unique accommodation and safari activities, a romantic honeymoon, a specialised fishing or riding safari, the richness of Botswana cannot fail to inspire.

Visit the lush Okavango Delta, with doom palms etched on every horizon, alive with astonishing birds and game; islands built on termite mounds and glistening waterways through papyrus which you can examine closely, almost being a part of it from a mokoro.

Where is Botswana?

Botswana is a land-locked country in southern Africa lying south of the Equator and is geographically dominated by the Kalahari Desert. Botswana is bordered by Zambia and Zimbabwe to the northeast, Namibia to the north and west, and South Africa to the south and southeast.

 

Botswana combines well with...

A visit to The Victoria Falls in Zambia or Zimbabwe;

The arid desert-scapes of neighbouring Namibia offering a good contrast to the water based activities in the Delta.

Botswana Highlights

  • Okavango Delta - Arguably Africa's greatest wetland area, the Delta thumps with game year round. Naturally famous for its water-based safari, drift by mokoro canoe through the reed beds or travel through the papyrus swamps and open waters by motorboat.
  • Selinda Adventure Trail - Experience a four day canoeing and walking expedition exploring the side channels of the Selinda Spillway - one of the most untamed and alluring regions within Botswana’s northern territories. Find out more >
  • Linyanti Wetlands - Experience some of the most hard-hitting and intense gameviewing in Africa in the waterfront area where dry gameviewing is prodigious from May to November.
  • The Makgadikgadi Pans - Famous for its atmospheric moonscape and ancient baobab trees, the vast salt pans of Makgadikgadi are the closest most of us will ever get to visiting another planet! Race across its barren crust on a quad bike to truly exlore the remnants of this vast prehistoric lake.
  • Central Kalahari - Search for the legendary Kalahari black maned lion in one of the world's largest game reserves. This is Africa at its most remote and esoteric.
  • Experience the 'real' Africa on a Travel Africa Bush Skills Holiday in Botswana.

When to Visit Botswana

There are many choices depending on the time of year you want to travel: especially in green season go to the dry Kalahari Desert, inhabited by nomadic hunters and gatherers to see great regions of Savannah teaming with wildlife around the salt pans and the magnificent Makgadikgadi Pans famous for the atmospheric moonscape and ancient baobab trees. In the south west there is the great Limpopo River and the vast Mashatu Game Reserve and north on your way to see the magnificent, thundering Victoria Falls in either Zambia or Zimbabwe stay the Chobe region, with its prolific herds of elephants.