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Botswana

The Botswana National Flag The Botswana National Flag
A curious elephant in the water A curious elephant in the water
Male lion wading  through the Delta waters Male lion wading through the Delta waters
Mokoro safari in the Okavango Mokoro safari in the Okavango
A journey of Giraffe A journey of Giraffe
Lion cub playing with her mom Lion cub playing with her mom
Elephants spotted whilst on a river boat safari Elephants spotted whilst on a river boat safari
Its often the smaller things that are the most beautiful Its often the smaller things that are the most beautiful
Fish eagle soaring towards its prey Fish eagle soaring towards its prey
Typical long jump of a running Impala Typical long jump of a running Impala
Leopard in a tree near Mombo Camp Leopard in a tree near Mombo Camp
San boy in his own natural sandpit San boy in his own natural sandpit

Simply the best safari place on earth

With unspoiled wildernesses and a promise of adventure, Botswana is one of the last remaining safari destinations in Africa where you can still experience nature as the early explorers did. With a policy of low impact tourism and high value conservation programs Botswana remains as pristine an environment as it was hundreds of years ago.

Small, intimate luxury lodges and camps offer the highest standards of hospitality whether it be in the Okavango Delta, Kalahari Salt Pans, Chobe National Park, Savuti & Linyanti swamps, Tuli Block or the Central Kalahari area. Each area has its own unique beauty and the lodges contained therein have been expertly designed to take advantage of the surrounding environment and provide truly incredible safari experiences. Africa’s best rangers live out in Botswana’s bush – surrounded by Africa’s highest concentrations and varieties of wildlife -which in itself speaks volumes about the quality of a safari in Botswana.

We have spent an unfair amount of time exploring all Botswana's secret hideaways and have put together some tour and safari ideas for you to help you understand how to combine this amazing country (read more about the lodges, or ENQUIRE with one of our consultants who have been there themselves!)

With unspoiled wildernesses and a promise of adventure, Botswana is one of the last remaining safari destinations in Africa where you can still experience nature as the early explorers did. With a policy of low impact tourism and high value conservation programs Botswana remains as pristine an environment as it was hundreds of years ago.

Small, intimate luxury lodges and camps offer the highest standards of hospitality whether it be in the Okavango Delta, Kalahari Salt Pans, Chobe National Park, Savuti & Linyanti swamps, Tuli Block or the Central Kalahari area. Each area has its own unique beauty and the lodges contained therein have been expertly designed to take advantage of the surrounding environment and provide truly incredible safari experiences. Africa’s best rangers live out in Botswana’s bush – surrounded by Africa’s highest concentrations and varieties of wildlife -which in itself speaks volumes about the quality of a safari in Botswana.

We have spent an unfair amount of time exploring all Botswana's secret hideaways and have put together some tour and safari ideas for you to help you understand how to combine this amazing country (read more about the lodges, or ENQUIRE with one of our consultants who have been there themselves!)

Most  famous of all Botswana’s safari regions is undoubtedly the Okavango Delta – often referred to as the best safari destination in the world. A veritable Garden of Eden, the Okavango teems with life of every shape and size. A large variety of activities are on offer from fascinating game drives and walks to mokoro (canoe) excursions and heli-flips over the Delta. The safari experience here is augmented by the high quality of the lodges within the Delta. The emphasis here is on a first class, intimate safari experience. Small luxury boutique lodges and camps blend seamlessly into their environment. The standards of service and accommodation in the Okavango Delta set the standards by which the rest of the African safari lodges follow.

The Chobe National Park is a beautiful area dominated by the meandering Chobe River, a huge population of elephant and a large amount of predators. The Chobe is Africa’s elephant capital. Chobe’s close proximity to the Okavango Delta, Savuti & Linyanti and Victoria Falls make this an excellent combination destination. As well as conventional game viewing activities, the Chobe offers superb riverboat safari cruises, allowing guests to view the game from a completely different perspective. The Chobe’s sunset riverboat cruises are very often one of the highlights of any Botswana stay.

The Savuti and Linyanti Regions also offer the visitor a wide variety of unique game viewing experiences. Less restricted than some of the National Parks, guests can enjoy exciting night drives here- often the best time to view the animals – and thrilling walking safaris. The Savuti & Linyanti is notable for two reasons, namely the regularity of its Wild Dog sightings and the great Zebra Migrations that move between these two vast regions throughout the year.

The richness and variety of the Botswana “experience” is reflected in the two Kalahari Regions that offer a completely different perspective from the Okavango Delta and Chobe regions. The Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the biggest in the world, is an untouched wilderness area offering superb interaction with the local Bushmen as well as incredible game viewing opportunities. In fact, the scene here after the rains is said to be comparable of the great migrations of East Africa.

The Kalahari Salt Pans Region offers an entirely different experience in complete contrast to the rest of the main tourist regions. Your experience here will be more about witnessing the majestic beauty of this arid yet beautiful part of the country. You will spend your time here whizzing across the pans on quad bikes, discovering ancient archeological sites, learning about the Bushmen’s way of live that has remained unchanged for centuries, star-gazing, taking in majestic sunsets and refreshing the soul with an un-paralleled wilderness experience.

In conclusion, Botswana offers an incredible overall experience for the wildlife enthusiast and for those looking to experience Africa at its very best. Remote and diverse wilderness regions, beautiful scenery, amazing game viewing, superb accommodation with top standards of service and excellent opportunities for cultural interaction - Botswana has it all, so ENQUIRE with one of our experienced Travel Consultants (who have firsthand knowledge of all Botswana’s attractions) and come explore!

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Our Favourite Safari Lodges in Botswana

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Chobe Chilwero »

Chobe Chilwero is one of the most enchanting places on earth. Enjoy elegantly appointed rooms, silver service, gourmet meals and fine wines. Relax in the cottages, with sunken baths, indoor and outdoor showers and private hammock overlooking the magnificent Chobe River.

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Eagle Island Camp »

Hidden from the world, deep within the Delta, is the paradise called Eagle Island Camp. Situated on the island of Xaxaba and surrounded by palms, the camp overlooks a lagoon fed by tranquil waterways. This tented camp is set raised on wooden platforms, offering great views.

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Chiefs Camp »

Chief's Camp is situated on Chief's Island in the exclusive Mombo Concession. In this "predator capital of Africa" guests enjoy exceptional game viewing. 12 secluded, luxury rooms are designed for ultimate privacy and comfort and offer a front row seat to an African adventure.

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Shinde »

Shinde is nestled on a lush island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta. One of the original sites in the Delta, this luxury tented camp is the ultimate safari destination and is well renowned for its excellent combination of water and land based game viewing.

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True Safari Paradise »

Lions lounging on the airstrip (Wilderness)

The sheer variety and quality of safaris activities in Botswana make this a true safari paradise. From gliding through the waterways of the Delta in a dugout canoe to exploring the game rich plains of the Savuti on foot, riding an elephant back on safari or racing across the Kalahari salt pans on a quad bike, Botswana never fails to surprise. Combine this with a San Bushmen cultural experience and and a wealth of archeaological sites you have a winner. We have compiled some of our favourite Botswana Safaris to give you some ideas on how to navigate this beautiful country.

The Okavango Delta »

Lechwe heaven (Mike Myers)

The Okavango Delta is the centre piece of the African Safari circuit. This vast and majestic region of Botswana hosts a spectacular array of wildlife in a setting so varied and astonishingly beautiful that it is hardly difficult to see why Botswana continues to raise the bar when it comes to the African safari experience. There are also a wide range of safari options by which one can explore the Delta - game drives and walks, guided mokoro trips, elephant back safaris and heli-flips over the Delta are all possible here from our handpicked selection of boutique lodges.

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Classic Lodges & Safaris in Botswana

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Xakanaxa Camp »

Xakanaxa Camp is one of the pioneer safari camps in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Its prime location on the banks of the Khwai River on the Xakanaxa Lagoon ensures that it is one of the only camps which offers guests a year round Okavango Delta land and water safari experience.

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Jacks Camp »

Jack's Camp, built in a traditional East African 1940's safari style, offers you the opportunity to explore the Kalahari and Makgadigadi National Park. An exciting range of activities from quad bike rides to tracking game with expert San Bushmen keep the visitor enthralled.

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Camp Okuti »

Within the Moremi Game Reserve lies Camp Okuti. Accommodating guests in spacious safari-style thatched chalets, the camp offers a fantastic Delta experience with views over the Maunchira River. Enjoy game drives, powerboat excursions and plenty bird watching opportunities.

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Abu Camp »

Abu Camp is set in a pristine pocket of riverine forest in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Abu was the original camp where Africa's elephant back safaris were pioneered 17 years ago and offers six unique styled luxury tents that blend in well with the natural surroundings.

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Delta and the Beach »

Botswana is arguably Africa’s prime game viewing destination. This trip takes you to two areas of Botswana, Chobe and the Okavango Delta ensuring you have a memorable safari experience. Combine this with a week on the beach in Mauritius and you have a perfect itinerary.

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From Desert to Delta »

This itinerary begins with a two-night stay in the Kalahari Desert and culminates with a two-centre stay in the Okavango Delta region, visiting two very diverse camps. Activities on offer here are phenomenal, from mokoro canoe excursions to guided game drives and walks.

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Best of Southern Africa »

An all round unforgettable trip taking you on a once in a lifetime safari experience before heading south to marvel at the grand Table Mountain. Enjoy a safari combining the Chobe National Park and famous Okavango Delta ending your trip in the stunning city of Cape Town.

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Botswana Encounter »

This itinerary offers a genuine taste of Botswana taking in three different regions –Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve and the Savuti Area. The variety of activities and experiences, not to mention landscapes and scenery, is truly outstanding on this three-centre trip.

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