Botswana is the safari connoisseur’s choice, with some of Africa’s best game viewing, huge wilderness areas, superb lodges and experienced guides.
Combine the spectacular water wonderland of the Okavango Delta with the vast open savannas of Savuti, the busy banks of the Chobe River, endless horizons of the Kalahari Desert and Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and the privacy of the Tuli Block – to seek out intensely wild encounters with elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, wild dogs and many more species.
Choose game drives with experienced guides or glide over the crystal clear waters on a boat, canoe or mokoro. Video: sunset mokoro. And for the active safari holiday choose bush walks and horse riding to get really close to Botswana’s legendary wildlife.
Accommodation ranges from luxury lodges to mobile tented safaris and just about everything in-between. Video: mobile tented safari in Botswana
And if its solitude you seek, then Botswana has that in spades thanks to the country’s vast size and small population.
Wildlife movements are determined by annual Okavango Delta flood cycles and by rainfall – so you should plan your safari accordingly.
When to go to Botswana?
Botswana offers wonderful safari experiences throughout the year, but seasonality does influence what you are likely to see, the volume of tourists and the price you will pay for your safari. Exact timing is impossible to predict, but here is a broad outline of what you can expect during a calendar year in Botswana: