Botswana Safaris

Travel to Botswana for a safari and discover a world of diverse and stunning landscapes, from the sandy vastness of the Kalahari Desert to the watery paradise of the Okavango Delta.

Botswana is an incredible place for a Safari, featuring some of the most wondrous wilderness locations, with the wetlands of the Delta sustaining a huge variety of flora and fauna, and excellent gameviewing throughout the year. Further north, the Chobe and Linyanti reserves are renowned for their predators and large concentrations of game.

The Okavango Delta is a maze of lagoons and waterways covers 15,000 sq kms and is a haven for birds and animals like hippo, crocodiles, elephant, leopard and rare antelope like lechwe and the shy sitatunga. It is also one of the best places to see African Wild Dog.

Continue your Botswana safari north of the Delta into Chobe National Park where lions prowl the Savuti grasslands and some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa can be seen along the Chobe River.

Botswana is also renowned for its sophisticated and exclusive eco-lodges and camps, providing comfort and service in the heart of true wilderness. These intimate camps accommodate between 12 and 20 guests, making a Botswana safari an authentic and personalised experience. Many of these luxury camps feature private plunge pools, massage parlours and even small gyms! Many camps also feature family friendly accommodation and engaging kids clubs making Botswana one of the best countries to visit as a family.

Is Botswana safe to travel to?

Botswana is considered one of the safest countries in Africa to travel to. Tourism is welcomed and valued by the local people in general, as it brings opportunities and income. There is no reason for tourists to feel unsafe anywhere in Botswana in terms of crime, as there have been very few reported incidents of petty theft, or other opportunistic crimes, especially against tourists.

How do you get to Botswana?

From Australia there are two airlines that fly into Johannesburg in South Africa. Qantas fly direct from Sydney, whilst South African Airways fly from Perth. There are regular flights between Johannesburg and Botswana’s major access point, Maun.

To find out more about our range of Botswana Safari programs, please download pages below or click here to download the full Botswana Safari section of our Africa brochure.

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Highlights

Botswana

Our pick of some of the best places to visit and things to do during your Botswana safari, and favourite places to stay.

lechwe running through flood plains in the Okavango Delta in Botswana

Okavango Delta, Moremi & Khwai

The Okavango Delta is a mosaic of lagoons, woodland, islands, waterways, and one of the world’s most incredible wildlife sanctuaries. It offers a wealth of safari experiences, from boating and mokoro safaris to game drives and guided walks.

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pride of lions during a game drive in the Linyanti and Selinda region in Botswana

Linyanti and the Selinda

The Selinda occupies 320,000 acres in northern Botswana and is fed by the Selinda Spillway, a channel that is fed by both the pristine waters of the Okavango Delta to the south and the Linyanti floodplains to the west.

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Pod of Hippos at Chobe National Park and Savuti

Chobe National Park and Savute

Chobe National Park in northern Botswana has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa and is famous for its massive herds of elephant, whilst in the park’s arid west is the Savute, an extremely rich wildlife area.

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Mob of Meercats in The Kalahari Desert & Makgadikgadi Pans

The Kalahari Desert & Makgadikgadi Pans

The Kalahari is one of the planet’s last great wilderness areas, a vast expanse of scrubby dunes far from human habitation. After the rains, the desert springs into life, attracting herds of antelope as well as all manner of predators .

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Botswana Sample Itineraries

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Botswana Accommodation

Below are all of our preferred accommodation options in Botswana, carefully selected for their superior safari locations, service and level of comfort. Explore the highlights sections above to view more of our handpicked luxury tented camps and lodges in Botswana.

Abu Camp

Named after a very special elephant bull, Abu Camp nestles in an idyllic forest by an enchanting lagoon, both which form part of the range of a resident elephant herd.

Camp Kalahari

Comfortable, laid-back Camp Kalahari sits at the very edge of the remote Makgadikgadi Saltpans, offering travellers a unique desert safari experience.

Camp Moremi

Situated amid a mosaic of landscapes, ranging from open grasslands and forest to seasonally flooded plains, Camp Moremi is one of the best places to discover the extraordinary diversity of the

Camp Okavango

Secluded Camp Okavango is a hidden gem on a beautiful forested island in a permanently flooded section of the Okavango Delta.

Camp Xakanaxa

Camp Xakanaxa lies in the famous Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Its privileged location provides its guests with access to both land and water safari experiences.

Chitabe Camp

On an island in the Okavango Delta’s unspoilt southeast, Chitabe Camp is well-known for its resident African wild dogs and leopards.

Chitabe Lediba Camp

On the other side of the island to big sister Chitabe, Chitabe Lediba Camp offers a more intimate experience of this wildlife-rich section of the southeastern Okavango Delta.

Chobe Game Lodge

The only lodge in Chobe National Park situated right by the magnificent Chobe River, Chobe Game Lodge offers a classic luxury safari experience.

Duba Explorers Camp

Secluded Duba Explorers Camp is set amid a classic Okavango Delta landscape in a vast private concession, assuring guests of very exclusive wildlife encounters.

Duba Plains Camp

Duba Plains Camp is an extravagant luxury safari camp set in a private concession in the Okavango Delta dubbed "Botswana's Masai Mara" for sheer density of wildlife.

DumaTau Camp

Luxurious DumaTau Camp sits on the banks of a scenic lagoon, which forms part of an important elephant corridor in the private Linyanti Wildlife Reserve.

Footsteps Camp

Located in a very remote part of the Okavango, rustic Footsteps Camp is used as a base for walking safaris - one of the most authentic ways to experience this captivating wilderness.

Hyena Pan

Hyena Pan offers simple yet perfectly comfortable accommodation amid some of Botswana's finest gameviewing areas.

Jacana Camp

Jacana is a classic Okavango Delta water camp set on a secluded island deep in the magical Okavango Delta, surrounded by floodplains and papyrus swamps.

Jack’s Camp

Award-winning Jack’s Camp sits in the shade of palms amid a giant salt lake which dried up millennia ago, beside Botswana's otherworldly Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Jao Camp

Jao Camp is a breathtakingly beautiful property in a remote sector of the Okavango Delta which offers a range of land and water-based activities.

Kalahari Plains Camp

In an exceptionally remote section of the immense Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Kalahari Plains Camp overlooks an enormous white salt pan.

Kanana

Kanana is an outstanding safari camp nestled within a rich mosaic of habitats in a private concession located southwest of the Okavango Delta.

Khwai Tented Camp

Eco-friendly Khwai Tented Camp offers classic safari experiences and a taste of local culture in a beautiful community-run concession adjacent to Botswana's predator-rich Northern Moremi Game Reserve.

Kings Pool Camp

Named after Scandinavian royalty, Kings Pool Camp sits by a lagoon in the elephant-rich Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, which borders Chobe National Park.

Kwetsani Camp

Located on a tree-covered island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Kwetsani Camp is a fine place to see the region's many specially adapted species including red lechwe, Pel’s Fishing Owl and

Leroo La Tau

Welcoming Leroo La Tau sits on a cliff beside the Boteti River, an important source of water to many birds and animals especially during Botswana's dry season.

Little Mombo Camp

Little Mombo Camp is linked to Mombo Camp by a walkway. With just 3 guest suites, it's a most intimate safari camp to watch nature’s dramas play out on the surrounding floodplains.

Little Tubu

Next to big sister Tubu Tree Camp, Little Tubu offers a much more exclusive experience of the Okavango's leopard-rich Hunda Island, with just 3 walk-in tented suites.

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Botswana Splendour

Discover Botswana’s epic wildlife and unspoilt wildernesses, exploring the Chobe River, the Okavango Delta and the lion-rich Moremi Game Reserve on this 8 day safari. This true African safari experience includes excellent gameviewing in prolific wildlife reserves and dramatic landscapes…

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Ultimate Botswana – Desert to Delta

Incorporating four luxury camps in Botswana in four distinct yet equally extraordinary wildlife areas, this is the ultimate Botswana safari. Fly between destinations to spend less time travelling and more hours gameviewing in some of Africa’s last great wildernesses…

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Highlights of Botswana and Zambia

This trip combines Botswana’s magnificent Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park with Zambia’s magnificent Victoria Falls and South Luangwa National Park, an unspoilt wilderness area and home of the walking safari and exceptional willife encounters…

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Zimbabwe & Botswana

Discover the incredible wildlife of Zimbabwe’s largest national park, Hwange, and see the natural wonder that is Victoria Falls. Explore the waterways and wildlife of Botswana’s famous Okavango Delta, and the huge number of elephants, predators and prey of the Linyanti…

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Chobe Safaris

Chobe Safaris & Houseboat Cruises

Chobe National Park has the largest concentration of elephants in Africa. It provides incredible wildlife viewing just two hours by road from Victoria Falls or Livingstone. Choose from one of our featured lodges, or explore the river by river houseboat…

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Wilderness Okavango Safari

Wilderness Okavango Safari

Wilderness Safaris is one of the most respected operators in Botswana. Their camps are in private concession areas, so visitors can avoid crowds and enjoy a true wilderness experience. Activities include game drives in open 4WD…

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Wilderness Premier Okavango Safari

Wilderness Premier Okavango Safari

Wilderness Safaris’ seven “Premier Camps” offer some of the highest quality accommodation in Botswana. While providing the same warm Wilderness hospitality, they are quite outstanding in design and decor and amenities…

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Great Plains Conservation

Great Plains Conservation

Great Plains Conservation offers a collection of luxurious lodges for a truly unforgettable safari experience. Zarafa and Selinda Camps are situated in the stunning 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve, whilst Duba Plains is famed for its lions…

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Sanctuary Retreats Classic Botswana

Sanctuary Retreats Classic Botswana

Sanctuary Retreats are a collection of truly exclusive properties offering personalised service, stylish décor and gourmet meals. Their camps are located in prime gameviewing areas in Moremi Game Reserve, the Okavango and Chobe…

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Desert & Delta Safaris

Desert & Delta Safaris

Desert & Delta Safaris boast 7 exciting lodges that provide an unforgettable wilderness experience. Camp Okavango and Xugana Island Lodge are amongst the waters of the Delta, whilst their other land-based camps offer big game experience…

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Ker & Downey Authentic Safaris

Ker & Downey Authentic Safaris

The name Ker & Downey Botswana is synonymous with high quality African safaris. For 40 years the company has operated as one of the country’s most respected photographic safari operators, offering excellent safari camps…

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Natural Selection Safaris

Be astounded by the wild diversity of Botswana – from ancient deserts threaded with seasonal rivers to floodplains, woodlands and pools. All have their camps offer individual charm, yet are united in their aim of offering unique safari experiences…

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Northern Highlights Mobile Safari

This fully serviced camping safari will take you into Botswana’s most beautiful wilderness, from the pristine fringes of the Okavango Delta to the wildlife-rich areas of the Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park.

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Selinda Canoe Trail

Selinda Adventure Trail

Rediscover the safari experience of old, walking and canoeing (water levels permitting) with an expert guide, charting a course along the Selinda Spillway. Each night is spent camping on the riverbank with dinner under the stars.

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The Kalahari

The Kalahari

The mysterious Kalahari is one of the world’s last great wilderness areas. A visit to this remote region will provide you with a fascinating insight into the origins of the Okavango Delta as well as the archaeology of the region…

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Mashatu & Mala Mala

Magical Mashatu & Mala Mala

Combine two fantastic wildlife safari experiences on this exciting safari, the legendary Mala Mala Private Game Reserve adjacent to the famous Kruger National Park, and Mashatu just across the border in Botswana, home to many elephants, lions, eland other and other abundant wildlife…

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Botswana Overview

What is the best thing to do in Botswana?
Stunning safari experiences; Abundant Wildlife including big cats; Exploring the waterways of the Okavango Delta; Bushmen of the Kalahari; Birding; Mokoro trips.

When is the best time to see Animals in Botswana?
Best during the dry season (May-Oct), but game can be seen year-round in many parts.

What is the Climate in Botswana?
During the winter months of May-Sep days are dry, sunny and dusty with average temperatures of 25°C. Mornings and evenings can be very cold. Temperatures from Oct-Apr (Summer) can be very hot, reaching 38°C, with some rain.

What can I combine Botswana with?
Victoria Falls; the stunning sand dunes of Namibia; cosmopolitan Cape Town; a beautiful beach resort in Mauritius or Mozambique.

How to get to Botswana?
The main gateway to the Delta is Maun. Maun is a popular Delta access point as it is linked by daily air services from Johannesburg, where most visitors begin their Botswana itineraries.

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