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Breathtaking Botswana Safaris

Do you need to reconnect with your wild side?

Botswana is a fantastic place to do it!

  • It is wild.
  • It is safe.
  • It is breathtakingly beautiful.
  • It has tens of thousands of square miles dedicated to conserving African eco-systems in their natural state so that the wildlife can continue to live as it has done without technology or political turmoil, for thousands of years.

Wild places and the opportunity to revisit them regularly have sustained us throughout our lives. There is no more restorative holiday than a safari in one of Botswana's extraordinary nature reserves. It is our mission to make this opportunity a reality for as many people as possible, and with a UK registered, ABTA and ATOL protected business that has access to all the reserves, lodges, camps and guides we are perfectly positioned to do that.

Let us give you independent advice and book you the safari of a lifetime in Botswana's incredible wilderness.

Contact us today and we will get back to you for a no-obligation chat about your dream safari! 

Breathtaking Safari Options In Botswana

Botswana is larger than France and more than twice the size of the UK. It has a population of only 1.85 million peole. 38% of its land area is conserved in national parks, private reserves and wildlife areas. So although there is an extraordinary number and variety of superb lodges, campsites and tours, the area is still to a very large extent untouched and pristine.

There are several ways to see Botswana:

  • There are many structured tours operated by excellent professional tour operators. We can help you choose between these and ensure that you get the most suitable tour for you at the best price.
  • You can stay at one or more of the lodges, with flights right into the deep wilderness or with ground transfers from Maun or Kasane and with air or ground transfers between lodges. Again, we can recommend lodges and combinations of lodges and arrange the bookings and all the arrangements.
  • You can hire an off road camping vehicle and do a self-drive safari, camping in the public camp sites. This is a challenging option because the driving conditions require a lot of experience or specialist skills. Few people from the UK do it, but if you are up for it we can arrange it for you!

In terms of where to go, within this wonderful country there are three main options...

The Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is the massive floodplain into which the Okavango River drains water from the Angola highlands every year. With Moremi National Park at its heart it also has very large areas in private concessions and reserves. As the wet and lush heart of an otherwise dry area the delta attracts huge concentrations of animals which can be seen from the air, from land vehicles or canoes, or on foot or horseback. This is an all year round destination, but is best visited from May to September.

Chobe

Between the Okavango Delta and the Chobe River is another vast area of fantastic wilderness. Referred to collectively as Chobe, this area includes the Chobe National Park, the Chobe Enclave, and the  Selinda, Kwando and Linyati Game Reserves. You may have heard of the Savuti Channel, the course of a dried river that is famous for its abundance of game. This area has a particularly high population of elephants, but it also has all the predators in large numbers, beautiful scenery and wonderful sites.

The Kalahari

Most of Botswana is within the biome of the Kalahari Desert and there are vast areas in the south, centre and east of the country that are arid, but not just sand. Within this area there is the magnificent Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the second biggest game reserve in the world. There are also the Makgadikagdi Pans and Nxai Pan, vast salt pan areas that are white and dry for most of the year, but attract a huge migration of zebra and wildebeest (and all the predators that follow them) during the rainy season (January to March). There are also vast areas to the south of the country that can only be accessed on camping safaris.

Combinations And Other Areas

Because the different parts of Botswana are very different from each other many people like to go to more than one. Combinations of the Okavango Delta and Chobe are particularly popular, but an experience in the Kalahari Desert can also be easily combined with either or both the others.

There are also other areas, the most notable of which is the Tuli Block, in the far eastern corner of the country at the point where the corners of Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa meet. There are several fantastic concessions in this area, including Mashatu and Tuli Reserves.

Whichever one of these stunning options appeals to you, or if you would like to combine two or more together, we can advise and assist you. You might also want to combine your breathtaking Botswana holiday with a trip to Cape Town or Johannesburg, or to a beach in South Africa, or, perhaps to Namibia, Zimbabwe or Zambia. A particularly popular combination is Botswana and the Victoria Falls. there are several excellent packages available for this. We would love to make any of these happen for you.

Enquire today and lets start making it happen!

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 We are passionate about responsible and sustainable tourism.
 All holidays are ABTA & ATOL protected.

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