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Botswana

  • About

    Botswana is located in Southern Africa, bordering South Africa to the South, Namibia to the West, Zimbabwe to the Northeast and share a border with Zambia in the North. With the size of France, but with a population of just above 2 million people, Botswana is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world and considered one of the safest countries in Africa for you to travel.

    When Botswana achieved independence in 1966, Botswana was one of the poorest countries in the world and today it is one of the richets countries in Africa – a true African success story. The democratic elected government have adopted an innovative approach to tourism, believing that low-volume ecotourism is the best way to create a sustainable conservation economy and uplift communities while still preserving the environment.

    Botswana is home to the largest inland delta in the world, The Okavango Delta, where you can experience some of the largest populations of wildlife, including; Elephants, Lions, Leopards and Wild Dogs, and was in 2014 added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

    Botswana is the land of contrasts and offers you spectacular safari adventures. In the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park is famed for having Africa’s largest single concentration of elephants, while Moremi Game Reserve is renowned for its superb birdlife. Also, not-to-be-missed is an exploration of the dramatic landscapes of the Kalahari Desert and the iconic Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – an enormous ancient lake, which dried up thousands of years ago and is now one of the largest salt pans in the world, covering an area larger than Switzerland.

    Botswana is also a great destination for a family safari. Some lodges and mobile safari operators cater for specific age groups and arrange exciting activities for youngsters. However, the recommended age for children on a safari is six years and older, and some lodges do not take children under 12. 

    Botswana is truly one of the best places for you to experience Africa's spectacular wildlife and nature and with over 35% of Botswana being protected Wildlife Management Areas, you are promised a truly wild, exclusive and real safari adventure. 

     

  • Seasons

    Botswana has a great variation in climate which has been divided into the two broad categories of a dry and wet season.

    The following seasonal highlights are a guideline only. They’re subject to a host of unpredictable natural factors. The magic of Botswana’s wilderness spaces lies in their very unpredictability.

    Dry Season - April to October

    In April, temperatures begin to fall, heralding the start of the dry season, which is defined by little to no rain and sunshine-filled days. As the season progresses, the undergrowth thins, water-resources shrink and game are drawn to the remaining water points.

    While this is the dry season climatically, it is actually the flood season for the Okavango Delta as the water which fills this impressive wetland takes some months to filter southwards from the Angolan highlands.

    During the dry season you can expect:

    • Wildlife viewing to be its sensational best in Chobe National Park, Savute and Moremi Game Reserve
    • To get close to large herds of elephants and buffalo on a boat trip on the Chobe River
    • Wonderful sightings of the lion prides of the Savute Marsh region
    • Incredible game viewing, with strong predator populations in Moremi’s secluded forest area
    • Animals congregating around the open floodplains and water channels
    • Mokoro excursions which provide a unique window on the Delta’s waterworld

    Wet season - November to March

    As the rains begin, so the grasslands grow denser. While a lot of wildlife remains in the heart of the Delta, the animals begin to explore wider areas as water sources aren’t as scarce. Game viewing in the Delta, at this time of the year, promises to astound!

    One of the major attractions of the wet season is the annual zebra migration into the Nxai Pan region, which also attracts a large number of predators.

    During the wet season you can expect:

    • Close-up views large herds of elephants and buffalo on a boat trip on the Chobe River
    • Sightings of the Savute Marsh’s elephant-hunting lion prides
    • Close-up views of Bushmen rock paintings in Savute’s Gubatsaa Hills
    • Incredible game viewing, with strong predator populations in Moremi’s secluded forest area
    • To witness the breeding season which attracts various predators
    • Delta birdwatching is at its best, with migrants from Europe, Asia and other African regions present

Why you'll love it

  • Botswana focusses on low-volume, high-end tourism to minimize the environmental footprint. This will give you a very exclusive and authentic safari experience.

  • The world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Okavango Delta offers you wildlife sightings and experiences you won’t see anywhere else.

  • Botswana is a very peaceful country and the local population will make you feel welcome.

  • Most of the lodges are spectacular, but in a simplistic way in order to blend in with the surroundings in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.

  • You will get to love the minimal WIFI and phone accessibility and enjoy the peace and tranquillity the nature offers.

  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park.

Our Selected favorites

Mobile Safaris

From 2.950 DKK / 425 USD per person per night

Nxabega Tented Camp

From 5.750 DKK / 835 USD per person per night

Sandibe Safari Lodge

From 8.890 DKK / 1,140 USD per person per night

Stanley’s Camp

From 3.800 DKK / 550 USD per person per night

San's Camp

From 10.250 DKK / 1,480 USD per person per night

READY TO PLAN YOUR ADVENTURE?

We work with small camps and exclusive lodges & resorts to give you the best and most authentic experience of Africa. With this in mind, the earlier we start planning your trip the better. The ideal time to start planning is six to eight months before your planned departure date -- especially if you want to travel during peak seasons, including around school holidays.

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