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Botswana Safari Tours

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As a land of untamed wilderness, spectacular landscapes, incredible wildlife and dramatic natural contrast, Botswana is a dream holiday destination unlike any. From the endless stretches of the Kalahari Desert and the shimmering salt pans of Makgadikgadi, to the labyrinth of lush waterways in the Okavango Delta and abundance of wildlife in Chobe National Park, there is plenty to see and experiences to be had in this Southern African country.

While Botswana may be a sparsely populated country, its many fascinating tribes give it great cultural diversity. Here you can meet the Bushmen, thought to be one of the oldest cultures in the world, whose lifestyle has remained largely unchanged since the middle Stone Age. Botswana remains a refreshingly untouched destination providing an authentic and unique safari experience whether it's an overland camping safari or a tailor-made safari of your own design visiting all the top spots.

A large elephant population
Chobe National Park

With areas of marshland, flood plains, savannah, grasslands, woodland and the Chobe and Savuti Rivers, Chobe National park has one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent and is known for its large elephant population. You might also be lucky enough to spot cheetah and leopard. In the northern areas near Kasane, game viewing on a Chobe Sunset River Cruise is a particular highlight as is the Savuti area the south west, referred is to as The Kingdom of the Lion with its high density of lions.

Botswana Overland Safari Tours

Overland Budget Accommodation Upgrade Available

Discover Botswana's incredible wildlife on an overland safari camping in the country's prime national parks and travelling aboard expedition-style trucks with a crew of three - a driver, cook and guide. All of our Botswana camping safaris also include time spent at the spectacular Victoria Falls with trips ranging from 9-57 days that cover the best of Botswana and more of Africa.

Elephants & Falls

9 days | FROM USD $1,389

Have some adrenaline fueled fun at Victoria Falls, go wild in Chobe on...

Falls to Jo'burg

12 days | FROM USD $999

Kicking off at the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and travelling...

Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days | FROM USD $1,699

Starting off at the magnificent Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, travel in...

Cape to Falls

22 days | FROM USD $1,799

From Cape Town to the adventure capital of the world, Victoria Falls,...

Botswana Lodge accommodated safaris

With a few more creature comforts than those offered on our camping trips, our Botswana lodge accommodated safaris are small group tours with a maximum of 10-16 travellers. Travel in European-standard vehicles with an experienced local guide, enjoy game drives in fully equipped safari 4x4 trucks and unwind each night in 3-4 star standard lodges and hotels.

Elephant Lodge Safari

7 days | FROM USD $3,809

A 7 day lodge safari combining the thundering Victoria Falls and two -...

Botswana Lodge Explorer

10 days | FROM USD $3,809

Starting in Maun take in the best of Botswana from the fascinating to...

Botswana Untouched

13 days | FROM USD $5,239

From Jo’burg to Victoria Falls, game drive through Botswana’s go a...

Northern Experience

22 Days | FROM USD $5,609

An amazing 3 week adventure starting in Cape Town travelling north to...

Botswana Safari Holidays

Our Botswana safari holidays combine accommodation with transfers and game activities which are offered by the lodges with the services of their own expert guides. Choose from our selection of itineraries that cover Botswana's top reserves as well as the impressive Victoria Falls and can depart any day. read more

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Best of Botswana

9 days | FROM USD $7,499

Discover the best of Botswana on this 9 day fly-in safari which starts...

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Botswana Fly-in Safari

10 days | FROM USD $7,199

Starting on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls, cross the border in...

Botswana tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.84 out of 5 based on 19 recent reviews — See All Botswana Reviews

The tour was fantastic value for money, its a camping tour and at times it was tough going travelling through intense heat and some hot sleepless nights, but you forget all the negatives when climbing Dune 45 and eventually seeing, and what you come to witness is the amazing African wildlife, seeing elephants giraffes zebras and of course a lioness trying to catch dinner will stick in our memory for a very long time. We are both in our early sixties and encourage other people of our age to get off those boring cruises and see the real world out there! Life is an adventure, go and have one.

Tour was well organised, food was great considering the circumstances, Moyo the guide was great nothing too much trouble for him to organise, and Steve the driver was fantastic. Would we do it again? YES.”  

• Submitted 22 Nov 2015

Nothing but good experiences with this tour. Huge thanks to the guide Chris, the cook Malinga and the driver Steve for making it an amazing experience for our first time in Africa.”  

• Submitted 3 Nov 2015

Fantastic! The trip ran very smoothly. We were given plenty of notice of what was coming up, when we needed to buy extra water, how much to expect to pay for goods etc. The driving days were not super long, the truck was comfortable and the tents were great- so nice to be able to stand up!

The only things I thought the trip lacked was perhaps more small optional activities at a simple price. So, instead of the only optional being adrenaline activities at $150 or so per person, we would have loved a $15 village walk, $20 orphanage visit (or make a donation when you get there), time with the meerkats at Spitzkoppe, $15 to try dancing with the local tribe etc. A little bit more of the cultural side of each country would've been nice.

We felt Swakopmund was a bit overrated and would have preferred to spend that extra night in Chobe free camping as it felt a bit rushed. We had much better facilities in camp grounds than the backpackers in Swakop.

We had two families each with two children on the tour which made the trip fun! The difference in demographics made for a nice, happy medium.

Monga (cook) and Johnny (driver) were great. Johnny could not have been more personable and friendly. Monga's food was delicious.

Overall a great trip! Thank you.”  

• Submitted 15 Oct 2015

Highlights of our Botswana Safaris

In the northern reaches of Botswana lies the world-famous Okavango Delta where a mokoro ride, nature walk and an overnight stay make for a truly memorable experience, as does a scenic flight overhead. To the southeast, head of the beaten track to the lesser known Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pan National Park, a wonderful spot for a bit of wildlife watching and to perhaps meet the resident meerkats. Outside the dry season, the never ending ethereal lunar landscape of glistening salt pans is spectacular and quad biking is popular. Rain brings a dramatic change as the area springs to life, grasslands flourish and the pans fill up with water, attracting a fantastic array of waterbirds and triggering spectacular migrations of wildebeest and zebra. There’s also Chobe National Park, home to the largest herds of elephant in the world. With plenty more on offer on our Botswana safaris you’ll get to see the very best of this amazing country.

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Recommended places to visit in Botswana

Our Top Pick for Botswana
#1 Okavango Delta

The Delta is a huge expanse of water, which has travelled from the Angolan highlands, spreading out to form the largest inland delta in the world. Studded with exotic islands, The Delta is renowned for its incredible of...

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#2 Chobe National Park
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#3 Central Kalahari
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#4 Maun
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#5 Khwai River

I can honestly say I've enjoyed every bit of this trip from start to end. I don't have one bad word to say. it has exceeded my expectations, everyone has been very helpful and fun. The crew did an awesome job! Thank you.”  

Botswana Travel Guide

Be prepared for your safari adventure in Botswana with our handy guide on travel essentials from visas to weather and when best to go.


Top Travel Tips

Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more

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Best time to Visit

Information on climatic and weather conditions in Botswana

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Best Places To Visit

Places on our must-see list of any visit to Botswana


Traveller Visas

Visa requirements for Botswana and info on getting your visa

Get to know Botswana

Recommended Reading

  • Cry of the Kalahari
    by Mark and Delia Owens
  • Place of Reeds
    by Caitlin Davies
  • Botswana Time
    by Will Randall
Did you know...?

Facts about Botswana

  • Botswana is home to the largest elephant population in Africa and the Chobe River supports up to 50,000 in the dry season.
  • The Okavango Delta is one of the largest inland deltas in the world, spanning 17,000 square km.
  • In the Xoo language of Botswana, spoken by about 4,000 people, there are 112 distinct sounds compared to 40 in English.

Botswana Travel Advice:

We monitor the latest travel guidance on Botswana and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country prior to travel.

Online travel resources for Botswana:

REFER TO: Fodors, Bradt, Frommers, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

ALSO SEE: The official Botswana Tourist Organisation site and the latest Botswana Weather Updates from the BBC.

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