Discover the pristine wilderness of Botswana with our range of camping and lodge safaris as well as bespoke tailor-made safari holidays.

As a land of untamed wilderness, spectacular landscapes, incredible wildlife and dramatic natural contrast, Botswana is a dream holiday destination unlike any other. 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.

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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.

Top Botswana Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

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Zimbabwe to Zanzibar - 16 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 26 Aug 2017 USD $1,292 was $1,615 20% off Zimbabwe to Zanzibar - 16 days Map
Delta & Desert Discovery - 17 days Windhoek, Namibia 04 Aug 2017 USD $4,045 Delta & Desert Discovery - 17 days Map
Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Nairobi, Namibia 05 Aug 2017 USD $3,505 Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Map
Great African Expedition - 57 days Nairobi, Kenya 05 Aug 2017 USD $5,035 Great African Expedition - 57 days Map
Wildlife Express - 22 days Nairobi, Kenya 05 Aug 2017 USD $2,065 Wildlife Express - 22 days Map
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Botswana Overland Safari Tours

San Bushmen | Botswana | AfricaFalls to Namibia - 10 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Falls to Namibia

10 days | FROM USD $985

Kick off at Victoria Falls, get up close to the wildlife rich Chobe in...

Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe & Zambia | AfricaFalls to Joburg - 12 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Falls to Joburg

12 days | FROM USD $1,255

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

Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days | FROM USD $1,615

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

Zebras drinking | African Safaris | AfricaCape to Falls - 22 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Cape to Falls

22 days | FROM USD $1,615

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

Running Cheetah | African Safaris | AfricaWildlife Express - 22 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Wildlife Express

22 days | FROM USD $2,065

Take a walk on the wild side. Track the African elephant, lion, and on...

Lioness and Cub | Safari | AfricaWildlife, Falls and Beaches - 27 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

27 days | FROM USD $3,775

Starting in Nairobi and ending at the thunderous Victoria Falls, take...

Leopard in a tree | African Safaris | AfricaKenya to Kruger - 33 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM USD $2,785

Enjoy a real African adventure, from Nairobi to Johannesburg. Check of...

Herd of Elephants | Africa Safaris | AfricaBig Five Safari Explorer - 36 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM USD $3,505

Adventure overdrive. Trekking for gorilla, game-spotting, kicking back...

Okavango Delta | Botswana | AfricaAn African Adventure - 37 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

An African Adventure

37 days | FROM USD $3,055

See the best of Africa, from its magnificent craters, dune-filled and...

Table Mountain | Cape Town | South Africa | AfricaKenya to Cape - 43 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM USD $3,505

Embark on an overland journey across almost half the African A heady ...

Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaThe Big Overlander - 47 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM USD $4,405

Experience the contrasts and raw appeal of this majestic continent up...

Lions in Samburu National Park | Kenya | AfricaGreat African Expedition - 57 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM USD $5,035

An epic expedition that heads south from Kenya via Uganda to Cape trek...

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 10-57 days that cover the best of Botswana and more of Africa.

Botswana Lodge accommodated safaris

Elephants | African Safaris | AfricaElephant Lodge Safari - 7 days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Elephant Lodge Safari

7 days | FROM USD $3,375

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

Herd of Elephants | African Safaris | AfricaBotswana Lodge Explorer - 10 days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Botswana Lodge Explorer

10 days | FROM USD $2,995

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

Chobe Boat Cruise | Botswana | AfricaBotswana Untouched - 13 days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Botswana Untouched

13 days | FROM USD $3,695

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

Namib Naukluft | Namibia | AfricaDelta & Desert Discovery - 17 days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Delta & Desert Discovery

17 days | FROM USD $4,045

Discover the natural beauty of Namibia and some of Africa's best game...

Dune 45 | Namibia | AfricaCape, Namibia & Falls - 22 Days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Cape, Namibia & Falls

22 Days | FROM USD $4,285

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

Sossusvlei | Namibia | AfricaFalls, Namibia & Cape - 22 Days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Falls, Namibia & Cape

22 Days | FROM USD $4,285

Head south from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Africa's 'Mother City'...

Fish River Canyon | NamibiaCape, Namibia & Falls 2018 - 24 Days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Cape, Namibia & Falls 2018

24 Days | FROM USD $6,135

Spend 3 weeks travelling from Cape Town to Victoria Falls. Traverse 4...

The Kalahari in Namibia | AfricaFalls, Namibia & Cape 2018 - 24 Days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Falls, Namibia & Cape 2018

24 Days | FROM USD $6,135

Head south from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Africa's 'Mother City'...

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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.

Kalahari Desert | Botswana | Africa

Tailor-made Holidays

If you are looking for a bespoke safari adventure to Botswana then give our tailor-made team a call. Our Africa experts are on hand to put together your perfect Botswana safari holiday. Whether you want to explore the Kalahari, fly over the Okavango Delta or go in search of wildlife in Chobe National Park – we’re on hand to help create your once in a lifetime trip to Botswana. Just let us know where you want to go, how long you want to stay and what accommodation you're after and we'll do the rest.

Botswana tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.62 out of 5 based on 42 recent reviews — See All Botswana Reviews

The tour was incredible! Everything from the food to the accommodations and tours were amazing! The camping sites were all clean and safe and the upgrades were great value for money. The cook made delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It was also fun helping with the meal prep/cleaning and getting to know the group more. The organized tours were well planned and the optional excursions were great as well. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and driver did a great job getting us to each destination in a safely and timely manner. I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone and can't wait to go on another On The Go tour! ”  

Kathryn D'Mello • Submitted 10 Jul 2017

The best experience of my life. Dave, Aron and Monga were the absolute best. Their knowledge is second to none and they are very friendly and fun. Hope to at some point return! ”  

Emma George • Submitted 8 Jun 2017

Tour was excellent. Enjoyed the township tour but the food hall tour we could have skipped.

Gift is very knowledgeable welcoming and and excellent man.”  

Paula McNamara • Submitted 25 May 2017

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Botswana's premier wildlife experience

Home to one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa, Chobe National Park is Botswana's most popular and rewarding wildlife destination. Located in the north and just an hour's drive from Victoria Falls, the park is home to a large population of elephant that are characterised by their short tusks due to brittle ivory. As well as ample wildlife spotting opportunities, the Chobe River also offers the chance to enjoy a safari from the water's surface.

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Recommended places to visit in Botswana

From arid desert landscapes to sublime inland waterways, Botswana is home to an incredible wealth of natural beauty with plenty of national parks and game reserves offering incredible safari experiences. To help plan that once-in-a-lifetime visit, here's our selection of top places in Botswana.

Chobe National Park - Elephants and bushmen

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Elephants at the waterhole

Botswana's very first national park is famed for its large elephant population and incredible biologically diversity with four distinct ecosystems comprising lush floodplains, dense woodland, watery marshes and extensive savannah. Dating back to the 1930s, Chobe National Park has since become Botswana's premier safari destination with San bushmen rock paintings dotted throughout.

Okavango Delta - World's largest inland river delta

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Okavango Delta | Botswana | Africa

Located in the northwestern corner of Botswana, the Okavango Delta is the world largest inland river deltas, supporting an incredible variety of wildlife from endangered rhino and cheetah to over 71 fish species and 400 species of bird. Life here is very much tied to the weather as seasonal rains affect the water levels and nothing quite beats a leisurely mokoro canoe ride on the lily-strewn canals.

Moremi Game Reserve - Grasslands and wetlands

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Resting on the eastern edge of the Okavango Delta, the Moremi Game Reserve is one of Botswana's top safari destinations with a terrain that encompasses grasslands, mophane forests and vast wetlands of lagoons and pools. With over 400 species of migratory and endangered birds, it's a fantastic destination for bird-watching and offers plentiful safari experiences with game including buffalo, giraffe, lion and leopard.

Makgadikgadi Pans - Stark terrain, endless horizons

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Photo stop out in Magadikgadi Pans

This largely desolate and arid expanse of dry savannah in the north-eastern corner of Botswana contains one of the largest salt pans in the world. Surrounded by the Kalahari, the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is actually composed of several salt pans, all that remains of the ancient Lake Makgadikgadi. The recent rise in water levels of the Boteti River entices migrating animals with the rains, including wildebeest, zebra, pelicans and breeding greater flamingos.

Central Kalahari Game Reserve - Wild and remote

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Kalahari Desert | Botswana | Africa

Encompassing an area equivalent to Denmark, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve is one of the largest game reserves in the world. The wild grasslands are interspersed with wide empty salt pans, fossilized rivers and gently undulating sand dunes to form one of Africa's most iconic images. After the rains the reserve teams with wildlife including giraffe, cheetah and lion.

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