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

Blessed with pristine wilderness, iconic landscapes, healthy game populations, an abundance of bird life, and one of the oldest surviving cultures on Earth, Botswana is a dream safari destination. There's an incredible variety of natural wonderlands to explore from the vast, UNESCO-listed waterways of the Okavango Delta where the vegetation forms small islands to provide an oasis for wildlife, to the expansive Kalahari Desert marked by vibrant orange sand dunes and grassy shrubs where the popular meerkat lives in extended family circles.

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There's also the Makgadikgadi National Park, which comprises one of the world's largest salt pans, a stark, featureless terrain that could easily pass as the surface of another planet. With a history of political stability and successful conservation efforts, Botswana is a safe and rewarding place to enjoy your safari adventure.

Discover Botswana on an exciting overland expedition camping in national parks or sample some of the country's low-impact lodges on a small group tour or tailor-made holiday that covers many of the best places.

Upcoming Botswana Trips

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom GBPDealMap
Zanzibar to Zimbabwe - 16 days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 01 Dec 2017 £835 Zanzibar to Zimbabwe - 16 days Map
An African Adventure Southbound - 37 days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 01 Dec 2017 £1,555 An African Adventure Southbound - 37 days Map
Falls to Joburg - 12 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 02 Dec 2017 £595 Falls to Joburg - 12 days Map
Wildlife Express Northbound - 22 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 02 Dec 2017 £1,075 Wildlife Express Northbound - 22 days Map
Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 02 Dec 2017 £1,795 Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days Map
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Botswana Overland Safari Tours

Discover the best time to visit Botswana and the Okavango Delta with our guideNamibia to Falls - 10 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Namibia to Falls

10 days | FROM £395

Depart Windhoek on a 10 day safari through Botswana. Meet the San...

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

Falls to Namibia

10 days | FROM £395

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

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

Falls to Joburg

12 days | FROM £595

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

Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe & Zambia | AfricaJo'burg to Falls - 12 Days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Jo'burg to Falls

12 Days | FROM £595

Kicking off in Jo'burg and South Africa's world famous Kruger National...

Rhinos | African Safaris | AfricaZimbabwe to Zanzibar - 16 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days | FROM £835

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

Zanzibar Beaches | Zanzibar | TanzaniaZanzibar to Zimbabwe - 16 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Zanzibar to Zimbabwe

16 days | FROM £835

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

Cape to Falls

22 days | FROM £835

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

Western Cape Beach | South Africa | AfricaFalls to Cape - 22 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Falls to Cape

22 days | FROM £835

Southern Africa at its best. Kick off at Victoria Falls, spot game at...

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

Wildlife Express

22 days | FROM £1,075

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

Lioness | African Safari | AfricaWildlife Express Northbound - 22 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Wildlife Express Northbound

22 days | FROM £1,075

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

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

Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

27 days | FROM £1,995

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 £1,435

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

Male Lions | African Safaris | AfricaKruger to Kenya - 33 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Kruger to Kenya

33 days | FROM £1,435

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

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

Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM £1,795

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

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

Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound

36 days | FROM £1,795

Starting at Victoria Falls, Africa's adrenaline capital and finishing...

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

An African Adventure

37 days | FROM £1,555

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

Dune 45 | Sossusvlei | NamibiaAn African Adventure Southbound - 37 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

An African Adventure Southbound

37 days | FROM £1,555

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

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

Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM £1,795

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

Sunset | Lake Malawi | AfricaCape to Kenya -  43 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Cape to Kenya

43 days | FROM £1,795

Embark on an overland journey across almost half the African Continent...

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

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM £2,275

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

Baboon and baby | African Safaris | AfricaThe Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

The Big Overlander Northbound

47 days | FROM £2,275

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 £2,595

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

Samburu Tribe | Kenya | AfricaGreat African Expedition North - 57 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Great African Expedition North

57 days | FROM £2,595

An epic 57 day expedition travelling through South Africa, Namibia,...

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 £2,245

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 £1,995

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

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

Botswana Untouched

13 days | FROM £2,465

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

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

Delta & Desert Discovery

17 days | FROM £2,695

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 £2,855

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 £2,855

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 £3,785

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

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

Falls, Namibia & Cape 2018

24 Days | FROM £3,785

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.

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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 4.68 out of 5 based on 47 recent reviews — See All Botswana Reviews

Matt was great, a lot of fun, knoledgeable and always helpful. The Tour was great.”  

Lisa Klepper • Submitted 6 Nov 2017

We enjoyed the tour. Long days as expected on the truck for the first week we weren't sure if this was the part of Africa we expected. It was mostly geology, which while interesting made everyone wonder when the animals and wilderness camping would start. After that it did start and was amazing and just got better each stop after Swakopmund. Amazing experences and close proximity to wildlife. We would have liked more nights of back country camping such as we had in the Okavango Delta and Chobe and thought most nights would have been in these type of locations rather than urban campgrounds. That said, it was a rewarding adventure with a great Crew of David, Ian and Munya. ”  

Francis Potter • Submitted 1 Nov 2017

The tour guide was fantastic, and very organised. The trip was informative, mentioned this trip was not a holiday but an adventure. Very enjoyable, great group 23 of us and became a great trip will pushed by William. First tent difficult but after that 3 - 5 minutes and all ready to go again clear instructions from William. Food - great variety and enough. Restaurant and bars in each stop and well priced so passengers had the choice. Driver was very experienced. Had a fantastic time”  

Nikolay gorlov • Submitted 25 Oct 2017

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Go wild in Chobe National Park
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.

Booking your Botswana tour from United Kingdom

To book your tour to Botswana, please call us on 020-7371-1113, email us at info@onthegotours.com or book online. Alternatively, we work with a number of travel agents, so you can book through your travel agent if you prefer. Recent travel agents that booked a trip to Botswana with us:

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0208 439 5749
Great African Expedition North - 57 days

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0131 226 7066
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