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.

Top Botswana Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom GBPDealMap
Falls to Cape - 22 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 10 Mar 2018 £378 was £755 2-for-1 Falls to Cape - 22 days Map
Zimbabwe to Zanzibar - 16 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 10 Mar 2018 £378 was £755 2-for-1 Zimbabwe to Zanzibar - 16 days Map
Falls to Namibia - 10 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 10 Mar 2018 £213 was £425 2-for-1 Falls to Namibia - 10 days Map
Wildlife Express Northbound - 22 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 10 Mar 2018 £483 was £965 2-for-1 Wildlife Express Northbound - 22 days Map
Wildlife, Falls and Beaches - 27 days Nairobi, Kenya 12 Mar 2018 £898 was £1,795 2-for-1 Wildlife, Falls and Beaches - 27 days Map
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Botswana Overland Safari Tours

Namibia to Falls

10 days | FROM £425

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

Falls to Namibia

10 days | FROM £425

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

Falls to Joburg

12 days | FROM £535

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

Jo'burg to Falls

12 Days | FROM £535

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

Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days | FROM £755

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

Zanzibar to Zimbabwe

16 days | FROM £755

From Dar es Salaam, enjoy sun, sea and sand on the tropical island of...

Cape to Falls

22 days | FROM £755

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

Falls to Cape

22 days | FROM £755

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

Wildlife Express

22 days | FROM £965

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

Wildlife Express Northbound

22 days | FROM £965

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

Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

27 days | FROM £1,795

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

Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM £1,295

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

Kruger to Kenya

33 days | FROM £1,295

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

Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM £1,615

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

Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound

36 days | FROM £1,615

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

An African Adventure

37 days | FROM £1,395

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

An African Adventure Southbound

37 days | FROM £1,395

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

Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM £1,615

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

Cape to Kenya

43 days | FROM £1,615

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

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM £2,055

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

The Big Overlander Northbound

47 days | FROM £2,055

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

Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM £2,335

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

Great African Expedition North

57 days | FROM £2,335

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 £2,295

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 £2,455

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 £3,135

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 £3,595

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

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

Cape, Namibia & Falls

24 Days | FROM £3,785

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

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Falls, Namibia & Cape

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 Day Tours and Excursions

Discover the watery wildlife haven of the Okavango Delta or the world-class Chobe National Park from Maun.

Half Day Matopos Tour from Bulawayo

6 hours
FROM £178.59

Admire San Bushmen rock art, visit the tomb of Cecil John Rhodes, climb granite kopjes and game...

Botswana tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.68 out of 5 based on 50 recent reviews — See All Botswana Reviews

An amazing journey though Africa over 57 days. Great sights and experiences, On The Go Tours have put together a fantastic trip. You’ll see the best Africa has to offer and have a chance at one in a lifetime experiences. The different crew members over these legs made the trip even more memorable in particular our last leader Onary. Our cooks kept us well fed including some delicous local dishes. If you have the time do this trip. ”  

Nathan Burgess • Submitted 17 Feb 2018

We had a great tour, it was amazing to see all the animals and to camp out under the stars. I would have preferred a group introduction on day 1. We were given the introductory talk, and then advised we would be meeting up 2 days later. We truly enjoyed our time on tour, and would definitely do it again.”  

Loretta Lyons • Submitted 15 Feb 2018

My Cape, Namibia and Falls adventure couldn't have been better. I had the most incredible time and it was the perfect itinerary, covering all the highlights of the countries we visited. There was plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities with lots of game drives but there was also enough downtime for us to relax and enjoy the lodges we were staying at.

And speaking of the accommodation, I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. For me, the standout was the Guma Lagoon Camp in the Okavango Delta - it was truly magical with a rustic permanent tent right on the water's edge yet with all the essential conveniences. I could have happily spent a week here alone!

As a solo traveller, I did wonder whether a lodge safari would be less sociable than an overland camping safari but I had nothing to worry about - everyone in the group was really friendly and as lunches are prepared at picnic spots, there's plenty of opportunity to practise camaraderie and bond over sandwiches.

Our guide Joe was brilliant. He was a one-man band serving as our driver, guide and cook and did all three jobs with complete skill and care. He made sure we were well-looked after from start to finish. We were all amazed at his wildlife spotting skills, especially when he spotted a snake on the side of the road while driving! It was a pleasure chatting with him about Africa and his experience on the road and he really made the trip for all of us on the trip.

This really was the trip of a lifetime and I can't recommend it enough. ”  

Hollie Youlden • Submitted 15 Feb 2018

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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:

Regent Street - Flight Centre

5 Regent Street, London, UK
020 7925 1114
Falls to Cape - 22 days

Goodge Street - Flight Centre

64 Goodge Street, London, UK
020-7916 0600
The Big Overlander - 47 days

Goodge Street - Flight Centre

64 Goodge Street, London, UK
020-7916 0600
Cape to Falls - 22 days

Manchester Deansgate - Flight Centre

10-12 St Marys Gate, Deansgate, Manchester, UK
0161 834 3737
Falls to Namibia - 10 days