Safaris and Tours in Botswana

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

Home to a startling array of natural wonderlands from vast, sandy plains to lush wetlands that are brimming with wildlife, Botswana is one of the greatest safari destinations on the continent. Botswana claims the spectacular Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world that serves as a watery haven for a large number of beasts and birds. There's also the Makgadikgadi Pans, a stark, featureless terrain that every once in a while is the setting for a wildlife spectacle as tens of thousands of pink flamingos flock here to feed and breed.

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Perhaps the most emotive of all of Botswana's landscapes is the great Kalahari Desert, a boundless expanse of red and orange sand dunes covering much of the country. On top of all this, after years of democratic stability Botswana is an extremely safe destination with ever-improving infrastructure and English widely spoken.

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.

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Botswana Overland Camping Safaris

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Namibia to Falls

10 days | FROM R7,500

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

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10 days | FROM R7,500

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Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe & Zambia | AfricaFalls to Joburg - 12 days Map

Falls to Joburg

12 days | FROM R10,500

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

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Rhinos | African Safaris | AfricaZimbabwe to Zanzibar - 16 days Map

Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days | FROM R14,500

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

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Zanzibar to Zimbabwe

16 days | FROM R14,500

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

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Cape to Falls

22 days | FROM R14,500

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

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Western Cape Beach | South Africa | AfricaFalls to Cape - 22 days Map

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22 days | FROM R14,500

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

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22 days | FROM R18,900

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Lioness | African Safari | AfricaWildlife Express Northbound - 22 days Map

Wildlife Express Northbound

22 days | FROM R18,900

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Lioness and Cub | Safari | AfricaWildlife, Falls and Beaches - 27 days Map

Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

27 days | FROM R35,500

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

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Leopard in a tree | African Safaris | AfricaKenya to Kruger - 33 days Map

Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM R25,500

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

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Herd of Elephants | Africa Safaris | AfricaBig Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Map

Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM R31,900

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

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Elephants | Africa Overland Safaris | AfricaBig Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days Map

Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound

36 days | FROM R31,900

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

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Okavango Delta | Botswana | AfricaAn African Adventure - 37 days Map

An African Adventure

37 days | FROM R27,500

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

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Dune 45 | Sossusvlei | NamibiaAn African Adventure Southbound - 37 days Map

An African Adventure Southbound

37 days | FROM R27,500

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

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Table Mountain | Cape Town | South Africa | AfricaKenya to Cape - 43 days Map

Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM R31,900

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

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Hippo in Chobe | Botswana | On The Go ToursCape to Kenya -  43 days Map

Cape to Kenya

43 days | FROM R31,900

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

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Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaThe Big Overlander - 47 days Map

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM R39,900

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

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Lions in Samburu National Park | Kenya | AfricaGreat African Expedition - 57 days Map

Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM R46,500

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

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Samburu Tribe | Kenya | AfricaGreat African Expedition North - 57 days Map

Great African Expedition North

57 days | FROM R46,500

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

Botswana Overland Accommodated Safaris

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Leopard in Okavango | Botswana | AfricaWindhoek, Okavango & Falls - 10 days Map

Windhoek, Okavango & Falls

10 days | FROM R25,900

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: From the vibrant Namibian capital of...

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Lion Cub in Chobe | Botswana | AfricaFalls, Okavango & Windhoek - 10 days Map

Falls, Okavango & Windhoek

10 days | FROM R25,900

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: From the thunderous Victoria Falls head to...

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Falls, Botswana and Kruger - 12 days Map

Falls, Botswana and Kruger

12 days | FROM R26,900

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: Explore some of Southern Africa's most...

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Kruger, Botswana and Falls - 12 days Map

Kruger, Botswana and Falls

12 days | FROM R26,900

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: This 12 day Accommodated Overland tour...

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Falls, Deltas and Dunes - 22 days Map

Falls, Deltas and Dunes

22 days | FROM R55,900

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: Travelling south from Victoria Falls,...

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Dunes, Deltas and Falls - 22 days Map

Dunes, Deltas and Falls

22 days | FROM R55,900

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: From Table Mountain to Victoria Falls,...

Botswana Lodge Accommodated Safaris

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Baby Elephant Running | Namibia | On The Go ToursNamibia, Botswana and Falls - 15 days Map

Namibia, Botswana and Falls

15 days | FROM R68,900

Embark upon an amazing 2 week adventure in Southern Africa. From...

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Victoria Falls Bridge | Zimbabwe | On The Go ToursFalls, Botswana and Namibia - 15 days Map

Falls, Botswana and Namibia

15 days | FROM R68,900

Heading south from the majestic Victoria Falls venture through the...

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Botswana Lodge Explorer - 11 days Map

Botswana Lodge Explorer

11 days | FROM R52,900

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

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Chobe Boat Cruise | Botswana | AfricaBotswana Untouched - 13 days Map

Botswana Untouched

13 days | FROM R70,900

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

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Fish River Canyon | NamibiaCape, Namibia & Falls - 24 Days Map

Cape, Namibia & Falls

24 Days | FROM R88,900

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

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Falls, Namibia & Cape

24 Days | FROM R88,900

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Botswana Safari Holidays

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Elephant Lodge Safari - 7 days Map

Elephant Lodge Safari

7 days | FROM R44,900

Enjoy game drives in two of the world's finest national parks - Chobe...

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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 4.7 out of 5 based on 57 recent reviews — See All Botswana Reviews

Pretty was an amazing trip leader. She was very helpful and very informative. The tour was busy but AWESOME. Many safaris both on foot and by jeep that allowed us to see just about every animal in Africa. A wonderful once in a lifetime experience.”  

Christine Law • Submitted 21 Oct 2019

Literally the most amazing experience of my life, joined 2 tours across the the experience and both were unreal. The crew on the trucks are absolutely fantastic, really knowledgeable guide, wonderful cook and a safe and accurate driver. More importantly they encouraged the group to create such a family unit that my friend and I both cried all the way to the airport because we had to leave them. The experience itself was an amazing mix of beaches, wildlife and falls and the itinerary provided was absolutely correct. Would recommend this trip to anyone and I certainly will be using on the go in the future”  

Katrina Tyson • Submitted 8 Oct 2019

This tour was amazing, it has exceeded my expectations. The camping places were really nice, we could have a shower almost every day and the sites were big. The food was delicious, our chef, Jared, did an excellent job preparing us amazing dinners. Our guides, Linda and Nick were super friendly, and they were always there to help us when needed, and to make sure that everything was going smoothly. You could tell that they really enjoy their job. I am looking forward doing another tour as soon as I can!”  

Marta Tabares • Submitted 6 Sep 2019

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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.

Highlights of our Botswana safaris

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. Here's some of what you can expect on one of our Botswana safari tours.

Chobe National Park

Herd of elephant along the banks of the Chobe River in Chobe National Park, Botswana

Go in search of Botswana's resident wildlife with a game drive across its very first national park and enjoy a river cruise to see elephants making their way across the Chobe River.

Okavango Delta

Travellers riding a traditional mokoro dugout canoe on the Okavango Delta in Botswana, a highlight o

Enjoy a leisurely mokoro canoe ride on the lily-strewn canals of the Okavango Delta, the world's largest inland river delta supporting an incredible variety of wildlife including rhino and cheetah.

Moremi Game Reserve

Lion sitting in the long grass of Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana, which features on our Botswana sa

Explore the western side of the Moremi Game Reserve on morning and afternoon game drives with the chance to spot buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard and plenty of bird species.

Makgadikgadi Pans

The arid and deserted landscape of the Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana, which features on our Botswana

Take a guided stroll through baobab groves and learn all about the local ecology, geology and unique biology of one of the world's largest salt pans at the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Booking your Botswana tour from South Africa

To book your tour to Botswana, please call us on +44-20-7371-1113, 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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