Botswana

Botswana has some of the best wildlife areas on the continent. The Okavango Delta, in the north of the country supports a huge diversity of game. In contrast to this lush habitat is the Kalahari Desert in central Botswana, a stunning, semi-arid landscape complete with desert adapted species including the magnificent Kalahari black maned lion.

With the beautiful Okavango Delta and the contrasting Kalahari Desert both playing a part in its rich tapestry, Botswana is home to some of the best wildlife in Africa. Botswana has the lowest population density in Africa and is highlighted as a stable democracy and political success since independence from Britain. Its landscape is predominately flat, yet varied in nature. The Okavango Delta is the world’s largest inland delta, formed by the Okavango river, which, contrary to the laws of nature, flows inland from Angola and never reaches the sea. Its lushness supports a huge diversity of game, contributing to Botswana’s reputation as an ideal and unique safari destination. The vast Kalahari Desert is a semi-arid landscape supporting specially adapted wildlife including large herds of gemsbok, eland, springbok and the predators that follow them. It surrounds the fascinating Makgadikgadi Pans which, when flooded, are a sanctuary for many bird species and enormous herds of migratory zebra. Scott Dunn’s highlights for Botswana:

  • Discover the large elephant population in the Linyanti Reserve.
  • Have the desert experience of a lifetime whilst staying in one of the only permanent camps within the Kalahari Desert.
  • Experience the Okavango Delta and its extensive wildlife by staying in the Moremi National Park.
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Highlights of Victoria Falls & Botswana

Victoria Falls, Linyanti and Okavango Delta

This exciting safari combining Zambia and Botswana offers some of the highlights of each country. Explore the spectacular Victoria Falls whilst staying at a quiet spot along the river before flying into the remote wetlands of Linyanti where your brilliant safari experience begins. End your holiday in the heart of the Okavango Delta where you can...

Best for: Adventure, Wildlife, Fishing, Honeymoon

Botswana for Teenagers

Makgadikgadi Pans, Linyanti & Victoria Falls

This thrill seekers safari through Botswana is perfect for families with teenagers. With activities galore, the whole family will get out and about on an active exploration of some of the most incredible and scenic areas that Botswana has to offer. Watch wildlife from a game vehicle or on foot and gallop on horseback through the beautifully eerie...

Best for: Adventure, Off the beaten track, Riding, Couples

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Classic Botswana & Victoria Falls

Okavango Delta, Linyanti & Victoria Falls

This classic itinerary takes you across Botswana’s lush Okavango Delta with its palm fringed islands before moving north to the game rich Linyanti wetlands to capture the true wilderness of Botswana offering an excellent mix of scenery, changing landscapes and unbeatable wildlife opportunities. End with a few days relaxing at the mighty Victoria...

Best for: Adventure, Honeymoon, Wildlife

Best of Botswana Safari

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Explore the water wonderland of Botswana's Okavango Delta, staying at two luxurious sister-camps, Nxabega and Sandibe. When not enjoying the comforts of camp head out on exciting day and night game drives in search of game, appreciate the smaller details on a bush for, or drift gently along the water channels of the delta in a mokoro or boat.

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Honeymoon, Off the beaten track

Grand Tour Of Southern Africa

Sossusvlei, Skeleton Coast, Victoria Falls, Okavango Delta

Perfect for families, couples or groups this epic journey will take in iconic destinations in Southern Africa and its most interesting and beautiful scenery. Begin your journey in the mind-blowing landscapes of Namibia, with the rolling sand dunes of Sossusvlei, explore the vast Skeleton Coast, then visit the spectacular Victoria Falls, before...

Best for: Couples, Family, Honeymoon

Essential Botswana

Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls

Enjoy this week-long itinerary as you explore the wonders of the Delta to enjoy game activities galore. Head out on game drives to find some incredible wildlife, explore the waterways by boat or morkoro and even head out on foot to get up close and personal with the bush. End your trip at Victoria Falls to enjoy the force of the Falls and the...

Botswana Safari in Green Season

Linyanti & Okavango Delta

This itinerary offers a fantastic exploration of Botswana’s Kwando-Linyanti region combined with the lush Okavango Delta. Travelling in the green season between November and March can be very rewarding with wildlife giving birth to their young and some exceptional birdlife. This, along with the lush green scenery provides plenty of picture perfect...

Best for: Wildlife, Adventure, Couples, Honeymoon

Botswana Mobile Safari in Style

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Explore the fascinating Okavango Delta in Botswana on a seven-day small group safari combining fully-serviced mobile camping with a stay at a luxurious lodge to round off the trip. A mobile safari is one of the best ways to experience a true safari adventure, and the Okavango Delta lends itself perfectly to this form of exploration. Run by the...

Best for: Wildlife, Couples, Off the beaten track

Botswana in Ultimate Luxury

Okavango Delta, Linyanti & Makgadikgadi Pans

Botswana has long been known to offer the ultimate safari experience. This stunning itinerary does just that, showcasing some of Botswana’s most luxurious lodges in incredible game viewing areas whilst offering top-notch service along the way. This, along with the beautiful scenery of the Linyanti, the unique eco-system of the Moremi and the...

Wild Botswana Riding Safari

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Experience the magic of an Okavango Delta safari on horseback. This five-day horseback safari makes for an exciting and natural safari experience, allowing you to get closer to game than ever before. When the annual flooding leaves vast areas of the Delta inaccessible to vehicles horseback becomes the best way to explore the area with as little...

Best for: Adventure, Off the beaten track, Riding, Wildlife

Wild Botswana Mobile Safari

Chobe National Park, Khwai Community Area, Moremi Game Reserve

An incredible 10 day adventure taking in Botswana's wildlife highlights including Chobe National Park, Khwai Concession and the Moremi Game Reserve on a fully-serviced mobile safari with groups never exceeding nine people for a personalized experience.

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Family, Off the beaten track

Southern Africa in Ultimate Luxury

Cape Town, Winelands, Sossusvlei, Skeleton Coast, Okavango Delta

This wonderful two-week itinerary includes some of southern Africa’s absolute highlights whilst staying in some of the most luxurious properties across southern Africa. Explore the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, the stunning Winelands and visit Namibia’s desert landscapes of Sossusvlei and the Skeleton coast, before finishing in the beautiful...

Best for: Couples, Wildlife, Adventure, Honeymoon

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