Things to Do in Botswana

Viewing wildlife is an absolute must when planning what to do in Botswana. However, with such a diverse landscape there are a few places to visit in Botswana to see all the animals indigenous to the region.

Things to do

The things you can do in Botswana will also be impacted by the weather, check our guide on the best time to visit Botswana to get an idea of when you will be able to experience some of the best things to do in Botswana. Our tours of Botswana have been carefully designed by our Botswana travel experts to give our guests the best possible experience, around different interests, geographic areas or your group. Scott Dunn’s Botswana highlights are: 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.

Helicopter ride over the Delta

Helicopter ride over the Delta

Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana

The Okavango Delta is a vast patchwork of deep-water channels, shallow lagoons and date palm islands, fringed with the ubiquitous papyrus reeds. A doors-off scenic helicopter flight is an exhilarating way to take in these sights and a real treat, too!

Cruise on the Zibadianja Lagoon

Cruise on the Zibadianja Lagoon

Selinda Concession, Northern Botswana

A beautiful way to spend a leisurely afternoon instead of a game-drive or walk, head out on the HMS Zib, Zarafa's floating pontoon which explores the Zibadianja Lagoon. Complete with bar and sofas to lounge on, it's better than your average boat safari!

Fishing in the Okavango

Fishing in the Okavango

Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana

Fishing trips offer visitors to Botswana an opportunity to enjoy a different safari experience. In many areas the fishing is fantastic, you'll also enjoy fantastic wildlife and birdlife over your time on the water. NB not available within national parks.

Game Drives in Botswana

Game Drives in Botswana

Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana

Viewing wildlife from a vehicle is the best way to get up close to big game. Allow your professional safari guide to cover ground to guarantee you some unforgettable sightings in Africa's premier safari destination.

Game drives in the Okavango

Game drives in the Okavango

Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana

One of the best ways to see the big game of Botswana's Okavango Delta is on a game drive with a knowledgeable guide. Explore in open-sided vehicles to maximize your viewing opportunities, this is a truly wildlife rich environment.

Great Plains Young Explorers club

Great Plains Young Explorers club

Linyanti, Botswana

Children of all ages have the opportunity to experience a safari like no other with the Great Plains Young Explorers club. With a huge variety of activities to take part in, kids will love this interactive and educational adventure.

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Horse riding at Motswiri

Horse riding at Motswiri

Linyanti, Botswana

Experience the thrill of game viewing from horseback. Motswiri is one of the best places to do this in Botswana and they have horses to suit every riding ability from total beginners to experienced riders.

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Horse riding safari from Jack's Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans

Horse riding safari from Jack's Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans

Makgadikgadi pans, Botswana

Horse riding in the Makgadikgadi Pans with Ride Botswana is an incredible way to explore this unique landscape, cantering across the chalky white pans. Staying at Jack's Camp each night ensures a good dose of comfort after a day in the saddle, too.

Photographic game-drive from Zarafa

Photographic game-drive from Zarafa

Selinda Consession, Northern Botswna

Set off on safari in search of the Selinda Reserve's fascinating wildlife with your expert Zarafa guide. All of the guides here have been trained by professional photographers the Jouberts to understand and anticipate a photographer's needs on safari.

Private safari guide and vehicle - Zarafa Dhow Suite

Private safari guide and vehicle - Zarafa Dhow Suite

Selinda Concession, Northern Botswana

At the Zarafa Dhow Suites you have a private safari guide and vehicle at your disposal for the entirety of your safari, giving you the ultimate flexibility and ensuring your days are tailored to your interests and at the pace you choose.

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