Botswana

Untamed and untameable – explore this rarity in southern Africa.

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Botswana, a landlocked paradise in southern Africa, has a landscape defined on the one hand by the Kalahari Desert with its red desert sand dunes and on the other the Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush animal habitat during the seasonal floods. Great areas of wilderness have been carefully preserved to offer visitors a life changing safari experience. From the moment you land in this expansive wilderness, the powerful aroma of wild sage fills the Botswana air.

Meander silently through the papyrus-laden Okavango Delta until you reach the savannah grasslands. Feel the earth shudder as thousands of buffalo gallop across the plains, kicking up myriads of dust clouds.

Botswana is one of the few places where one is able to hunt alongside endangered African Wild Dogs as they chase down their prey – one of the most exhilarating predator experiences in Africa. And if that doesn’t grab you, then the abundance of phenomenal lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant and bird sightings surely will.

Enjoy sun-downers as the bright orange sun dips down behind the horizon, bringing a cool calmness to the air. Relax around a camp fire as night arrives and the sounds of the nocturnal animals cut into the stillness of the night. Botswana continues to remain the ultimate destination for safari travel.

 

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Location

Southern Africa

Currency

Pula (BWP or P); USD widely accepted

Visa

Valid passport required; Check visa requirements pertaining to your citizenship as entry requirements can vary

Seasons

Wet: December to March; Dry: April to beginning of November

Time

GMT +2

Electricity

220V @ 50Hz; plugs are mostly UK-style, square 3-pin

Health

Yellow fever innoculation is mandatory if coming from an infected area; malaria is present

  • Traverse in Private Concessions or National Parks
  • Low-density tourism – 36% of its 581,730 km2 have been set aside for conservation
  • Okavango Delta, a World Heritage Site is the largest inland delta of its kind and a unique oasis of life in the centre of the Kalahari Desert
  • Chobe National Park, home in the dry season to the densest elephant population on the planet
  • Staggering game viewing and birding opportunities
  • Diverse habitats and landscapes, from broad and flat expanses of savannah and desert, to salt pans, crystal clear waterways, wetlands, floodplains and ancient baobabs
  • Game rives and Mokoro excursions (unique to the Okavango Delta)
  • Walking, quad-biking and horse-back safaris
  • Safe, sound and reputable ground services
  • Open-sided 4WD vehicles, some modified for specifically photographers
  • An excellent range of tented accommodation 

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