Botswana is one of Southern Africa’s best destinations for a safari holiday. Home to a wide range of animals, the wildlife spotting is varied and amazing, it offers ways to view the wildlife that are unlike any other. The Okavango Delta and it’s maze-filled waterways are home to authentic Mokoro Canoe safari experiences, motor boat safaris, horseback safaris, bush walks and game drives.
This exceptional African country provides a huge variety of luxurious lodges and camps, it is one of the most popular safari destinations for a honeymoon. With a personalised and intimate feel many of the camps are uniquely special and of an incredible quality, such as the Feline Fields in the Kalahari Desert and the Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge in the Chobe National Park.
Botswana tends to offer a higher quality of safari lodge and experience compared with other African countries. There is a strong emphasis on sustainable travel and conservation with fewer tourists which results in a smaller impact on the natural surroundings. It provides an exquisite and unique holiday full of adventure and discovery, not to mention some of the best wildlife spotting found anywhere.
In addition to the Big Five, many lesser known animals can be spotted across Botswana’s varied landscapes. The Kalahari Desert is a semi-arid land with glimmering salt pans found in the Makgadikgadi region, full of migratory birds as well as roaming bull elephants and resident meerkats. Meanwhile the wildlife rich areas of the Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve and Okavango Delta vary from flooded plains to savannah and woodlands. These are for those looking to explore a wider area and to stay at two or three different camps whilst on safari. For some sample itineraries of a safari holiday to Botswana, please see the recommended itineraries below.