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Botswana

A true African success story which has gone from strength to strength since independence from Britain in 1966. Almost fifty years of stable democracy and sustained economic growth, Botswana today is a peaceful nation with vast areas given over to protecting its wildlife, and as such is home to some of the greatest remaining herds of wildlife on the continent.

Botswana is a land of contrasts, with the dry plains of the immense Kalahari desert brilliantly interrupted by the glittering jewel of the Okavango Delta, a mosaic of islands, floodplains and crystal-clear streams and rivers, watered by rivers which never reach the ocean but instead spread out to create a wetland so important that it was this year declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Botswana is home to immense herds of elephant, and some of the most important populations of predators such as lion and wild dog. It offers myriad unique experiences, from silently exploring the hidden channels of the Okavango in a traditional dug-out canoe or mokoro, to learning tracking skills from the San people of the Kalahari. Not to mention safari quintessential safari moments: sundowners watching elephants coming down to drink at a waterhole, or morning coffee around a camp fire with a leopard calling from a nearby tree.

Large concessions without fences allows one to experience the true wilderness of Africa – exploring these remote areas on game drives and walks whilst watching the wildlife roam freely, enjoying the incredible birdlife, learning about the traditions and cultures – with over 40% of its land set aside as wildlife areas, Botswana is a top safari destination and a true success story for eco-tourism.

What wonderful memories! There truly is no better place on earth than the Okavango Delta!! The closeness of the wild animals, the smells, the natural bush & the glorious sunsets - sheer bliss! Oh to be back there once more...

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Botswana Sample Itineraries

There are a number of ways to experience the beauty of Botswana, ranging from mobile camping safaris through to luxury 5 star camps. From small intimate camps in large private concessions, to larger lodges within the national parks. Depending on your time available, it is recommended to cover a combination of areas and experiences. The following itineraries are sample itineraries however we are able to recommend and build an itinerary around your requirements and budget.

10 day Delta and Desert Safari, Victoria Falls to the Kalahari

  • 2 nights Victoria Falls
  • 3 nights Khwai region
  • 2 nights Pelo camp (Okavango Delta)
  • 2 nights Kalahari Plains (Central Kalahari Game Reserve)

Includes: Accommodation, most meals, activities which include game drives, boating, fishing, walking, mekoro), internal flights from Kasane to camps and ending in Maun, park fees

Price from USD 5615.00 per person sharing

7 day Northern Botswana Okavango & Linyanti regions, luxury safari

  • 3 nights Okavango Delta
  • 3 nights Linyanti region

Includes all meals, light aircraft flights to/from Maun, transfers, accommodation, activities, drinks, laundry, park fees

Classic (4 star) camps from:  USD 5535.00 per person sharing

Premier (5 star) camps from: USD 7791.00 per person sharing

13 day Cape Town, Botswana and Livingstone

  • 3 nights in Cape Town
  • 6 nights in the Okavango Delta and Linyanti region ending off with
  • 2 nights at Toka Leya near Livingstone to witness the spectacular Victoria Falls (Zambian side)

Includes all accommodation, all meals (breakfast only in Cape Town), drinks in Botswana and Zambia, activities, flights, transfers

Price from:  USD7590.00 per person sharing