Botswana Holidays

Botswana may have diamond-rich deserts but it is the shimmer of the Okavango Delta's crystal clear water, the perplexing perspective of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and the sight of hundreds of elephants in the Chobe National Park that make it a rare beauty.

The Okavango Delta is the watering hole for the world's rarest mammals, both black and white rhinoceros, as well as cheetahs and the African wild dog. Unusually, the delta of this UNESCO World Heritage site flood during the dry season, so animals are in abundance and best spotted from a mokoro, Botswana's traditional canoe.

The Chobe National Park is another of the country's wet wonderlands that offers the best chance to see wildlife, especially elephants. The waters from the Chobe River sustains Africa's greatest elephant population who roam the area in impressive herds of up to 400 as well as supporting a spectacular variety of birds including ostriches, eagles and storks.

A haven for birds too is the former watery wonder of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans; its bright-white sparkle the result of the once mighty lake that evaporated under the African sun. Today, it is perfect for camera-trickery, as across the sea of salt perspective is lost. So float above mountains, hold a 4x4 in the palm of your hand and get dwarfed by the greater flamingo that breed in the area.

A country of wild variety, dramatic scenery and untamed parks, Botswana is one of Africa's diamonds. Here, the camera will never be far from hand.

Check the exciting regions and itineraries we are able to offer you below.

Ideally located in the north of Botswana, Chobe National Park has one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the continent. The Chobe River, bordering the park, provides ideal game viewing by boat.

Situated directly between Maun and Francistown. Makgadikgadi Pans are the remains of an ancient lake, now glistening with salt as a result of the evaporation of the water. Wildlife can be seen congregating along the river shortly after the rains have arrived.

One of the most popular safari destinations in Botswana, the Okavango Delta is a vast oasis atop the sands of the Kalahari Desert. Its palm islands, lagoons and grass floodplains are home to a vast amount of wildlife.

A two-night safari on the banks of the Chobe River, with a choice of two fantastic lodges.

This 6-night safari is packed full of excitement, beautiful scenery, amazing wildlife and delightful accommodation.

This superb ten-night safari takes you on a journey of discovery of Botswana's northern highlights - Chobe National Park, Savute, Moremi Game Reserve and Makgadikgadi Pans, and includes the magnificent Victoria Falls.

This six-night safari starts at Victoria Falls and ends at Maun airport. It departs on any day of the week and can easily be amended to your exact requirements. It can also be combined with a wide variety of other Southern Africa destinations.

This four-night safari showcases the very best of the Okavango Delta and is available on any day of the week. We have suggested that you visit two separate lodges in the Delta, as the experiences and game opportunities offered are different.

This superb eight-night safari will enchant and delight you. Visit Victoria Falls, where along with the spectacular Falls, there is a host of activities for all to enjoy.

Three rivers which have created spectacular sights and wonderful wildlife experiences.

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Botswana Focus

This superb eight-night safari will enchant and delight you. Visit Victoria Falls, where along with the spectacular Falls, there is a host of activities for all to enjoy.

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Northern Parks Safari

Retrace the footsteps of early European explorers as you rediscover some of the natural wonders of Botswana and witness the mighty Victoria Falls, just as Livingstone did over 150 years ago.

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Three Rivers Safari

Three rivers which have created spectacular sights and wonderful wildlife experiences.

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