Botswana Safari Tours5 tours available
BW7 Botswana Safari Tour
13 days from Cape Town to Victoria Falls
SA2 Southern Africa Tour
18 days from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Landing in the vibrant cultural melting pot of Johannesburg in South Africa, we begin our journey through Southern Africa by extensively touring the… Read more
NA2 Namibia & Botswana Tour
19 days from Windhoek to Maun
Venturing into the back of beyond and through the stark beauty of untouched, barren wilderness in two unforgettable African destinations, we spend a… Read more
SA9 Southern Africa Tour
21 days from Maun to Cape Town
This is a carbon copy of our flagship Southern Africa tour (SA2) with an exciting and luxurious pre-trip extension to Botswana's Okavango Delta… Read more
More About Botswana
Botswana safari tours offer a chance to explore exotic landscapes where thousands of animals converge. By using a mix of 4WD vehicles and mokoro canoes, explore the world's largest inland delta by fishing, bird watching, game viewing, taking photos or simply relaxing. The Delta is an area of tranquil, lily covered lagoons and narrow channels hemmed in by papyrus reeds, and teeming with animal and bird life.
Sometimes called a 'swamp', the Okavango is anything but. Instead of flowing into the sea, the annual flood of fresh water flows inland, spreading over 15 000 sq km of the Kalahari sand in a maze of lagoons and channels. Moving, mysterious, placid, gentle and beautiful, from a wide and winding channel it spreads through tiny, almost unnoticeable channels that split into an ever expanding network of increasingly smaller passages.
These link a succession of lagoons, islands and islets of various sizes, open grasslands and flooded plains in a mosaic of land and water. Palms and towering trees abound, throwing their shade over crystal pools, forest glades and grassy knolls. Home to many species of antelope, such as Lechwe and Tsessebe, herds of buffalo, zebra and elephant that number in their thousands also pass through annually on their migration routes.
In the lush indigenous forests of the delta and its islands, and along the floodplains spawned by this great marriage of water and sand, more than 400 species of birds flourish. On the mainland and among the islands in the delta, lion, elephant, hyena, wild dog, buffalo, hippo and crocodile congregate with a teeming variety of antelope and other smaller animals: warthog, mongoose, spotted genets, monkeys, bush babies and tree squirrels.
Continuing elsewhere with our Botswana safari tours, a must-see stop is Chobe National Park. The original inhabitants of what is now the park were the San people, hunter-gatherers who lived by moving from one area to another in search of water, wild fruits and wild animals. Chobe National Park is known for its elephant population, which is probably the largest in the world. This population covers most of northern Botswana plus north-western Zimbabwe and is currently estimated at around 100,000 individuals.
This park has an amazing variety of habitats, ranging from floodplains, baobab, and mopane trees and acacia woodlands, to verdant flood grasslands and thickets bordering the Chobe River. Our Botswana safari include travelling by 4WD safari vehicles and heading off into the park to view elephants, buffalo herds, sable, wildebeest, giraffe, and with luck, some resident lion and hyena. To explore the waters, we cruise on the Chobe River, which takes us close to the waterfowl and wildlife on the river. Large flocks of birds, big pods of hippo and very large crocodiles can be viewed from the safety of your boat.
Known to have one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent, Chobe National Park safari tours are a photographer's dream.
Once a British protectorate, Botswana gained its independence in 1966, which today makes the country the oldest democracy in Africa. Landlocked in the south of the continent and bordering Namibia, Zambia and South Africa, Botswana is a tour destination that has never received the kind of accolade it deserves, but the fact that it's such a well-kept secret only adds to its appeal for travellers.
Botswana, after over forty years' history of practising democracy, is one of the most stable countries in Africa - it was ranked as Africa's least corrupt country in 2005 by Transparency International, who positioned Botswana 32 out of 159 countries worldwide for the same category - and though it numbered among the poorest nations on the continent when it broke away from British sovereignty in the mid-1960s, it has since been reaping the economic benefits of its diamond resources.
Today, the southern country is blossoming in prosperity and is often counted as among the most rapidly developing African nations. Botswana truly is a country on the up and up and is doubtful to be kept a secret for much longer.