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Africa / Botswana

Abundant wildlife, watery deltas, dry desert salt pans and ultra-chic bush sanctuaries – a luxury Botswana holiday in this unrivalled wilderness awaits. Punt silently along Botswana's picturesque waterways in a dugout canoe, past swaying reeds and tall grasses. This placid wilderness of lagoons, grassland and flooded plains is home to huge numbers of birds and animals, including hippos wallowing in deep channels and the largest concentration of elephants in Africa. On an island at the heart of the Okavango Delta lies the Moremi Game Reserve, boasting a range of eco-systems from grassland and woodland to waterside. In the Kalahari, vultures soar on the thermals, looking down on the Makgadikgadi with its mile upon mile of shimmering white salt pans stretching endlessly to the horizon, its sandy expanses holding only a peppering of thornbush and the odd sighting of meerkat, mongoose and hyena. This is the territory of the huntergatherer San people with their clicking tongues, wide grins and jovial spirits. Quad bikes provide an exciting way to discover the dusty pans. Venture into Chobe National Park where the wetlands and waterways are alive with hippos, crocodiles, waterbirds, buffalos, big cats and more. For more leisurely wildlife viewing, take a river cruise on board a luxurious houseboat on the Upper Zambezi, where the river is broad and languid. Botswana is wilderness as it should be, unspoilt and unsurpassed.

Botswana Essentials

Approx. Flight Times London to Johannesburg – Maun/Kasane: 1 hour 30 minutes, Cape Town – Maun: 2 hours 40 minutes
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Botswana Hotels & Itineraries

Introducing some of the best 5 star resorts in Botswana.

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Best experiences in Botswana

  • Witness the spectacular zebra migrations of the Makgadikgadi
  • Go game viewing by mokoro canoe for a unique, ground-level perspective
  • Observe colonies of habituated meerkat at close quarters
  • Take a cruise down the Chobe River and see herds of elephant congregating along the river banks
  • Explore the desert with Zu/'hoasi bushmen

 

When is the best time to visit Botswana?

The best time to visit Botswana for game viewing in the delta areas is during the dry winter season from April to October when animals are drawn to water sources. Days are warm and sunny although nights can drop below freezing – in October temperatures can be particularly hot. The Okavango area tends to be more moderate than the Kalahari where seasonal differences are more extreme and activities vary according to wet (November – March) and dry (April – October) seasons.

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