Definitely one of Africa’s most exclusive and authentic safari destinations.
Botswana has so much to offer, from the well-known inland Okavango Delta to the famous Chobe NP and the salt pans of Makgadikgadi.
Some regions are more remote and a light aircraft charter flight is required to reach the lodges, some other areas are easily reachable by road, whether you’d like to self-drive or be transferred.
Known as the second world greatest inland delta, the Okavango Delta provides safaris like nowhere else you’ll find in Africa. Imagine getting close to the wildlife by drifting along narrow waterways in a mokoro, a traditional wooden canoe. Driving throughout the vast plain in an open-vehicle by day and night, facing a rhino on a guided-walking safari or even on the back of a horse are also some of the best ways to explore the delta. The Okavango Delta promises exciting adventures throughout its numerous concessions including the more accessible Moremi Game Reserve.
Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the most mysterious and remote wilderness area in Botswana.
The open space delivers such a great feeling of freedom, found nowhere else on the continent. It makes you forget that the game viewing can be challenging at times but once you will encounter one of the Kalahari’s black maned lion, you will understand the authenticity and the uniqueness of the Central Kalahari.
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are some of the largest and oldest salt pans on the planet, resembling spectacular lunar landscapes.
They are also home to the San Bushmen who can teach you their traditional ways of living. The San Bushmen share the pans with the iconic meerkat community.
Not your usual safari experience, but Makgadikgadi Salt Pans has also a lot to offer, either by 4×4 vehicle or by walking.
When to go
The best months to visit Botswana are during the winter months, between May and October, with July and August being the peak months.
The green season (December to March) is a great compromise in order to enjoy better rates.
A Botswana trip is at its best when combined with the incredible Victoria Falls.