Botswana Safaris & Holidays
Our Botswana safari expertise
Bridget and Jackie are our Botswana safari specialists having travelled the length and breadth of this amazing country on safari. They have explored the country by air and on road, by elephant and on foot and of course by mokoro, the traditional dugout canoe. They have slept under the stars and under the finest linen. Jackie loves Botswana for its cheetah and wild dogs and Bridget for its meerkats and elephant.
Why take a Botswana safari
Largely because it’s unparalleled park and game management have made Botswana the best luxury safari experience in Africa. It holds about 25% of Africa’s elephant and is now the only country where you can still find vast herds of elephant. Many of the lodges have raised themselves to a level of sophistication that is the envy of hotels around the world while maintaining a sense of adventure and remoteness.
What to expect on your Botswana safari holiday
Botswana is a big country and you will want to combine two or three regions in order to provide a variation of game and environment. Although it is possible to transfer by road, it does involve many hours of driving. The sensible alternative is to use the internal scheduled air service, although private charter is infinitely more convenient.
The camps and lodges are usually intimate and supremely comfortable. Do not for one second think you will rough it in the Botswana bush. Laundry is done daily, food is delicious, the tents are huge with polished wooden floors, en-suite bathrooms and large brass double beds and rugs strewn on the floor. How it is achieved without running water and mains electricity is a feat of innovation.
Some ideas for a luxury Botswana safari
Spend a few days in the Okavango Delta, the vast inland waterway with its myriad of channels and islands and abundant game.
For the adventurous, spend three days riding quad bikes across the flat empty expanse of the Makgadikgadi salt pans, camping out under the stars.
Take a traditional mobile safari in the Moremi game reserve, moving with the animals. The level of comfort is astonishing given the environment.
For the herds of elephant you should visit Chobe.
Spend time watching the antics of a habituated group of meerkats at Jack’s Camp as they climb all over you.
Walk for an afternoon with a group of Kalahari bushmen and learn a little of how they have adapted to a life in this harsh environment.
See the black-maned lions of the Kalahari and search for the elusive Pel's Fishing Owl
Beyond the ordinary
A tale of two extremes. On the one hand, a helicopter transfer between camps is a spectacular way to experience the Okavango Delta. On the other go hunting with the bushmen.
Call us for expert advice
Speak with our specialists for expert advice and to arrange your
tailor-made Botswana holiday.
Call Bridget or Jackie on 0843 636 8128
Holiday Ideas For Botswana
View more Holiday Ideas for Botswana
- Botswana Mobile Safari
Explore Botswana staying in mobile camps. 11 days from £6,445 per person.
- Riding Safari to the Kalahari
Explore the Kalahari on horseback, 8 days from £3,995 per person.
- Wildlife of the Okavango Delta
A hideout of Africa's wildlife discovered by mokoro.
- Kalahari Meerkats
So very small, yet so very human, the furry creatures make the perfect companion to your Botswana safari holiday.