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BOTSWANA

THE LAND OF MYSTERIOUS UNDISCOVERED WATERWAYS, VAST PLAINS & SHIMMERING SALT PANS

Botswana is a land of mysterious undiscovered waterways , vast plains, shimmering salt pans and the land of the Bushmen. It has claimed the title in exclusivity and sustainable tourism and has mastered the art of exceptional hospitality working within the realms of eco-sensitive lodges and respect for the environment and communities living within it.

Teeming with abundant wildlife , Botswana offers photographic heaven… massive herds of elephant, big cat territory, incredible birdlife, dramatic colours, shimmering light. Its private intimate lodge experience ensconces you in the drama unfolding in front of you whilst relaxing on your deck.

HIGHLIGHTS OF BOTSWANA

  • A magical mokoro trip through the undiscovered waterways of the Okavango Delta as you glide gracefully through the silence with the only sounds being that of nature.
  • Exploring the massive flood plains of the Savuti, prime predator territory and land of the Big Cats
  • Watching the enormous herds of elephant, the gentle giants of the African bushveld and their family interaction
  • Go on a walking safari in the Moremi reserve bringing you up close to some of Africa’s Big Game.
  • Houseboating on the Chobe river for blazing sunsets and endless stars
  • Sitting in a photographic hide overlooking a waterhole, where the game are so close and at eye level, yet completely undisturbed
  • Tiger fishing on the Okovango or Chobe river system
  • Learning some of the bushmen skills whilst visiting an authentic San community
  • Track the famous Black maned Kalahari lions in the vast expanse of the Kalahari desert
  • Picnicking under the famous Botswana baobab trees

BOTSWANA FAST FACTS

JANUARY - MARCH (GREEN SEASON)
The height of rainy season; hot and humid with thunderstorms. Low water in the Delta. Considered the poorest time for game viewing but best for birding. Amazing great green season specials available.
APRIL - MAY (SHOULDER SEASON)
End of rainy season. April and May are the best months to visit Botswana as rates are still lower and there are fewer visitors than peak season. Most days are warm and nights cool as the rain disappears for the next four months. Landscape still green but seasonal waterholes are rapidly drying up and animals are arriving at permanent water sources like the Chobe River, Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve. The game viewing is often as good as prime time.
JUNE - JULY (HIGH SEASON)
Okavango in full flood. Warm days and cold nights. Night time temperatures can dip below freezing. No rain and very few mosquitoes. Game viewing in most areas is excellent.
AUGUST - OCTOBER (HIGH SEASON)
Temperatures rise as do visitor numbers. Peak game viewing season. Vegetation thinner and less lush for better viewing. Big herds of antelope, elephants and buffalo begin to crowd the banks of rivers and permanent waterholes. Land-only camps and Okavango Delta camps on the dry-land fringes such as Moremi and adjoining private reserves are very good for game viewing.
NOVEMBER (START OF GREEN SEASON)
Unpredictable month. Could be wet or dry, depending on the timing of the rains but it will be hot. A dry November makes for excellent waterhole game viewing. If there is early rain, many animals disappear en masse into the backcountry. Game viewing still good but concentrations of animals may be lower. Green season specials start.
DECEMBER (GREEN SEASON EXCEPT 20 DEC - 10 JAN)
Summer time and raining season starts in earnest. Botswana turns green and impalas and springboks all drop their lambs. Lots of baby animals around. Best month for bird watching. Spectacular thunderstorms. Prettiest time to be there but not necessarily the best for game viewing.
CLOSEST AIRPORTS :
Maun, Kasane
LANGUAGE SPOKEN :
English
CURRENCY :
Botswana Pula, USD commonly accepted

EXPLORE SOME BOSTWANA ITINERARY IDEAS

DESERT AND DELTA HIGHLIGHTS OF BOTSWANA

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Desert and Delta Highlights of Botswana

Price : from USD 5708 pp sharing

(Based on shoulder season prices)

Regions : Makgadigadi, Okavango, Moremi and Savuti

FAMILY ON SAFARI IN BOTSWANA

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Family on Safari in Botswana

Price : from USD 21 285 per family of 4 people

(2 adults + 2 children 7 – 15 yrs, based on shoulder season prices)

Regions : Kalahari, Okovango and Moremi

BESPOKE BOTSWANA

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Bespoke Botswana

Price : from USD 11 265 pp sharing

(Based on shoulder season prices)

Regions : Okovango and Selinda Spillway

SABI SANDS/ BOTSWANA COMBO

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Sabi Sands/ Botswana Combo

Price : from USD 6835 pp sharing

Regions : Sabi Sands and Tuli Block

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