Welcome to Botswana

Nature's Abundance

The Okavango Delta – there's nowhere quite like it on earth. This is a place where wild creatures roam and rule, where big cats and much bigger elephants walk free in one of the world's last great wildernesses. The delta is a byword for abundance – for animal numbers, for the variety of species, for the birdlife, for floods of Biblical proportions. And it is also a place of singular and unparalleled beauty where safari possibilities can seem as endless as the waters themselves.

Stark Desert Beauty

The Kalahari Desert, the largest unbroken stretch of sand on the planet, is not your ordinary desert. From the salt pans of Makgadikgadi, the baobabs of Nxai Pans, and the spare magnificence of Kubu Island in the north, to the wonderful wildlife of Kgalagadi in the south, this is a desert of exceptional variety. Throw in the fossil river valleys, swaying golden grasses, black-maned lions and the echoes of the indigenous San people in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and there are few more beautiful deserts on Earth.

Exclusive Travel's Spiritual Home

Botswana didn't just turn its back on mass tourism and all the potential pitfalls it can bring. It ushered in an era of utterly exclusive safari experiences, the likes of which no other country on mainland Africa can match. These are sumptuous lodges and remote tented camps, especially in the Okavango Delta and surrounds, that are sometimes contemporary in style, and at other times awash in safari nostalgia. Best of all, they provide a front-row seat for fabulous wildlife spectacles that you may just have all to yourself.

Africa's Best Camping

You can experience Botswana by renting your very own 4WD vehicle that doubles as an ingenious camping home away from home. This is about experiencing wild Africa at your own pace, travelling from one campsite to the next, where you may lie awake at night listening to lions roar their bone-trembling roar, or hippos, elephants, or the chilling saw-like grunt of a leopard. Build a campfire, gaze at the stars and feel at one with this gloriously beautiful country.

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$2086.25 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park from Johannesburg

Your tour includes a round-trip flight from OR Tambo International Airport to Victoria Falls Airport plus four nights of accommodation in your choice of a 3-, a 4- or a 5-star hotels, and excursions as detailed in the Itinerary below. Spend two nights in Victoria Falls village on the Zimbabwe side of the falls, and two nights Chobe National Park in Botswana. All hotels are centrally located for maximum convenience, and you’ll have ample time to enjoy their facilities and explore the surrounding area. Please note: River Usage fee and Botswana Tourism Levy is excluded and is payable on arrival in Botswana

$1995.83 Multi-day & Extended Tours

14-Day Small Group South Africa Safari from Johannesburg

A 14 day accommodated adventure highlighting the best in Southern Africa, connecting to African grass routes, incorporating the panoramic sights of Mpumalanga and the Big 5 of Kruger. Cruising the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers with hippos and crocodiles, walking the Polokwane National Game Reserve, Matobo National Park in Zimbabwe, viewing elephant in Botswana, feeling the wet Zambezi spray off the thundering Victoria Falls, gliding the waterways of the Okavango Delta in a mokoro and open vehicle game drives in Chobe and Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

$3370.89 Multi-day & Extended Tours

35-Day Overland Cape Town to Zanzibar Tour from Cape Town

On this tour, you will be fortunate to get an array of African experiences, as we traverse across the continent while sharing in the best of game viewing and many insightful cultural experiences in between. Beginning the adventure in Cape Town we then head north along the Atlantic coast before traversing the ageless desserts of Namibia and its surprisingly quaint yet adventurous towns. Here we learn of breathtaking canyons, Kalahari Bushmen, ancient rock paintings to viewing incredible wildlife at Etosha National Park – famous for its floodlit watering holes. We then immerse in the Best of Botswana with its unique landscape of the Okavango Delta and dense wildlife terrain of Chobe National Park. Before we make our way north to further expand our understanding of African culture and marvel at the enormity that is Lake Malawi, we embark on an adrenaline fueled activities or simply soak it all in on the banks of the great Zambezi, leading to the majestic Victoria Falls. This tour then takes us to the opposite spectrum of Eastern Africa, the coast! We reach Zanzibar Island with its many colours, flavours, sunsets and crystal blue waters. This tour is sure to satisfy that African calling and open your heart to its beauty and diversity.

$5353.75 Cultural & Theme Tours

Best of Botswana Rhino Package

Day 1Upon arrival in Maun, you will be met by a representative and taken to Leroo La TauActivities are dependant on the season and are arranged when you arrive at camp.Day 2The day is spent enjoying the activities which have been sceduled.Day 3On day 3 you are transported to any 1 of the following DDS lodges, Camp Moremi/Camp Xakanaxa/Camp Okavango/Xugana Island Lodge/Savute Safari Lodge.  Activities for the two days are arranged on arrival at camp.Day 4Enjoy the activities which have been specifically scheduled for you.Day 5A representative will transport you back to Maun Airport for your onward flight.Rooms each sleep two persons. Each spacious timber and thatch chalet or luxury African safari-style tent is raised on a teak platform and features an en-suite bathroom and a private wooden viewing deck. In addition, Chobe Game Lodge and Chobe Savanna Lodge are fully air-conditioned and each room has a river-facing terrace or balcony and complimentary mini-bar.

$560 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Camping Safari in Chobe National Park from Victoria Falls

Day One (L/D)For those guests coming from Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) you will meet at 8:30am at the Kazungula boarder post. From there your Botswana guide will assist you through the immigration formalities. A short briefing will instruct you on some pertinent facts such as safety, and some regional information. At 9:30am guests will board a boat and commence a 3-hour gaming cruise into the Chobe National park. The river cruise is considered one of the highlights of the trip, as one gets the opportunity to get up close and personal with fantastic birds, hippos, crocodiles, and of course elephants and African buffalos that make their way down to the river for the water. The boat cruise ends at 12:30pm and a sumptuous buffet lunch follows at the Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar). There is an opportunity to do some last minute shopping in Kasane, as there are no shops within the Park. An afternoon game drive follows and this is the best time to see Chobe’s large herbivores making their way to and from the river. This drive will take you to the camp shortly before sunset for drinks around the camp fire and dinner. Day Two (B/L)Rise and shine, wake-up early with a cup of hot and refreshing tea or coffee. After a quick continental breakfast head off on an early morning game drive. This time of the day is best for finding the big cats and other nocturnal animals while they are still active and hunting. If luck is on your side you will even find them eating their previous nights` kills. Around mid to late morning return to camp for a delicious “bush brunch” and the opportunity to take a refreshing bush bucket shower. When the day starts to cool off, break camp and leave out the on the last game drive. You'll be dropped off in Kasane at 4:30pm (for those of our guests staying in Botswana) and in Victoria Falls or Livingstone at 8:00pm

$8125 Luxury & Special Occasions

Couples 10-Day NON-SHARED Private Vic Falls and Chobe Safari with Scenic Flights

Day 1: Vic Falls Airport(Arrival) Your professional guide will meet you upon your arrival at Vic Falls Airport. We enjoy a spectacular walk through tropical vegetation to the very edge of the “Mosi oa Tunya” or “the smoke that thunders” - Victoria Falls. There are opportunities to white water raft on the mighty Zambezi River, bungee jump or take a “flight of angels”. Dinner will be served at the hotel.Day 2: Victoria Falls to KasaneEntering Botswana, we drive approximately 2 to 3 hours to Kasane, a town on the banks of the Chobe River.This afternoon, we go on a game drive in Chobe national park and hope to spot the big five. Day 3: Kasane - ChobeWe wake up to an early game drive in Chobe National Park at a time when animals are active. A highlight of this day is the afternoon game viewing “sundowner” boat cruise where we hope to see a large herd of elephants and other wildlife as they quench their thirst at the end of the day.Day 4: Kasane to Nata After our early morning breakfast, we drive to Nata. This drive will take us approximately 5 hours with spectacular views of wildlife along the way.We settle in our rooms then later in the day we heard to Magkadikgadi Salt pans for a sunset. Day 5: Nata to Maun We wake up and enjoy our breakfast before we drive to Maun. This jounery should take us about 5 hours. On this day we do not have any activity scheduled but there is a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (subject to vailability). Day 6: Okavango Delta - Lodge [B/L/D]Today we spend our day in Okavango Delta, a few minutes’ drive from Maun.ln the Delta, we will meet a local guide who will take us on a walk and later paddle us down the river on dug out.Day 7: Maun to Moremi - Lodge [B/L/D]We leave Maun and heard to Moremi game reserve. We drive in the Khwai Concession area which is a good area to see Roan and Sable Antelope which are relatively rare.After our lunch we rest in our lodge, later in the evening we have an option of going for a game drive.Day 8 Moremi - Lodge [B/L/D]Full day game drive. We pack our breakfast as well as lunch then start our drive early. Spend our day looking for the big five. We will be back in the late afternoon.Day 9: Moremi to Maun - Lodge [B/L/D]We depart to Maun with a high possibility of spotting the big five along the way. We have an option of visiting Shandereka Cultural Village. The Village provides nature walks, traditional dances, demonstrations on the traditional doctor, basket weaving, carving of wooden curios and the granaries where the grain is stored Day 10: Maun On this day we do not have much to do in the morning. We bid a sad farewell, after breakfast, we before we embark on a road shuttle transfer to the airport in Botswana in time for midday flight departures. Our tour ends 11:00am