Why I love Botswana
“Nowhere in Africa have I felt such a closeness to the wild dramas that are Botswana's daily stock. I love listening to lions roar just beyond the circle of my campfire light. I love the contrast of desert and delta, the endless horizons of the salt pans, the sense of a delta world in motion that is never the same from one year to the next, and the sense that here in Botswana, the world of wilderness, wildlife and...” Read More
Top experiences in Botswana
Chobe Day Trip From Victoria Falls
The Chobe day trip sets off early morning from Victoria Falls depending on your pick up location, and heads to the Chobe National Park in Botswana. You will be transferred by vehicle approximately 43 miles (69 km) to the Kazungula border between Zimbabwe and Botswana where your Botswana Guide will meet you. Once you are through the border post you will be taken straight to the Chobe River where you will spend the morning game viewing from a cruise boat. The morning cruise ends around lunch time and you will be taken to a hotel on the riverbank for lunch.After lunch you will be taken by safari vehicle for an afternoon game drive in the Chobe National Park. There you will have an opportunity to enjoy an abundance of wildlife. After the game drive, you will be taken back to the Kazungula border where you will be met by your Zimbabwean guide for your return transfer to Victoria Falls, arriving at approximately 6:30pm.
5-Day Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park Tour with Round-Trip Flight 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
Chobe National Park 4X4 Day Safari and River Cruise
After pickup from your hotel at 7:30am, you will drive to Chobe National Park in Botswana. The drive is about 45 miles (70 kilometers) and will take about 1-hour long while passing through the Zambezi National Park. There is a good chance that you will be able to spot some wildlife, even before arriving to Botswana. Upon arrival to the Zimbabwe - Botswana border, there will be some simple immigration formalities to handle and then you will head straight to the Chobe River Jetty to embark on a 3-hour Chobe River game cruise. Your safari typically starts with the river cruise into the park, with an opportunity to see a host of waders and water birds along with the ever present crocodiles and lurking hippos. Chobe is renowned for scores of large herbivores making their way down to the river to drink - most notably African buffalo and elephant. On the island, Puku and Lechwe are often seen and on the banks kudu, impala and water buck are common. Complimentary soft drinks will be served on the boat, as well as tea and coffee and a light snack prior to your activity.After the cruise (around midday), enjoy a satisfying lunch which will be served at the Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar). Bottled water, tea and coffee are included with your lunch. When the 1-hour lunch concludes, you will board a specially adapted open 4X4 vehicle and head out into the wilderness on a game drive allowing you to get close to nature in this beautiful setting. Frequent lion sightings occur in Chobe as well as Eland, Sable, and Roan antelope which are common depending on the time of year. Leopards are elusive but also common in the area so it is important to be alert and camera-ready. You will typically drive along the waterfront where wildlife like to congregates to quench their thirst, with Lions often lying in wait or just dozing in the shade. Complimentary soft drinks are provided while experiencing some of the best game viewing in Africa.After the 3-hour safari drive, you will head back to the border at around 5pm and complete border formalities once again before finishing the day with your return transfer to your accommodation. Once again, you will pass through the Zambezi National Park so be open to spotting more wildlife in their natural setting.The return to your original departure point will be around 6pm.
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.
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
8-Day Botswana and Namibia Tour from Maun
Start out in Botswana with a charter flight from Maun into the famous Okavango Delta where you can partake in mokoro excursions, bush walks and boat cruises. Take a charter flight back to Maun and cross into Namibia to enjoy an afternoon boat cruise on the Okavango River. Embark on a game drive along the floodplains of the Mahango Game Park, and visit the magical Popa Falls. Explore the beauty of the lush Zambezi Region on an early morning open-vehicle game drive and visit a traditional village in the Zambezi Region. After re-entering Botswana, travel to Chobe, where there is a thrilling morning open-vehicle game drive in the Chobe National Park, and a breathtaking afternoon sunset cruise. Transfer to Kasane, with the option of extending your trip to include the magnificent Victoria Falls.