Botswana offers amongst the finest wildlife experience in the world. It is situated in the heart of Southern Africa is comprised largely of the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta.

Very different to each other they offer authenticity that ranges from dynamic wetland ecosystems to desert wilderness.

When visiting, combine your big-game viewing in Chobe National Park, Moremi or Savute Game reserve with the unique experience of travelling down Okavango Delta in mokoros: dug-out canoes. The Okavango River empties into the Kalahari sands to create the largest inland-river delta in the world.

Remember, while the Okavango Delta is home to relatively few large game animals in comparison to other areas of Botswana, its clear waters and myriad small islands are home to an astounding variety of birds, plants, and smaller species of animals.

The top safari destinations in Botswana include:

  • Okavango Delta
  • Moremi Game Reserve
  • Chobe Game Reserve (including Savute)
  • Kwando and Linyanti regions
  • Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Kalahari

Weather you are an intrepid traveller wanting to be left alone with a fully-equipped 4×4 vehicle to discover Botswana wildlife or a classic traveller who prefers to enjoy game viewing from the comfort of a safari vehicle seat or escorted by a private on a private guided journey, every traveller expectation will be fulfilled after being on a safari in Botswana

Best time to travel to Botswana

Botswana is a year-round destination with an enviable 300 days of sunshine a year but anyone planning a safari should take note of the monthly changes in weather and the effect this has on the country's wildlife. For example, rainfall can trigger the zebra migrations, so an understanding of Botswana's seasonal nature is essential if you want your game-viewing expectations to be met. The Okavango Delta, Moremi and Chobe are Botswana's most popular parks. The best time to visit them is from May to September, during the Dry season and winter, resulting in more moderate temperatures. In addition, the Okavango is flooded from June to October