Holidays in Botswana
Luxury African safari
Botswana is an African safari destination like no other – and in our opinion – perhaps the finest. The country has been developed for high-end tourism, but Botswana isn’t a mass tourist destination, so wildlife viewing is privileged and you rarely see another vehicle while out on game drives. The area is even home to the largest concentration of elephant in Africa. With an abundance of undisturbed wildlife, and natural beauty, it is perhaps one of the last true wilderness destinations on the planet.
The Okavango Delta
A maze of lagoons, channels and islands, the Okavango Delta makes up a massive freshwater oasis in the Kalahari Desert, and as a result offers some prolific game viewing, along with varied and colourful birdlife. Activities in this area of Botswana include game drives, bushwalks, boat trips and a wonderful experience in a mokoro – a dugout canoe – drifting through the reeves of the delta.
Chobe National Park
Here, wildlife roams in profusion and diversity. Home to the largest concentration of elephants in Africa, during the dry season the herds congregate along the fertile flood plains of the Chobe River, joined by buffalo, and other major species including lions, wild dogs, puku, red lechwe, sable and roan antelope.
The Makgadikgadi Pans
Largely uninhabited by humans, the Makgadikgadi Pans can be truly spectacular. Following years of good rain, zebra and wildebeest gather on the grassy plains. Flamingo numbers can also run into the tens or even hundreds of thousands – forming a completely overwhelming spectacle.