As well as being a premier safari destination, Botswana is characterised by offering some of the most diverse and unique experiences. Here we give our rundown of the eight most exciting activities to do around Botswana to really make the most of your time here…
Widely-regarded as one of Africa’s premier safari destinations, Botswana is a wildlife enthusiasts’ haven offering some of the best game viewing on the Continent. One of the key aspects that really sets Botswana apart is the diversity of experience on offer, in large part because of the unique environments that there are to explore, with the <a style="color: #f2b618;" href="https://www.imaginetravel.com/imagine-africa/holiday-destination/botswana/places/okavango-delta-and-moremi" target="_blank">Okavango Delta</a> being one of the most impressive wildlife habitats in the world which can be explored by a variety of methods – whether on foot, by vehicle or on a boat cruise and the - recently becoming UNESCO’s 1000th World Heritage Site – whilst <a style="color: #f2b618;" href="https://www.imaginetravel.com/imagine-africa/holiday-destination/botswana/places/makgadikgadi" target="_blank">Makgadikgadi</a> offers a truly unique landscape as the largest salt pan in the world, with game viewing to match.
Our Botswana expert Anton had a unique experience up close and personal with elephants in the Okavango Delta, here he shares his tale of ‘Living with Elephants’.
Botswana has long held the crown of being Africa’s premier safari destination and attracts many with the diversity of safari activities on offer, with traditional mokoro canoes used as well as vehicles for wildlife viewing. Here our Botswana specialist Emma shows why getting out on foot is one of the most exciting ways to experience the Okavango Delta.
The Okavango Delta offers one of most exceptional safari experiences on the continent with a range of activities. Whilst we never fail to be wowed by the Delta no matter what time of year we visit, water levels do have a direct impact on the activities and game viewing experience on offer. The rains and resultant flood vary year-on-year but the below can be used as a rough guide as to what to expect through the seasons.
Botswana’s raw beauty will always be a massive draw for anyone seeking a true wilderness experience in Africa. Well known for its density of game and wildlife and the largest inland delta in the world, Botswana is often at the top of many peoples' list when seeking a safari in Africa yet competitive prices keep Botswana exclusive and untouched.
As arguably the most exciting African country to go on safari, Botswana offers one of the greatest diversities of safari activities with game drives, bush walks, mokoros and motor boats amongst the most popular. Here our Botswana specialist, Annie, makes the case for why exploring the Botswanan bush on horseback should be top of your list.
One of the most elusive animals on the continent, spotting wild dogs is the top of many safari aficionados’ list. Our Botswana expert Anton is no exception – here he recounts his much sought-after experience on his recent trip to Botswana.
Botswana Safari and Victoria Falls
Kwando Reserve, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls
Best for: Luxury, Safari, Wildlife
Enjoy some world-class game viewing in two excellent concessions in Botswana. Starting next to the Kwando River for some big game sightings before heading into the Okavango Delta for some water-based animal sightings. End an unforgettable safari at Victoria Falls where you will be tucked away along the Zambezi.
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Taking in two exciting game areas in Botswana, this itinerary showcases the best of what Botswana and Victoria Falls has to offer. The Kwando Reserve has long been hailed as an excellent spot to view not only big cat predators, but also the more elusive African wild dog. Staying for 3 nights in this area allows plenty of opportunity to get out to explore the wonderful variety of wildlife in the area; ranging from elephant, hippo and buffalo to lion, cheetah and hyena. Next staying in the Okavango Delta in a concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve will give the opportunity to showcase the diversity of Botswana and how floodplains and water channels can offer a completely different safari experience. Ending the itinerary at Victoria Falls, guests will have the chance to explore one of the seven natural wonders of the world, as well as enjoying the Zambezi and surrounds.
Days 1 - 4 : Kwando Reserve, Botswana
Stay at Lebala Camp for 3 nights
Today your holiday begins as you land in Maun and are shown to your light aircraft which will take you to Lebala camp in the Kwando Reserve where you will spend your first 3 nights. The Kwando Reserve is a 232,000 hecatre unfenced wilderness area where the Kwando River forms the natural boundary between Botswana and Namibia. Sitting on the floodplains, Lebala camp offers some incredible views from the comfort of camp as well as some exceptional wildlife. An area well known for its wild dog sightings, predators and high concentration of elephants, guests have every opportunity to get out on a game vehicle and on foot to try and find some.
Days 4 - 7 : Kwara Concession, Botswana
Stay at Splash Camp for 3 nights
After your final morning at Lebala you will head back to the airstrip and catch a light aircraft down to the Okavango Delta where you will stay at Splash Camp for 3 nights located in the heart of the Kwara Concession. Guests staying here can enjoy the close proximity of the Moremi Game Reserve and the wildlife sightings that go with it. It's unique location offers both permanent and seasonal flood plains, allowing water activities like mokoro and boating to be done all year-round, as well as extensive bush wilderness, perfect for exploring on game drives. Due to the nature of the private concession, guests can expect less people and vehicles and more exclusive game viewing.
Days 7 - 10 : Livingstone, Zambia
Stay at Tongabezi for 3 nights
Your holiday comes to the final portion of the trip as you fly by light aircraft to the Victoria Falls area. Here you will stay along the Zambezi River in the charming Tongabezi for your final 3 nights. Tongabezi is the perfect end to any Botswana safari, with large comfortable and stylish rooms tucked away. With 3 nights here, you can explore the mighty Victoria Falls, cruise along the Zambezi, or even enjoy a Sampan dinner floating on the river. For adrenaline junkie, enjoy microlight flights, helicopter flights or even white water rafting and bungee jumping. Or, simply spend your final nights relaxing in a beautiful setting.
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From $10584 per person
International economy class flights and airport taxes from the UK
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