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 Adventure
Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Kwai Community Area, Okavango Delta
Best for: Luxury, Safari, Wildlife
Marvel at the majestic Victoria Falls before travelling to Botswana to observe the abundant wildlife, whilst enjoying a range of safari activities in the most pristine national parks.
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Marvel at the majestic Victoria Falls before travelling to Botswana to observe the abundant wildlife, whilst enjoying a range of safari activities in the most pristine national parks- Chobe National Park, Kwai Community Area and the Okavango Delta Region.
Days 1 - 3 : Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Stay at Victoria Falls River Lodge for 2 nights
Upon arrival into Victoria Falls Airport, guests will be transferred by road to Victoria Falls River Lodge where they will stay for two nights. Victoria Falls River Lodge is the first private game lodge to be set in the Zambezi National Park. The luxury tented lodge is situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, just minutes from the Victoria Falls.
Days 3 - 5 : Chobe National Park, Botswana
Stay at Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge for 2 nights
After a leisurely morning and breakfast, guests will be transferred from Victoria Falls River Lodge to Kasane Airport by road transfer and light aircraft to Savute Elephant Camp, where they will stay for two nights. Savute Elephant Camp lies in the heart of the Chobe National Park, perched on the banks of the sometimes dry, sometimes wet Savute Channel. Savute Elephant Camp thus offers a spectacular base from which to explore the area.
The region is famed for one of Africa’s largest concentration of elephant, and consequently a particularly skilled lion pride has evolved in the area, specialising in hunting elephants.
Days 5 - 7 : Kwai Community Area, Botswana
Following the morning activity, guests will be transferred by a light aircraft to Khwai River Lodge where they will stay for two nights. Khwai River Lodge, situated in the Khwai Concession, overlooks the vast Khwai River floodplains across to the Moremi Game Reserve.
The exceptional location of Khwai makes it a regular host to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs. Birdlife can also be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors near the lodge.
Days 7 - 9 : Kwai Community Area, Botswana
Days 9 - 11 : Okavango Delta, Botswana
Following the morning activity, guests will be transferred by a light aircraft to Eagle Island Camp where they will stay for two nights. Situated on the island of Xaxaba, overlooking a lagoon fed by the tranquil waterways of the delta and surrounded by llala Palms, is the paradise called Eagle Island Camp.
The Xaxaba area is one of the Delta's most pristine natural locations, a region of myriad waterways, palm-tree covered islands and vast flood plains.
A unique opportunity at Eagle Island Camp is the 35-minute scenic helicopter flight over the magnificent game-rich Okavango Delta.
Days 11 - 13 : Okavango Delta, Botswana
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From $6288 per person
Complementary night at either The Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town or The Westcliff Hotel in Johannesburg on a B&B basis directly before or after the safari
Ask our specialists for prices excluding flights from the UK. This price is as a guide only. The actual price is influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate, time of year, travel class of flights and the use of private versus shared excursions. Single supplements are likely to apply.