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.
Bushmen, Desert and Delta
Okavango Delta & Boteti River
Best for: Luxury, Off the beaten track, Safari
A wonderful trip to Botswana rich in experiences with exceptional game viewing and a range of activities in the world-renowned Okavango Delta, along with a Bushman interaction in the Makgadikgadi.
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This is a unique safari which will allow you to take in some of Botswana's true highlights staying in affordable accommodation that offer wonderful experiences. You will begin in the Khwai area of the Okavango Delta, known for its fantastic concentration of game in Botswana. Focusing on a range of activities, including game drives in Moremi National Park and even night drives. Next, you will fly up to Setari Camp which is located on the pan handle of the Delta and offers year round water based activities, as well as plenty of opportunities to get out on foot to explore the wilderness area. Lastly, for your final stop you will fly into the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans, offering a desert experience located on the edge of the Boteti River. During the wet season, thousands of zebra migrate into the area and can be found quenching their thirst along the waters edge. You will also get the chance to encounter San Bushmen and learn more about their unique way of life as traditional hunter-gathers as well as the chance to head out on foot with them to learn about how they have survived for so long in dry and arid conditions. This is the perfect itinerary for those in search of a trip to Botswana that offers excellent wildlife sightings and wonderful experiences at a really reasonable price.
Days 1 - 4 : Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana
Stay at Sango Safari Camp for 3 nights
Upon arrival into Maun, you will meet your pilot who will fly you to the Khwai area of the Okavango Delta where you will stay at Sango Safari Camp for the next 3 nights. Located close to the world-famous Moremi Game Reserve, Sango offers guests the opportunity to enjoy some incredible game viewing opportunities with some excellent guiding. During a stay guests can expect both day and night game drives, bush walks and even mokoro trips.
Days 4 - 6 : Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana
Stay at Oddballs' Enclave for 2 nights
After your final morning activity at Sango you will head back to the airstrip where your next light aircraft flight will be waiting for you. Your pilot will fly you over the Okavango Delta to Setari Camp where you will spend the next 2 nights. Located on a palm fringed island close to the pan handle, Setari offers year-round water and is surrounded by 7 lagoons. The camp itself comprises winding walkways which lead to tents to create a tree-house vibe. Spend your days here searching for animals, exploring the area on foot and cruising along the waterways.
Days 6 - 9 : Boteti River, Kalahari, Botswana
Stay at Meno a Kwena for 3 nights
After a final walk or mokoro ride this morning you will be flown to the Boteti River in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park where you will spend your final 2 nights at Meno a Kwena. This area of Botswana is a vast salt pan and offers a unique insight into bushman culture and the way these ancient people have lived for hundreds of years. Meno a Kwena itself offers a rustic tented stay with each tent offering incredible views over the dry Boteti Riverbed. From May to November, guests could also be lucky enough to witness the huge numbers of migrating zebra who pass through this area.
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Day 9 : Linyanti - Maun
After a final game drive this morning you will be flown by light aircraft back to Maun. Upon arrival you will be able to continue with your onward international flights home.
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From $6082 per person
International economy class flights and airport taxes from the UK
Game viewing activities as per itinerary
Internal light aircraft flights
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.