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.
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Best for: Highlights, Wildlife, Spectacular scenery
With waterways, grasslands and incredible views, the Okavango Delta is a place like no other. From game drives to peaceful mokoro trips, this express itinerary allows you to enjoy all the sights, sounds and delights the Delta has to offer.
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As a wildlife haven, the Okavango Delta offers a completely different safari experience that you won't find anywhere else. This six day itinerary focuses on this incredible area and with the range of activities at both camps, you'll be sure to fill every day with adventure and excitement. While the incredible views from both camps may entice you to spend a day relaxing, the alternative is one not to be missed. You will go on game drives, walking safaris and mokoro trips to explore the vast Delta and spend your time spotting animals like lions, elephants, hippos, and hundreds of different types of birds. After a safari in the Delta, you won't want to go anywhere else!
Day 1 : London - Johannesburg - Maun
Today your holiday will begin with an overnight flight to Johannesburg. On arrival you will have a short lay-over before your next flight to Maun in Botswana.
Days 1 - 4 : Okavango Delta, Botswana
Stay at Kanana Camp for 3 nights
On arrival into Maun International Airport you will be met and transferred by light aircraft to the Okavango Delta. You will be met by a game vehicle at the airstrip which will transfer you to Kanana Camp where you will spend the next three nights with all food, drinks and activities included.
Located on the Xudum River in the southwest Okavango, you will marvel at the views and the amount of wildlife and plants surrounding camp. Kanana's location within a private concession means there's a variety of activities focusing on the rising and falling water levels of the Okavango Delta. Early morning and late afternoon game drives are one of the best ways to explore the area and spot game, while a mokoro or boat trip offers a completely different tranquil experience. Alternatively, you could also go on a guided walk with an experienced guide to show you the area on foot, where some amazing birdlife can be seen. With a wide range of activities, you won't get bored!
Days 4 - 7 : Okavango Delta, Botswana
Stay at Shinde for 3 nights
This morning you will be game driven back to the airstrip and transferred by light aircraft to Shinde, located in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta. You will spend the next three nights at Shinde with all food, drinks and activities included throughout your stay.
Ideally located to offer both intimacy and a sense of remoteness, Shinde sits on the edge of a lagoon with spectacular views overlooking the water from the main area's raised treehouse decking.
Each tent has been strategically positioned to offer splendid views, and a range of activities provides the perfect excuse to delve deeper into the Delta to explore. Game drives in comfortable vehicles offer a chance to explore the grasslands, and mokoro or powerboat trips the chance to explore the aquatic habitat. You could spend every morning and afternoon exploring the Delta and seeing what wildlife it has to offer!
Day 7 : Maun - Johannesburg - London
Today is your last day, and after a short light aircraft transfer back to Maun International, you will catch your connecting flight to Johannesburg. After a short layover you will take an overnight flight back to London where your holiday will end.
When to go
Botswana’s winter is during our British summer, and the weather is hot during the day, but it isn't a stifling heat, and cold at night. The summer months (British winter) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
From $5063 per person
A donation to Bana Ba Letsatsi
All meals and drinks
Activities as per the 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.