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Botswana Safaris

Botswana is a wonder and magnificent safari destination, also home to some of the world's most distinctive landscapes and ecosystems. The Kalahari Desert, which covers a large portion of southern Africa, covers the majority of the nation. Another noteworthy feature is the Okavango Delta. Filled with wildlife, this is the largest inland delta in the world. Another noteworthy location is the Chobe National Park. It is one of the most well-liked tourist spots in Botswana and is the home of many elephants.
Botswana ought to be at the top of your list of destinations if you're searching for a place to disconnect from the outside world and spend time in the wild.

Wildlife safaris.
One of the most popular safari locations in Africa is Botswana, which offers a variety of landscapes, including lush delta grasslands, forests, and deserts, as well as a wide variety of animal and bird species that can be observed during game drives. Tourists can witness the Big Five Mammals (lions, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, and leopards) in Botswana. Along with the Big Five Mammals, the nation is home to a wide range of animal and bird species and breathtaking viewpoints at locations like the Chobe River, Savute, Moremi, Okavango, Central Kalahari, and others.

Botswana is a fantastic destination for safaris, with its intricate network of waterways supporting a vast array of flora and fauna that provide year-round game viewing. Covering 15,000 sq. km, this labyrinth of lagoons and small islands is a haven for wildlife, including rare antelope like lechwe and the shy sitatunga, as well as birds (a favorite spot for birdwatchers). While Botswana continues to be one of the best places in Africa to see African wild dogs, other predators like lions and leopards are also common.
A safari in the delta is complemented to the south by the Makgadikgadi Pans and the Kalahari Desert. The desert landscapes offer visitors unique experiences like quad biking, walking with the bushman, and getting up close and personal with habituated meerkats. They are also home to rare desert-adapted species like brown hyena.

Walking safaris.
Walking safaris are a well-known feature of Botswana. In Botswana, walking safaris are available in numerous national parks and reserves, such as the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the Okavango Delta, and the Linyanti Concession. They are always accompanied by skilled and informed guides who will lead you on a guided walk through the forests while pointing out animal tracks, scat and other indicators.
Over a walking safari, the emphasis is on the smaller creatures and plants that make up the ecosystem. Your guides will provide you with a thorough overview of the intricate web of life in the African bush by pointing out various bird species, reptiles, insects, and plant life. Large animals will likely be seen, but they will keep their distance from people on foot, in contrast to game drives where wildlife is accustomed to cars and does not view them as a threat.
Small groups typically no larger than six or eight enjoy walking safaris in Botswana, guaranteeing a safe and individualized experience. A variety of walking safari options are available to visitors, ranging from the most popular short walks in Botswana that last a few hours to multi-day hikes that include overnight camping. These hikes are frequently combined with other safari activities like game drives, boat cruises, and mokoro rides (traditional dugout canoe rides).

Boat cruise safaris.
Taking a boat cruise on Chobe River is the ideal way to experience everything that a Botswana safari vacation has to offer. All Chobe boat trips begin and end in the town of Kasane, which is adjacent to the Chobe National Park. There are regular departures in the morning and afternoon. A vast variety of wildlife can be seen up close and personal in the well-known Chobe National Park. Massive herds of animals regularly visit the islands and the river to gorge on the lush new grass.
A large herd of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) and buffalos are being observed by a group of safari tourists in a boat. In Botswana, Africa, lies the Chobe National Park.
Buffalos and a large herd of African elephants encountered on a Boat safari.
Hippos and crocodiles are common sights on Chobe Boat cruises because they enjoy sunbathing near the water. Safari visitors to Botswana can also witness giraffes, buffalo, Puku and lechwe antelopes, and other plains animals. Perhaps you will even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a leopard or lion. A cruise on the Chobe is also highly popular for birding safaris, as the Chobe National Park itself is home to over 460 different bird species.

Village cultural tours.
Botswana has historically been a very peaceful country with a diverse population living side by side. It may appear to be an unfavorable location to look for any of Africa's greatest cultural experiences, though, as the small population may indicate limited chances for cross-cultural exchange.
If you look closely, Botswana offers some fascinating cultural experiences.
The dispersed communities of hunter-gatherers known as Bushmen, or the San, are among the most fascinating groups for outsiders to visit.
The San people of Africa have a semi-nomadic lifestyle and a distinct culture from most other African tribal groups. Numerous camps provide excellent Bushmen walks, led by real San trackers who are delighted to impart their extensive knowledge of the bush to you. It's an exceptional chance to get a real insight into the zoology, geology and anthropology of the places they call home.
If you want more, then ask us about a luxury mobile safari that enables you to spend much more time with Bushmen and experience their culture and traditions, living near to them in their village.

Mokoro (Okavango delta) safaris.
With something new to discover around every corner, mokoro safaris are an excellent way to learn about the Okavango as an ecosystem, including the flora found in the waterways and the wildlife that calls it home.

Savouring the tranquilly and breathtaking splendour of the Okavango is the essence of a mokoro ride. The intricacies of the region, like how the delta functions and how it supplies food and water to one of the planet's highest concentrations of wildlife, will be covered in detail by your guide. While big game viewing is not nearly as popular as it is for other activities, it is still a must-do experience. Canoeing is perhaps the best way to see this water world of palm-fringed islands and floodplains dotted with lilies.

Because it is the only opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Africa's most beautiful bird species, like the malachite kingfisher, among many others, these trips are especially well-liked by birdwatchers.

The sole World Heritage Site in Botswana is definitely worth seeing. With rock art that dates back at least 100,000 years, the Tsodilo Hills have one of the highest densities of Bushmen art anywhere in the world. Known as “The Louvre of the Desert,” this rocky outcrop rises 1400 metres above the rolling plains of the Kalahari. Although it receives little traffic, it is well worth the effort.

Mobile camping.
Mobile camping safaris are a "back-to-basics" way of experiencing an African traditional safari, perfect for the more daring traveler.
As safari camps become more lavish, we discover that a growing number of tourists are eager to experience the authentic essence of safari instead of the cut glass, plush towels, and butler service.

Revert to ground camping with the proper bush surrounding you, dust in your hair, and leave the luxurious tents behind. The world-famous Okavango Delta, a pristine wilderness of meandering channels and flood plains teeming with game, is one of Botswana's most beautiful and diverse regions. Other highlights include the grassy plains of Nxai Pan and the Makgadikgadi, an ancient salt pan the size of Switzerland, and the wild and ancient Kalahari Desert.

More than just checking off the Big Five and almost 600 bird species are available in Botswana thanks to its unmatched game viewing opportunities and remarkable natural diversity. A mobile safari over a traditional lodge offers a genuinely immersive and transformative experience; this is the authentic African camping safari.

Night game drives.
In Botswana, night game drives offer some of the most spectacular and unique sightings; it's an experience you won't soon forget! A night game drive in Botswana is a time when the ancient fears rise to the surface, a time when our DNA trembles to the thought of when we were part of the natural world and were considered easy prey, but you can experience the dramas of the night from the safety of a safari vehicle.

Spotlights are installed on night drive vehicles so that the animals can be seen as they search the bush. It's easy to feel like the prey when your only source of vision is your torch. A lion kill might be witnessed, but night safaris usually focus on smaller animals like bush babies, genets, and small cats that are rarely spotted during the day.