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Botswana

Botswana is the ultimate safari destination and one of the best wildlife-viewing countries in the world. If you’re only taking one safari in your life and you can spare no expense, Botswana is where you want to go. Images of its landscape are dominated by the spectacular Okavango Delta, a 5,000 square-mile inland river delta, but the country’s landscape is surprisingly varied. The dry Kalahari offers spectacular stargazing and fascinating cultural tours with San bushmen, while the Chobe National Park area boasts the world’s largest elephant population.

Botswana is a year-round destination, but we suggest aligning your itinerary with the Delta flow if you are most interested in water-based activities such as mokoro dugout canoe safaris. A portion of the Delta does contain water year-round, while a much larger area is part of the semi-permanent delta and is dry half of the year. Flood season runs from June through August, while the low water season is from October to April.

Continent: Africa

Aerial view of the Okavango Delta near Mombo Camp / By Dana Allen, Courtesy Wilderness Safaris

Botswana is the ultimate safari destination and one of the best wildlife-viewing countries in the world. If you’re only taking one safari in your life and you can spare no expense, Botswana is where you want to go. Images of its landscape are dominated by the spectacular Okavango Delta, a 5,000 square-mile inland river delta, but the country’s landscape is surprisingly varied. The dry Kalahari offers spectacular stargazing and fascinating cultural tours with San bushmen, while the Chobe National Park area boasts the world’s largest elephant population.

Botswana is a year-round destination, but we suggest aligning your itinerary with the Delta flow if you are most interested in water-based activities such as mokoro dugout canoe safaris. A portion of the Delta does contain water year-round, while a much larger area is part of the semi-permanent delta and is dry half of the year. Flood season runs from June through August, while the low water season is from October to April.

Continent: Africa

Best Hotels & Lodges in Botswana

We can book anything, but these are some of our favorite places to connect with nature in Botswana.

Okavango Delta, Botswana 
Duba Plains Reserve, Botswana 
Okavango Delta, Botswana 
Linyanti Reserve, Botswana 
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Botswana 
Selinda Private Reserve, Botswana 
Elephant in the Linyanti near DumaTau / Teagan Cuniffee /  Courtesy of Wilderness Safaris

Itinerary: Botswana: Desert to Delta

Botswana is the world’s premier wildlife destination, and this itinerary will give you an overview of the best wildlife the country has to offer.

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Zebra Migration / Courtesy Natural Selection Travel

Itinerary: The Other Great Migrations: Rainy Season in Southern Africa

This itinerary visits the second-largest migrations in Africa for a spectacular off-season adventure.

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North Island, Seychelles / Courtesy of North Island

Itinerary: The Ultimate African Honeymoon

This spare no expense honeymoon combines Botswana, the world’s best wildlife destination, with Seychelles, the world’s best beach destinations, into an epic trip that lasts almost three weeks.

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