Botswana with Wilderness Safaris

Unique wildlife of delta and desert

Situated in the centre of southern Africa, Botswana lies at about 950 metres above sea level and more than 600 kilometres from the nearest coast. The country’s most striking features are its flatness and aridity. With the exception of the eastern part of Botswana – where the great majority of Batswana live and where the summer rainfall is slightly higher – three-quarters of the country constitutes the Kalahari Desert. This is what makes for its most remarkable aspect: The Okavango Delta is a wetland within a desert, receiving its waters from rain falling in central Africa, 1000 km away.

Things to look forward to in Botswana:

  • Seeing great and small uniquely-adapted wildlife in diverse habitats on game drives
  • Exploring a blue-green wetland by mokoro (traditional canoe) or boat
  • Walking ancient paths through the desert with a Bushman
  • Taking in spectacular views and landscapes

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Why Botswana?

  • First time to Africa
  • Travelled to Africa
  • Seasoned Traveller
  • Natural riches, a low human population density, a visionary government and the highest GDP per capita on the African continent have combined to make Botswana perhaps the most rewarding country in Africa in which to experience a big game safari.
  • Over 40% of the country has been set aside for wildlife, from the large mammals to water-loving specialties, to incredible birds.
  • The importance of visitors and tourism to the sustainability of these areas cannot be overstated: Wildlife and tourism employs some 45% of all the people who live in northern Botswana.

Seasonality

  • Nov
  • Dec
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Green Season Highlights

    • Excellent game concentrations in Central Kalahari
    • Time of abundance … births, babies and breeding (+ predators)
    • Summer bird migrants present in breeding plumage
    • Excellent photographic opportunities … great light, colour and subject matter
  • Transition Season Highlights

    • Moderate climate with a mix of the green and dry seasons including the dynamics of a change in season
  • Dry Season Highlights

    • Diminished water availability results in high game concentrations and density
    • Peak inundation in the Okavango - perfect time for mokoro and boating activities
    • Great visibility in leafless woodland
    • Cooler and drier time of the year with day time temperatures rising towards October