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 Botswana is technically a 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, a thousand kilometres away. Wildlife and tourism employs about 45% of all the people who live in northern Botswana.

Things to look forward to in Botswana:

  • Exploring a blue-green wetland by mokoro (traditional canoe) or boat
  • Seeing wildlife big and small on game drives on open Land Rovers
  • Walking ancient paths with a guide (on request)
  • Taking in spectacular views and landscapes

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Regions Where We Operate

Why Botswana?

  • First time to Africa
  • Travelled to Africa
  • Seasoned Traveller
  • At 600 000 km, Botswana is virtually the same size as France or Texas, setting it apart from most other tourism destinations – the fact that it seems so untouched and so private.
  • Over 40% of the country has been set aside for wildlife, from the large mammals to water-loving specialties, to incredible birds.
  • 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.

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 … mekoro & boating activities
    • Great visibility in leafless woodland
    • Cooler and drier time of the year with day time temperatures rising towards October