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Botswana Tours & Holidays

Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays

Overview

From the parched red deserts of the Kalahari to the shimmering wetlands of the Okavango Delta, Botswana is a land of extremes. One of southern Africa’s more prosperous nations and arguably the region’s most exclusive safari destination, its contrasting landscapes are surrounded by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa.

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TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS

Whether you want to travel on one of our award-winning itineraries or build your own journey from scratch, our expert consultants will help create the perfect tour for your tastes and budget. Below are a few suggestions of the kind of trips we can offer, all of which can be tailored to you.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

TAILOR-MADE

Botswana & Zimbabwe

Enjoy a classic sub-Saharan trip including the iconic Victoria Falls; drives and canoe cruises in the Okavango Delta; big game viewing in Chobe National Park and the Linyanti Wetlands; and true safari hospitality.
9 days from A$9,444
TAILOR-MADE

Botswana In Style

This itinerary combines a mixture of traditional safari activities, game drives and cultural experiences in the wildlife-focussed destination of Botswana. The accommodation chosen places an emphasis on this.
10 days from A$12,256
TAILOR-MADE

Classic Botswana

Famed for its wildlife, this Classic Botswana itinerary is perfect for those who want a well-rounded introduction to Botswana game viewing, exploring different regions of the country highlighted for nature and wildlife.
12 days from A$14,236
TAILOR-MADE

Wild Botswana

This itinerary has a real focus on getting the most out of Botswana’s wildlife and nature with a route and accommodation perfect for spotting anything from lions and leopards to baobabs and the delta’s birdlife.
10 days from A$12,571
TAILOR-MADE

Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe

Visit three different countries and explore five national parks as you travel from the Central Highlands of Namibia to the confluence of the mighty Zambezi and end Zimbabwe’s world-famous Victoria Falls.
14 days from A$9,056

HIGHLIGHTS OF BOTSWANA

BEST EXPERIENCES

TOP PLACES TO VISIT

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Found in the heart of the immense Kalahari Desert, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve covers five million hectares of central Botswana and offers a fantastic contrast to the rest of the country. Visitors ...

Chobe National Park

The Chobe National Park is nestled along the Chobe River in Botswana and is accessed through the small town of Kasane. The area along the river is famed for its huge herds ...

Linyanti Wetlands

The Linyanti Wetlands are found to the West of the Chobe National Park and North-East of the Okavango Delta, offering a superb game viewing experience in beautiful surroundings....

Makgadikgadi Pans Region

The Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pans are found to the South-East of the Okavango Delta and are comprised of 4 principal areas. The pans are characterized by large flat expanses ...

Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is a vast expanse of channels, marshes and islands forming the world's largest inland delta system and is a haven for wildlife of all sizes. Fed by water from the highlands ...

OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY

Ultra | Tented Camp

Abu Camp, Okavango Delta

The Abu Camp is found in the Abu Concession of the Okavango Delta, offering guests access to 450,000 acres of pristine wilderness with seasonal floodplains, channels and palm islands all around. With…
Superior | Tented Camp

Camp Kalahari, Makgadikgadi Pans Region

Camp Kalahari is on the edge of the Makgadikgadi salt pans in the Kalahari Desert. The remote camp is laid out in traditional safari style with the library, lounge and dining area under thatch rooves.…
Premium | Lodge

Chobe Bakwena, Chobe National Park

Chobe Bakwena is the closest lodge to the Kazangula Ferry Crossing, just 1.5 km away, and is the first lodge one comes to when arriving into Botswana from Zambia or Zimbabwe. The secluded location and…
Premium | Lodge

Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe National Park

The famous Chobe Game Lodge is one of the original lodges in the park and its only permanent lodge. Whilst relatively large for a safari lodge with 47 rooms, the area of the lodge itself is huge, so…
Superior | Tented Camp

Haina Kalahari Lodge, Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Haina Kalahari Lodge sits on the northern fringes of the vast Central Kalahari Reserve offering a wonderful desert safari experience. Uniquely designed and impeccably run, the lodge is perfect for…
Premium | Tented Camp

Lagoon Camp, Linyanti Wetlands

Set beneath a towering grove of wild ebony and marula trees on the banks of the Kwando River, Lagoon Camp is a wonderful place to pass a few days in this game rich corner of Botswana. The views from…
Premium | Tented Camp

Pom Pom Camp, Okavango Delta

Nestled on Pom Pom Island in a private concession in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Pom Pom is a wonderful choice for visitors looking to enjoy what the delta is really about: superb game viewing in…
Premium | Tented Camp

San Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans Region

The remote and tranquil San Camp is situated on the edge of the vast and mysterious Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, the remnant of an extinct super lake that once covered most of Botswana. Turn 360 degrees and…
Luxury | Tented Camp

Tau Pan Camp, Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Tau Pan was the first permanent camp inside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, famous for its breathtaking night skies, amazing scenery and dramatic cloud formations. The camp is situated on the edge…

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WHEN TO GO

INSPIRATION

Meet the expert, Jamie

Jamie is our Sub Saharan expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

Speak to Jamie by calling
+44 (0)20 3944 6258

Venture to the Central Kalahari region to see Meerkats and get that perfect photo. Add on Victoria Falls at the start or the end to really have the trip of a lifetime.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Health and Vaccinations 

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Botswana though you should be up-to-date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Malaria is present in some parts of Botswana.  

Please note we are not medical professionals and so we highly recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments. 

Currency 

The local unit of currency in Botswana is the Botswana Pula (BWP), although USD is widely accepted in safari camps. US dollars from before 2006 are not accepted.  

To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com

Cultural Sensitivity 

On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.  

Language & Religion 

The official language is English although Setswana is widely spoken across the country. Setswana has important prefixes which relate to various concepts. ‘Bo’ refers to the country and with the largest tribe in the country being the Tswana people the country name became Botswana. The people as a whole are Batswana, ‘Ba’ referring to the people. 

70% of the country identifies them self with Christianity. There are a minority of Muslims in the country but about 20% of the population declare no religion. 

Time 

Botswana is 2 hours ahead of GMT. 

A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.  

Food and drink 

Most of the food in Botswana comes in the safari camps and is very similar to what you would eat in South Africa. They enjoy their meat, especially beef and goat, although vegetarians and those with other specific dietary needs can be catered for with advance notice. Millet and sorghum porridge are staples while other specialities include Morama (an underground tuber), Morogo (wild spinach), Kalahari truffle, all sorts of beans, and Mopane worms – grubs, which are served boiled, deep-fried or cooked.