Landscape of the Okavango Delta
Botswana safari holidays provide the most exclusive and spectacular wildlife and big 5 experience in Southern Africa. This unspoiled country gives you a taste of true wilderness and entices you with world class safari experiences in Botswana that challenge that of its neighboring Southern African countries. Low-impact travel is the future of tourism and Botswana is the leading destination for eco-friendly upmarket safaris. Whether you choose an Okavango Delta safari or a Chobe river safari, you can rest assured that you’re not negatively impacting the natural environment and are contributing to a culture of sustainable travel. With a Botswana safari you can experience a traditional big game wildlife safari in one of Africa’s top destinations.
From the evergreen jewel of the Okavango Delta, the heart of Botswana’s safari attractions, to the jam-packed elephant paradise of the Chobe, Botswana holiday packages offers a diverse and one-of-a-kind.
Travel further south of the delta to the far-flung stretches of the Makgadikgadi saltpans and the semi-desert grasslands of the beautiful Kalahari. You’ll be spoiled for choice with the option to go on guided game drives, nature walks, river cruises, canoe trips or explore on the backs of elephants and horses to make the most of Botswana's legendary wildlife.
Anyone who has been to Makgadikgadi would tell you that the zebra migration is one of the biggest highlights of your Botswana safari vacation if you visit the region at the right time of the year. There are a range of Makgadikgadi safari packages available that suit every traveller. The zebra migration is a spectacular sight and is unique to this corner of Botswana. This particular migration is Africa’s second largest after the Serengeti migration. It occurs in the rainy season when Makgadikgadi salt pans transform into a paradise of shallow streams, large pool-like puddles and vibrant green vistas. The Okavango Delta, fed by the Okavango River, swells each rainy season and creates a vast wetland teeming with life. The migration of some 30 000 strong zebra is a traditional journey from Makgadikgadi to Okavango Delta, in search of mineral-rich grasses, safe breeding grounds and, of course, water, creating a sight which is unforgettable and absolutely breathtaking. This little known wonder attracts small crowds, ensuring an exclusive safari experience, and is best seen from one of the Botswana luxury safari camps in the Makgadikgadi and Nxai National Parks or the Kalahari Desert, all teeming with wildlife and lush greenery during the rainy season.
The Chobe is home to Africa's largest elephant population as well as huge herds of buffalo, zebra and many antelope species, and with such abundant game, Botswana has plenty of Africa's top predators – lion, leopard, hyenas and rare wild dogs. Why not take a Chobe river safari to see the Big 5 in Botswana? Even the bird watching is incomparable with sightings including cormorants, pelicans, herons, egrets, bustards, cranes, plovers, lapwings, storks, giant kingfishers, bee eaters, and of course, the iconic African fish eagle. A boat trip along the Chobe River, a river separating Botswana and Namibia, allows you to see the animals from a different perspective and get up close and personal with crocodiles, hippos and a host of other animals coming down to the river to drink. Afterwards, enjoy the saltpans and Kalahari scrubland south of the delta. A Kalahari safari vacation gives you the opportunity to enjoy this region which is home to exceptional experiences like quad biking safaris and genuine cultural encounters with Africa’s indigenous people, the San.