Botswana Holidays: An Overview

One of the most sparsely populated countries on earth, Botswana is a largely road-less wilderness of savannahs, deserts, wetlands and saltpans. This makes it ideal for safari holidays, with the Okavango Delta being an undisputed highlight.

Ra, Louise Fitzgerald and Fee are here to help give you the inside track.

Why we think you’ll love it

  • The variation of the landscapes and safaris on offer - the contrasting vistas on the journey from the Makgadikgadi Pans to the Okavango Delta are unparalleled.
  • Silent boat safaris through the Delta waterways, known as mokoro trips, are an alternative and memorable way to spot wildlife - as are the epic riding safaris.
  • We can arrange quad bike safaris across vast salt pans in the dry season, and in the rainy season there is an annual zebra and wildebeest migration to follow (with expert guides, of course).
  • Learn more and find out when to go in our in-depth guide
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Our guides really are the best in the business - Super, who was my guide to the Makgadikgadi Pans whilst staying at Jack's, was amazing.

Ra, Original Traveller

A note on price

Skinted: Three nights in the Makigadikgadi Pans and three in the Delta (low season), plus international flights, will cost you around £6,000. Minted: a ten-day luxury Botswana safari holiday consisting of three nights in the Pans, three nights in the Delta and three nights further north, in the Linyanti, will cost more like £12,000. Learn more about our pricing

Top picks for Botswana

Kubu Quad Biking

Kubu Quad Biking

The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans

Quad biking is just one way to experience a Botswana safari, and by far one of the most exhilarating. Our five night departure includes two nights under the stars on Kubu Island, and we recommend combining it with three nights at either Jack’s Camp, San Camp or Camp Kalahari to make the most of a quad biking adventure.

What to do

Kubu Quad Biking
Private dining at Vumbura Plains Camp, luxury camp in Botswana

Vumbura Plains Camp

The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Located in the northern tip of the Okavango Delta, Vumbura Plains comes high in the style stakes, and is also home to a multitude of wildlife.

Where to stay

Vumbura Plains Camp
Pom Pom Camp, luxury camp in Botswana

Pom Pom Camp

The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Located within the Matsebe concession in Botswana’s Okavango delta, Pom Pom Camp boasts a permanent lagoon surrounded by miles of reeds, where hippos are regular features.

Where to stay

Pom Pom Camp
Botswana Walking Safari

Botswana Walking Safari

Botswana

For those with even the slightest active inclination, walking safaris are one of the best ways to see the great wildlife of Botswana. Get up close and personal with the animals, never missing a sight. Original Travel know the best of the best guides who make the experience all the more wonderful.

What to do

Botswana Walking Safari
Family at a 'Dead' Termite Mound at Young Explorers Delta Safari Camp, luxury camp in Botswana

Young Explorers Delta Safari Camp

The Okavango Delta & Beyond

The ultimate bush bonding experience, this ingenious safari adventure is specially designed to offer families the opportunity to discover the wonders of the African wilderness together.

Where to stay

Young Explorers Delta Safari Camp
Mobile Tented Safaris

Mobile Tented Safaris

Botswana

Donate your roll mats to the boy scouts, forget deflating air mattresses and expect a hot shower at the end of the day. When it comes to mobile camping, boy do they know how to do it on a Botswana camping safari.

What to do

Mobile Tented Safaris
Camp fire at Lebala Camp, luxury camp in Botswana

Lebala Camp

The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Lebala means ‘wide open spaces’ in Setswana and the scenery is dominated by vast plains with scattered palms and tree clumps backed by wooded savannah.

Where to stay

Lebala Camp
Camp exterior at night at Little Kwara Camp, luxury camp in Botswana

Little Kwara Camp

The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Little Kwara Camp is situated on a tree-covered island in a private concession sharing a boundary with the Moremi Game Reserve.

Where to stay

Little Kwara Camp
Zafara camp, luxury camp in Botswana

Zarafa Camp

The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Zarafa Camp is located on the fringes of Zibadianja Lagoon in northern Botswana’s 320,000 acre Selinda Reserve.

Where to stay

Zarafa Camp
The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans

The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans

Botswana

Botswana's Kalahari is a semi-arid desert and the most species rich in the world.

Where to go

The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans
Dining at the camp verandah at Selinda Camp, luxury camp in Botswana

Selinda Camp

The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Selinda Camp is located along the banks of the Selinda Spillway, a wildlife haven in Botswana’s vast 320 000 acre Selinda Reserve.

Where to stay

Selinda Camp
The terrace at night at Mombo Camp, luxury camp in Botswana

Mombo Camp

The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Located in the heart of the Okavango Delta, within the Moremi Game Reserve, the area surrounding Mombo Camp is home to large concentrations of both plains game and predators.

Where to stay

Mombo Camp

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