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.

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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

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
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
The Okavango Delta & Beyond

The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Botswana

The Okavango Delta in Botswana is one of the world’s most extraordinary wilderness areas.

Where to go

The Okavango Delta & Beyond
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
Linyanti Bush Camp, luxury camp in Botswana

Linyanti Bush Camp

The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Linyanti Bush Camp is a small and intimate tented camp besides the Linyanti marshes in a private reserve bordering the western boundary of Chobe in the Chobe Enclave.

Where to stay

Linyanti Bush Camp
Tent at Khwai Tented Camp, luxury camp in Botswana

Khwai Tented Camp

The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Khwai Tented Camp is a private, community-run, concession on the eastern border of the Moremi Game Reserve along the river Khwai.

Where to stay

Khwai Tented 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
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
Botswana Adventure

Botswana Adventure

Botswana

Botswana offers a truly unique experience. It is a perfect destination for those in search of a real African adventure and for those with a longing to recreate the original African safari.

What to do

Botswana Adventure
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
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
Riding Safari Botswana

Riding Safari Botswana

Botswana

Botswana was the birthplace of riding safaris, with the perfect combination of terrains to tackle. Do you want to ride through savannah, desert, wetlands or salt pans? The choice is yours.

What to do

Riding Safari Botswana

Travelling for us is not only a matter of price but also trust, and we are really happy with the way you work and deal with us. You have been very helpul and also honest about all the possibilities.

Juan

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