- Sub-Saharan Africa
One of the most sparsely populated countries on earth, Botswana is a largely road-less wilderness of savannahs, deserts, wetlands and saltpans.
The highlight is undoubtedly the Okavango Delta - one of the primary wildlife hotspots in all of Africa. While we know and rate the superb lodges in the Delta offering the most exclusive safari experience imaginable, the Original Travel team also know good value lodges where you can still enjoy this incredible destination to the full.
Delta aside, there is so much more to Botswana. The parts of the Kalahari that the waters of the Okavango River fail to refresh remain semi-arid but this is still the most species rich desert in the world. In just as stark and rewarding contrast are the Makgadikgadi Pans that are the size of Switzerland. 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), and huge flocks of flamingo congregate in the shallow water.
Dashing guide Ralph Bousfield leads a dignified and culturally sensitive safari with the endangered Kalahari Bushmen.
Flight time from the UK 13:15h
Time Difference GMT +2
Currency Pula BWP