Things to do in Botswana

Just in case we haven't been too clear, Botswana really is all about its stunning safari. It is a destination to wave goodbye to people and say hello to wildlife. If you are a horse rider you can gallop through savannah, desert, wetlands or salt pans. If horses aren't your thing then a quad bike safari will offer up a slightly different experience, without forgetting to mention the traditional Mokoro canoes as a leisurely way to game view. Then there's the elephant safari… can you imagine being able to watch wildlife from the back of an elephant as it sloshes across the Okavango waterways? For those with vertigo issues, keep your feet on solid ground while getting up close and personal with the animals on a walking safari. On a Botswana safari possibilities go beyond expectations. Here are our suggestions of the best Botswana safari holidays:

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Riding Safari Botswana

Africa > 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. Read more

Botswana Walking Safari

Africa > 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. Read more

Botswana Camping Safaris

Africa > 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. Read more

Botswana Photographic Safaris

Africa > Botswana

Botswana is arguably one of the most photogenic destinations on the planet due in no small part to the sheer diversity of its landscapes. From the lunar-like expanses and stark beauty of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans to the lush waterways of the Okavango Delta, a photographic safari in Botswana will... Read more

Private Safaris in Botswana

Africa > Botswana

Heading out into the African bush with a private guide is the ultimate safari experience. Read more

Birding Safaris in Botswana

Africa > Botswana > The Okavango Delta & Beyond

The verdant waterways of Botswana’s Okavango Delta offer arguably the ultimate bird watching safari in Africa. As the summer rains arrive in November (and carry on through to April) vast swathes of birds migrate across from the rest of Africa and even the Northern Hemisphere to the lush... Read more

Botswana Boat and Canoe Safaris

Africa > Botswana > The Okavango Delta & Beyond

The beauty of a Botswana safari is the variety of ways to view the game. A boat or canoe safari in the Okavango Delta not only provides a welcome change to the game vehicle but allows you to really appreciate the beauty of your surroundings. Read more

Kubu Island Quad Biking

Africa > Botswana > 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... Read more

Sleeping Under the Stars

Africa > Botswana > The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans

Sleeping under the vast starry skies of the Makgadikgadi Pans is an experience you will never forget. Read more

Kalahari Bushmen Safaris

Africa > Botswana > The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans

The bushmen of the Kalahari have existed for 20,000 years, seamlessly navigating the unique ecosystem that exists here, passing along survival techniques and traditions for generations to come. While many think of a safari holiday as purely being about the game, there is so much more to discover... Read more

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