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Botswana is a land of unparalleled natural beauty and remarkable wildlife encounters. Its national parks and scenic wonders offer an immersive experience that will leave you in awe.

Prepare to be mesmerized by the renowned Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world's largest inland deltas. This oasis in the heart of the Kalahari Desert is a sanctuary for an incredible array of wildlife. Embark on thrilling mokoro (traditional canoe) safaris, gliding through the intricate network of waterways, where you'll encounter graceful elephants, stealthy predators, and an abundance of birdlife. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the delta as you witness its ever-changing landscapes and vibrant ecosystem.

Experience the untamed wilderness of the Chobe National Park, known for its massive elephant herds and diverse wildlife. Cruise along the Chobe River, where elephants playfully spray water and hippos wallow in the shallows. Marvel at the sight of majestic lions, elusive leopards, and graceful antelopes roaming freely in their natural habitat. The park's rich biodiversity and stunning landscapes make it a true haven for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.

Discover the spellbinding Makgadikgadi Pans, a vast expanse of shimmering salt flats that seem to stretch endlessly. This surreal landscape is home to unique desert-adapted wildlife, including meerkats, brown hyenas, and migratory birds. Witness the dramatic contrast between the stark white pan and the deep blue sky, particularly during sunrise and sunset, creating a surreal atmosphere that is unlike anything you've ever seen.

Delve into the Moremi Game Reserve, a haven for wildlife and a testament to Botswana's commitment to conservation. Embark on thrilling game drives and explore the diverse ecosystems, from lush wetlands to mopane woodlands, which attract an abundance of wildlife, including elephants, lions, cheetahs, and a myriad of bird species. Experience the raw beauty of this pristine wilderness and immerse yourself in its tranquility.

Botswana is a destination that will ignite your sense of wonder and leave an indelible mark on your soul.  If you have your sights set on exploring the wonders of Botswana, we are here to assist you in planning your ultimate adventure.


Where can I go on safari in Botswana?

Botswana offers several excellent safari destinations known for their abundant wildlife and pristine natural landscapes. Here are some of the top safari destinations in Botswana:

Okavango Delta: The Okavango Delta is one of Botswana's most renowned safari destinations. It is a vast inland river delta that transforms the arid landscape into a thriving oasis of lush vegetation and waterways. Explore the delta on mokoro (traditional canoe) or motorized boat safaris to witness an incredible variety of wildlife, including elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and numerous bird species.

Chobe National Park: Located in northern Botswana, Chobe National Park is known for its large elephant herds, especially along the Chobe River. Enjoy game drives or take a boat safari to witness incredible wildlife encounters, including elephants, lions, buffalos, giraffes, and a wide range of birdlife.

Moremi Game Reserve: Situated within the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve is a diverse and picturesque wildlife haven. It offers a mix of dry land, floodplains, and waterways, attracting a rich array of wildlife. Explore the reserve on game drives and witness predators such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs, as well as herds of antelopes, zebras, and other fascinating animals.

Savuti: Located in the southern part of Chobe National Park, Savuti is renowned for its predator sightings, particularly lions, hyenas, and cheetahs. The area is also known for its dramatic landscapes and the famous Savuti Marsh, which attracts a wide variety of wildlife, especially during the dry season.

Central Kalahari Game Reserve: For a unique safari experience, consider visiting the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the largest reserve in Botswana. This vast wilderness offers a glimpse into the remote and untouched landscapes of the Kalahari Desert. Witness the remarkable adaptations of desert-adapted wildlife, including lions, meerkats, oryx, and wildebeest.

Need help deciding where to go on safari? Talk to our Destination Specialists who can give you expert personalised advice.

Is it safe to visit Botswana?

Botswana is generally considered a safe and stable country for travelers. It has a reputation for being one of the safest countries in Africa. The government of Botswana places a strong emphasis on tourism and visitor safety, and the country has a low crime rate compared to many other destinations.

What currency is used in Botswana?

The currency of Botswana is the Botswana Pula (BWP). When you visit Botswana, it's advisable to have some Botswana Pula in cash for smaller expenses, such as local markets or smaller establishments that may not accept credit cards. You can exchange foreign currency for Botswana Pula at banks, authorized foreign exchange bureaus, or at some hotels. Major credit and debit cards are widely accepted in larger hotels, lodges, restaurants, and shops in urban areas.

When is the best time to visit Botswana?

Botswana offers incredible wildlife and nature experiences year-round, so the best time to visit depends on your personal preferences and priorities.

Dry Season (May to October):
The dry season is generally considered the best time to visit Botswana, particularly for wildlife viewing. From May to October, the weather is mostly dry, and the vegetation becomes sparse, making it easier to spot wildlife congregating around water sources. The temperatures are generally mild to warm, with cooler nights. This period also aligns with the peak safari season, attracting visitors from around the world. However, it's worth noting that the popular areas can get crowded, and rates may be higher during this time.

Wet Season (November to April):
The wet season in Botswana brings occasional rainfall and lush greenery. While it is the low season for tourism, there are still unique experiences to enjoy. From November to February, temperatures can be high, especially during the day, but this period offers excellent birdwatching opportunities as migratory birds arrive. The landscapes transform, and some areas become waterlogged, creating picturesque scenes. The wet season is also a great time for photography, as the skies can be dramatic with stunning cloud formations.

Shoulder Seasons:
The shoulder seasons of April and November can offer a balance between fewer crowds and favorable weather conditions. April, in particular, is known for its pleasant temperatures and a mix of green landscapes and clear skies. November can be a transition period, with sporadic rains and wildlife starting to disperse as water sources become more available.

What language is spoken in Botswana?

The official language of Botswana is English. It is widely spoken and understood throughout Botswana, especially in urban areas, tourist destinations, and among the younger generation.

In addition to English, Setswana is the national language of Botswana. Setswana, also known as Tswana, is spoken by the majority of the population as their first language. It is the language used in everyday communication between Batswana (the people of Botswana) and is an integral part of the country's cultural heritage.

When visiting Botswana, most people in the tourism industry, including guides, lodge staff, and locals in popular tourist areas, will be able to communicate in English. However, learning a few basic greetings and phrases in Setswana can be appreciated and can help you connect with the local people on a more personal level.

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