Landlocked, largely unspoiled and with one of the lowest population densities on the planet, Botswana is home to some of the most stunning geographical settings and most extraordinary wildlife on the continent. Here, visitor numbers have been regulated to ensure that vast tracts of the protected wilderness terrains which collectively account for 20% of the country’s land mass, stay in pristine condition. This provides the visitor with a truly authentic safari experience and a promise of real adventure.
In excess of twice the size of the UK and laying at altitudes ranging from 900 to 1,300 metres, Botswana is primarily made up of the harsh salt pans and the luscious inland delta system of the Okavango River, which creates unique ecosystems that allow for some of the best wildlife safaris in Africa. These ecosystems make up National Parks such as Chobe and the Okavango Delta which are once again divided into a variety of other reserves and private concessions throughout the country. Throughout Botswana’s parks and reserves you can find nearly every mammal species found throughout the whole of southern Africa; from huge herds of elephants and buffalo (Chobe National Park), healthy prides of lions, lonesome leopards and slender cheetahs, to playful meerkats in the Makgadikgadi Pans and herds of wildebeest and zebra. And it’s not just wildlife that you will find in Botswana, the UNESCO world heritage site of Tsodilo Hills and the hunter-gatherer San Bushmen population add to the cultural richness of the country.
Reserves & Concessions
Each area of the country has its own individual character which is reflected in the luxurious lodges and camps available, which have been expertly designed to complement the beautiful natural surroundings. Varying in standard, we try to blend the ideal standard of accommodation with the best Botswana safari opportunities to maximise your experience, whether you are planning a romantic honeymoon, a family holiday, or even just heading out alone to capture some beautiful photos. The reserves and private concessions are remote, often with just one camp or lodge in its vast expanse of land. This leads to very private experiences and secluded accommodation, each with something just that little bit different to the next.
The range of potential itineraries to offer is extensive and includes luxury tailor-made holidays catering to specific requirements and small group Botswana safaris with set itineraries and departures, or even family safaris. The majority of journeys are also taken by light aircraft which add that extra dimension of excitement to your itinerary. Numerous enthralling multi-centre combinations exist, including twinning the dramatic elephant herds of Chobe with the waterways of the Delta or the luxury of Chief's Island and the dramatic Victoria Falls of Zambia with the wildlife of the Okavango Delta and the Garden Route of South Africa. Due to the remoteness of Botswana’s reserves, prices may often appear more expensive than other safaris in Africa, but with this premium comes an assurance that you will be visiting some of the world’s most original wildlife destinations that are sure to impress.
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