Classic Botswana Safari
Visit Chobe National Park and both wet and dry camps in the Okavango Delta for a classic Botswana experience.From 7500 per person
Botswana is widely acknowledged as a secure and hospitable destination for tourists. With its stable political climate, low crime rate, and commitment to animal conservation, it offers travelers a safe and rewarding experience. This serene southern African country boasts breathtaking landscapes like the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park, where visitors can explore diverse flora and fauna with the guidance of knowledgeable safari operators. Local communities warmly embrace tourists, encouraging cultural exchanges and enhancing overall safety. However, it is always wise to stay informed about any travel advisories and to take standard safety precautions while relishing Botswana's natural splendor and friendly hospitality.Can I drink tap water in Botswana?
In short, no. Make sure you avoid drinking tap water in Botswana, it is not safe to drink. In urban areas the water is chlorinated and local people may drink it, however we very strongly advise you drink bottled water at all times. Water outside of the urban areas is contaminated. Ensure that ice cubes, drinking water and even the water for brushing your teeth is bottled. During your safari, bottled water is readily available.
We always recommend you speak to your doctor or a health professional about vaccinations and malaria tablets well in advance of your safari. There are specialist travel clinics that are trained in the area, and they can keep you up to date with the current advice as it often changes. At present, certain areas of Botswana are affected by malaria. For up to date information, please head to one of the following sites:
The official language of Botswana is English, yet most of the population also speak Setswana as well. Conversing with the locals is easily and happily done in English, your game drives and other activities will be conducted in the English too. If you need your guide to speak a language other than English, it is worth contacting us to see what we can do to help.
Travel in Botswana can be done in many ways; including combining game drives and small charter flights. The only way to reach a majority of the camps in areas such as Chobe, Okavango Delta, Central Kalahari and the Moremi Reserve is by private charter flight. Many accommodations have private landing strips on location, or just a short game drive away. Scheduled light aircraft depart from Maun and Kasane, handling all inter-camp transfers as well. These flights give you an incredible perspective on Botswana’s beautifully diverse landscapes, saves a lot of time, and can be quite a thrill.
Light aircraft usually have a luggage restriction of 15kg. Bags must be in soft, squash-able bags so they can be easily handled and fit into the aircraft. You are also allowed 5kg of hand luggage.
A Botswana safari here can be educational, inspiring and just amazing fun for all the family; however as a truly wild destination, many camps are unfenced. Children need to be of an age where they can be trusted not to run around outside alone, or at night. Our recommended age for children on safari in Botswana is 12, however there are lodges that specifically cater for families under this age - these lodges can provide you with a private vehicle, usually at extra cost. We are happy to advise you on what could be best for your family, as we know every single family is unique.