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Botswana Safari Holidays

Botswana is Africa's most exclusive destination for good reason. With a conservation strategy based on high-end, low-volume tourism, camps and lodges are small and intimate. Almost 30% of Botswana's land is a protected area and the country's commitment to its wildlife is unsurpassed; being home to some of the world's most endangered species such as the African wild dog and striking black maned lions, as well as more unusual species such as the elusive aardvark, brown hyena and aardwolf. Listen out at night for the saw-like grunt of a leopard or the deep bone trembling roar of lions, and explore some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.

The Botswana Safari Experience

  • Explore the waterways by boat cruise in a mokoro, a traditional wooden, dug-out canoe and glide silently through the Okavango Delta and Linyanti regions for eye-level wildlife encounters.
  • Take to the skies on a helicopter flight over the remote islands of the northern Okavango Delta and appreciate the sheer diversity of the country.
  • Learn about conservation work in Botswana with world-renowned researchers.
  • Experience the spectacular migration of zebra and wildebeest, the second biggest in Africa
  • Explore the Kalahari on foot alongside authentic Zu/’hoasi Bushmen

Why Natural World Safaris for your Botswana Safari?

Natural World Safaris has a long-established pedigree in Africa, starting in 2005 after our CEO and Founder Will Bolsover had spent many years guiding on the continent. We maintain close relationships with our partners on the ground, from lodge owners to frontline conservationists, affording our clients exclusive access and opportunities. Our safaris are meticulously planned to be seamless in terms of quality and service, with wildlife remaining our primary focus.

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How much does Botswana cost?

A bespoke tailor-made Botswana safari holiday is one of the most luxurious experiences on offer, we recommend a starting price of £7,000 per person. If you are looking to stay in some of the most iconic, award-winning luxury camps you'll need to increase the budget to £18,000 per person for a 10-day safari.

When to Go to Botswana?

A great time to visit Botswana is during the dry season between May and October when game viewing is at its peak and the weather is generally dry and cooler. Wildlife congregates around water sources, making it easier to spot during game drives. Read more on when to visit Botswana.

Where to Stay in Botswana?

Enjoy our specially curated accommodation selection that seamlessly blends luxury with the raw beauty of the African wilderness. Discover our Top 10 Best Botswana Safari Lodges.

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Botswana Safari Holidays FAQs

What languages are spoken in Botswana?

The official language 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.

How do I get around in Botswana?

You will reach most of the camps in areas such as Chobe, Okavango Delta, Central Kalahari and the Moremi Reserve by private charter flight. Scheduled light aircraft depart from Maun or Kasane, and many accommodations have private landing strips on location, or just a short game drive away. These flights save a lot of time and give you an incredible perspective on the beautifully diverse landscapes of Botswana. Please note that light aircraft usually have a luggage restriction of 15kg,

Is Botswana good for families?

A Botswana safari can be educational, inspiring and just amazing fun for all the family. Bear in mind that as a truly wild destination, many camps are unfenced and 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 is 12, but there are lodges that cater for families under this age. We are happy to advise you on what could be best for your family, as we know every single family is unique.

Is Botswana Safe for Travelers?

With its stable political climate, low crime rate, and commitment to animal conservation, Botswana is widely acknowledged as a secure and safe destination. Local communities warmly embrace tourists and encourage cultural exchanges.

Can you drink tap water?

Make sure you avoid drinking the tap water as it is not safe. In urban areas the water is chlorinated and local people may drink it, however we very strongly advise you to 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.

Do I need vaccinations or malaria tablets?

At present, certain areas in Botswana are affected by malaria. 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. For up to date information, please head to one of the following sites: In the UK - Fit for Travel & In the USA - CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention)