Why Botswana holidays and safaris are truly unique

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 making Botswana holidays the ultimate in luxury. 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. Botswana holidays are the pinnacle of any African safari enthusiasts career.

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.

Botswana safari reviews

  • It was amazing. The mobile safari was wonderful, staying in lovely camp sites, even though Moremi Game Reserve was severely flooded, but that added to the experience! Khwai was great and Savuti was abundant with wildlife. At the end of the mobile safari we headed to Selinda for 3 days which was stunning. The highlight was witnessing a leopard kill an impala pright in front of our vehicle, just 2 metres away. We had the most fantastic time.

    Botswana Camping Safari

    5 out of 5
  • We had a fantastic time on safari in Botswana, staying at Xakanaxa, Kwando Lebala and Xudum Ldoge before finishing with a stay at the Stanley Safari Lodge in Zambia to view (and fly over) Victoria Falls. The accommodation was excellent and the guides were always very knowledgeable, polite and entertaining. Were we amazed at how close were able to get to so many beautiful (and potentially dangerous) animals. All of the transport links worked out very well and we were well treated by pilots, drivers and everyone associated with all of our accommodation.

    Tailor-made Botswana Safari

    5 out of 5
  • It's been an amazing experience and adventure. My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at Victoria Falls and Bostwana. We felt that Natural World Safaris worked with us to build a tailor-made itinerary that suited what we were looking for. The highlights would include meeting and socialising with like-minded people on safari, from guides to camp employees and travellers. Communication was also fantastic throughout, both Oliver and Gabriella were prompt to respond to my queries and were extremely helpful. This also extends to Lauren, the invoicing process was easy to understand and straightforward. I've found the Vamoos app was the best idea and proved very helpful for offline access to all the details of the trip when needed. Thank you so much.

    Tailor-made Botswana & Victoria Falls Safari

    5 out of 5
  • Our trip couldn't have been better! We were very satisfied with a very personalised planning process. Oliver Greenfield was wonderful to work with.

    Tailor-made Botswana Safari

    5 out of 5
  • Hector and Julius at Lebala found a pack of wild dogs, our main reason for this safari. This was our 4th holiday to try and find them and these two did for us. It was a most wonderful feeling sitting in the van surrounded by the dogs.

    Tailor-made Botswana Safari

    4 out of 5
  • Our trip went extremely smoothly. Everything happened flawlessly- on time and no surprises.

    Tailor-made Botswana Safari

    4 out of 5
  • Excellent. All camps were different but exciting in their own way. Our guides were amazing. All transfers were perfect with a representative waiting for us at every stop along the way.

    Tailor-made Botswana & Zimbabwe Safari

    5 out of 5
  • Arabella took time at the outset to understand our needs and our budget. She was able to answer all our questions through her own personal knowledge.

    Tailor-made Botswana Safari

    4 out of 5
  • The variety of experiences, the wonderful Okavango and Kalahari, the friendly staff and the faultless organisation of a trip involving numerous changes of location… Peter would have liked open-topped vehicles to aid photography but the height off the ground was otherwise good for viewing.

    Tailor-made Botswana Safari

    4 out of 5
  • For the amount of input and information we gave you….you did a fantastic job for us! Thank you so much. To have everything handled so smoothly both prior to our holiday and when we were there to me was a miracle and amazing! We felt so lucky to see so many animals in their own environment and were thrilled to see both leopard and lion cubs. The lion cubs took our breath away they were so beautiful.

    Tailor-made Botswana Safari

    4 out of 5
  • Just a quick note to thank you for the best holiday of my life. We have just got home and my eyes are welling up with tears just thinking about it. It was truly magical especially Kwando lagoon where we had the best guide ever who made our stay. Everything was perfect and I want to go back tomorrow! Thank you so much I will remember it forever. And thank you for all your special extra touches – what can I say other than above my wildest expectations. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Tailor-made Botswana Safari

    5 out of 5
  • We organized our flights ourselves. The trip as organized by NWS went flawlessly. There were many transfers and pickups and we were met courteously and on time- everytime. The rest of the safari in terms of the camps was excellent. No advice from us apart from keep doing what you are doing. The customer service was outstanding in every possible way.

    Delta, Wildlife & Waterfalls Safari

    5 out of 5
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DESIGNING YOUR BOTSWANA holiday

Numerous enthralling multicentre 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. 


A Botswana safari means different things to different people, explore vast landscapes, see incredible wildlife, spend time with family or loved ones, and enjoy pure safari luxury.

Landscapes & Wildlife of Big Cat Country

In excess of twice the size of the UK and lying 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 safari holidays 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.

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 Botswana honeymoon, a family holiday, or even just heading out alone to capture some beautiful photos.

Each accommodation, as well as each safari we design, has that something just that little bit different to the next, making Botswana safari holidays truly unique.

GREAT for families

Shinde Camp offers a fantastic family program where you camp out, learn how to cook patties, understand the difference between lion and giraffe poo, and do some star gazing!

A lot of camps have family tents which are perfect for giving you that extra bit of space and being in private concessions means you won't have to worry about your children disturbing anyone.

Botswana is a great option for families, and allows younger generations to get up close to the bush and really understand the plains for Africa.

Why book with us

We are destination specialists

Our team of specialists have extensive on-the-ground knowledge and have all lived, guided or explored in great detail the destinations that they sell. They will design your journey around you, at the right place at the right time.

We are wildlife specialists

As a leading specialist operator we have excellent partnerships with naturalists and conservationists. We know our wildlife and do what we can to preserve its natural habitat.

We really care about our destinations

At Natural World Safaris we frequently monitor the social, economic and environmental impact of our travel operations to ensure we are at the forefront of a sustainable and ethical tourism industry. 

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