• African Elephants in the freshwater marsh, aerial view, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Botswana Holidays

For absolute luxury, incredible wildlife, and ultimate exclusivity, a Botswana holiday is your ideal destination. Renowned for its luxurious accommodation and exclusive wildlife access, it combines perfectly with other destinations on the continent such as Namibia or South Africa, or alternatively similarly high profile beach getaways such as the Seychelles or the Maldives.

Landlocked, largely unspoiled, and with one of the lowest population densities on the planet, Botswana is home to some of the most beautiful natural landscapes and extraordinary wildlife on the continent, making Botswana the jewel in the safari crown. In Botswana, visitor numbers are strictly regulated to ensure that vast tracts of the protected wilderness which collectively account for 20% of the country’s landmass, remain in pristine condition. This provides travellers with a truly authentic safari experience and a promise of real adventure. Botswana holidays are expensive, yes, but they offer the highest quality in nearly every regard.

The range of safaris on offer in Botswana is extensive and can vary from luxury tailor-made holidays hosting private individuals, couples or families, to small groups with fixed dates and departures. The best way to explore the vast wildlife concessions is by small plane or helicopter which can also be booked privately.

Elephants at sunset in Botswana

Botswana Holiday Highlights

A few key points that elevate a Botswana holiday above other African safari destinations.

Wildlife - Botswana is home to pretty much every Southern African wildlife species found on the continent. From huge elephant herds, dominating prides of lions, packs of wild dogs and more, Botswana is a safari destination that is worth investing in.

Remote wilderness - The reserves and private concessions are remote often with just one camp or lodge in its vast expanse of land. This leads to uniquely private safari experiences, elevated service levels and an all round richly rewarding safari experience.

Unique accommodation – complementing the natural environs, the lodges and camps of Botswana offer a quality experience that can be enjoyed by the adventurer, the romantic, or the family all the same.

Zarafa Camp in Botswana

Geography and Wildlife

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. This delta system creates unique individual ecosystems, or concessions, that allow for some of the best wildlife holidays in Africa.

Throughout Botswana’s parks and reserves you can find nearly every mammal species that resides in southern Africa. Huge elephant herds reside in Chobe National Park and beyond, healthy prides of lions, lonesome leopards and slender cheetahs inhabit a plethora of private reserves, cheeky meerkats scatter playfully in the Makgadikgadi Pans, and herds of wildebeest and zebra graze the grasslands.

A Botswana holiday can offer something for everyone – multi-generational getaways offering private accommodation and guides throughout, romantic breaks for honeymooners or private couples, or just pure safari enthusiasts that one to pay for some of the best wildlife viewing on the African continent.

Aerial photo of Botswana Kwedi Concession

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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.

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

We frequently monitor the social, economic and environmental impact of our travel operations to ensure our trips are sustainable and ethical.

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