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Botswana Safari Tours & Vacations

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<p>Adventure into an untamed world where famous wild animals roam thrilling landscapes and play out nature’s greatest script. With over 3,000 personalized itineraries planned to date, custom Botswana safaris introduce you to many of Africa’s most iconic experiences from the oasis of the Okavango Delta to the charismatic Chobe National Reserve and the revered Big 5. Unveil the raw beauty of the top experiences and the top tips for visiting by exploring more on our Botswana guide.</p>

Adventure into an untamed world where famous wild animals roam thrilling landscapes...

Adventure into an untamed world where famous wild animals roam thrilling landscapes and play out nature’s greatest script. With over 3,000 personalized itineraries planned to date, custom Botswana safaris introduce you to many of Africa’s most iconic experiences from the oasis of the Okavango Delta to the charismatic Chobe National Reserve and the revered Big 5. Unveil the raw beauty of the top experiences and the top tips for visiting by exploring more on our Botswana guide.

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7-Day Classic Delta Tour

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,910

From blazing campfires in Moremi Game Reserve under the starry night sky to safari drives and motorboat cruises across the pearl islands of the Okavango Delta, Botswana's beauty is yours to behold during your adventures over this tailormade 7-day tour. Discover the marvelous wilderness wonders stretching from the heart of the delta to its furthest corners, embracing safari in Botswana like never before.

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Luxury camp in Botswana
Premier Botswana Safari: Exclusive Paradise

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,865

Visit the untamed wilderness of Botswana with this 9-day luxury safari experience. This itinerary leads you from the vast salt pans of the Makgadikgadi to the lush forests, plains, and waterways of the Okavango Delta. The wildlife is abundant, and other humans are rare in these private concessions. Here, hospitality, comfort, and barefoot luxury are promised by each boutique safari camp.

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Cruising the Chobe river in Botswana aboard the Chobe Princesses by Mantis
Bucket List Botswana: Victoria Falls, Chobe, Moremi and Central Kalahari

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,226

Visiting the colossal pounding streams of the Victoria Falls and then continuing to Botswana’s breathtaking reserves, this handcrafted 11-day safari tour is bound to share many remarkable encounters with marvelous animals and vivid birdlife, among other spectacular wilderness scenes. From Chobe National Park to the Central Kalahari, explore the phenomenally diverse environments, teeming with beautiful life, that sweep across the country.

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Exclusive Okavango Land & Water Safari - Giraffe nuzzling her calf in Moremi Game Reserve
Exclusive Okavango Land & Water Safari: Jewel of Botswana

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,865

You will find the true jewel of a Botswana safari on your 9-day Okavango Delta tour over the land and water. Your exclusive luxury safari will take you on guided excursions through the canals lined with towering reeds and over captivating emerald grasslands. You can discover wildlife grazing by the waterside and bask in luxury accommodations set beneath the stars for an unparalleled experience on your Botswana safari.

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A mother and baby zebra in  Botswana.
Classic Botswana Safari: Wilderness and Wildlife

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,015

Bask in some of the best game viewing available on this accessible 9-day Botswana safari. It starts with a bang in the heart of the Okavango Delta. This seasonally flooded inland delta, with its lush plains and meandering waterways, is a protected haven for a vast array of wildlife, such as antelopes, elephants, lions, leopards, and wild dogs. Begin in the Moremi Game Reserve before transferring to Savuti and the Chobe River in Chobe National Park. This adventure gives you access to three distinct and unique environments and a variety of excellent game-viewing opportunities.

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Lioness and cubs climbing on toppled dead acacia tree in Savuti marsh in Chobe National Park, Botswana.
Photographer's Paradise: Spectacular Botswana Safari

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,795

Join like-minded explorers and amateur photographers on an exploration that captures the wild of Botswana during this 10-day mobile safari. Led by a photographer safari guide, you can experience and capture the amazing wildlife of the Okavango Delta in addition to basking in the sounds and smells of the bush from your tented camp.

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Luxury Botswana Classic: Waterways and Landscapes

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $14,295

Revel in the luxuries of Botswana’s immaculate safari resorts and cherish encounters with the wondrous wildlife inhabiting the country’s untouched reserves on this glamorous ten-day adventure along the Chobe River, within the Selinda Reserve, and across the Duba Plains Private Reserve. Every destination and activity is tailored to sharing opulence within the wilderness and will unveil the beauty of this beloved country.

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Mokoro boat safari with elephant on riverbank at Sanctuary Baines Camp in Botswana

Pristine ecosystems, untouched wilderness, and enchanting wildlife will bring your dream to life during your luxury 11-day African safari in Botswana and Zimbabwe. Travel the legendary branches of the Okavango Delta on a traditional moko in search of thirsty elephants, and then follow your private guide through the grasses of the Mana Pools for close encounters with playful wild dogs and grazing buffalo. From game drives to fishing excursions, specialist guides to opulent safari camps, your trip of a lifetime will immerse you in the unparalleled splendors of an African safari as you celebrate the spirit of the wild.

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Ultimate 8-Day Luxury Botswana Safari
Ultimate 8-Day Luxury Botswana Safari

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $10,187

Embrace the balance between exciting wildlife excursions and opulent, secluded accommodations during this 8-day luxury Botswana safari. Expert guides will help you to uncover signs of elusive wildlife. Whether listening to twittering birds on a walking safari or meeting rehabilitated elephants, this adventure allows you to experience the iconic beauty of Botswana.

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Herd of Burchell's zebras in Botswana
Botswana Family Safari: Okavango Delta & Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $8,965

Surreal landscapes and endless excitement await you on your 10-day Botswana family safari. You can cross immense salt pans on quad bikes and explore the savanna with local Bushmen, cruise along waterways searching for elephants and wind beneath the forest canopy to find sleeping leopards. Your tailored family adventure will take you deep into the wilderness to unveil the depth and wonder of Botswana.

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Leopard reclining on top of termite mound in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
Hidden Botswana: Undiscovered Safari Delights of Okavango & Kalahari

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $9,355

From walking across the Makgadikgadi salt pans with San Bushmen to a treehouse above the Okavango floodplains, this 12-day journey uncovers the safari secrets of Botswana. You’ll spend three nights at a mobile tented camp in Chobe, four days exploring the Delta on land and water, and three nights on the surreal mirage of the pans. Explore by canoe, discover the wildlife world after dark, and then complete the journey by cruising along the Zambezi River and taking in the legendary Victoria Falls.

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Guest private dining on the pool deck at Duba Plains Camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
Romantic Okavango Getaway Vacation

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $14,555

Botswana’s epic landscapes compel and confound, rolling beyond horizons with their untamed authenticity. This intimate 14-day safari adventure provides the perfect getaway; there’s the freedom to be alone in the breathtaking Okavango Delta, and the romantic luxury to elevate every experience. Three inimitable stops immerse you in a secluded world of private camps and nonstop wild game. Then iconic Cape Town and idyllic Barazuto Archipelago offer the perfect contrasts to start and end the trip.

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Beauty of Southern Africa: Highlights Tour in 13 Days

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $6,755

From elegant wine to regal lions and colorful flowers to lively penguins, discover the grandeur of the wilderness and wildlife during this 13-day Southern African highlights tour. Delight in game drives that reveal treasured sightings of the Big Five, bask in stunning panoramas that sweep across lush vineyards, witness Victoria Falls’ thundering rushing water, and indulge in the splendors of private game reserves.

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Spectacular Southern Africa Family Safari: South Africa, Zambia, and Botswana

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $9,277

Discover a wonderful mixture of wilderness, wildlife, and culture during your 15-day family African safari that takes you to South Africa, Zambia, and Botswana. Immerse your family in savannah and wild riverbanks as you search for elephants, rhinoceroses, and lions. From witnessing the roar of Victoria Falls to penguins lounging on a beach outside of Cape Town, you will build everlasting memories on your African family safari.

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Luxury Botswana Safari for Seniors: Following the Elephants

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,514

Elephants have good taste. Almost 100,000 of them march around Northern Botswana, their path coinciding with some of the continent’s best accommodations and most elegant safari experiences. This unique 9-day itinerary follows the natural movement of elephants, combining unique nature with the style and comfort demanded by the most discerning traveler. And it’s not just about elephants. Get ready for big cats, hippo pods, thunderous waterfalls, and opulent river cruises.

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Botswana Safari Honeymoon

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $9,940

Elevate a romantic getaway with this idyllic 9-day safari honeymoon. Be alone in Africa’s most beautiful wilderness, indulge in the continent’s finest secluded camps, and only share the experience with the inimitable wildlife. This itinerary offers the privacy and charm demanded by every honeymooning couple, yet it’s wonderfully blended with unforgettable experiences and an unadulterated immersion in the wild.

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Botswana Dry Season Safari

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $15,010

Botswana's heart beats to nature's seasonal rhythm, and this 11-day itinerary highlights the seasonal wonders. From June to September, the landscape is dusty and scorched, idyllic dry season conditions for game viewing. But during this time, distant rains rumble down and flood the Okavango Delta, crafting a surreal oasis of color and migrating wildlife. So on a dry season Botswana safari, you explore two distinct yet interconnected worlds, the iconic desiccated wilderness, and the lavish waterways.

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Signature Okavango Wetland Safari: June to September

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $10,473

Few natural spectacles can rival the Okavango Delta; big cats prowling on evocative floodplains, hippos yawning along lush watery channels, and elephants using their trunks as snorkels. Celebrating the very best of the 1,000th UNESCO World Heritage Site, this 13-day signature safari is handcrafted for travel from June to September, when the lush waterways provide a dreamy journey through authentic Africa. Expect mokoro canoes, exceptional accommodations, and inspiring wildlife encounters.

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Getting Lost in Botswana's Wilderness Tour: Makgadikgadi, Kalahari & Nxai Pan

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,905

Lose yourself in Botswana's beauty and gently slip into its inimitable rhythm with this 10-day safari itinerary. Botswana's immense wilderness seems to stretch on forever. There are no roads, no people, and no settlements. There are just untamed landscapes and abundant wildlife, evocative paintings and the calls of the wild. Suitably relaxed? Now watch as nature's beguiling spell slowly unfolds before your eyes.

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The Great Zebra Migration Across the Kalahari

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $8,185

Experience Africa's greatest secret with this unique 10-day immersion in Botswana's zebra migration. Approximately 30,000 sets of hooves kick up dust and splash through the floodplains as they journey south in the early months of the year. Watch the action unfold from private verandahs, get up close with walking safaris, game drive past galloping herds, and discover the chaperoning big cats. But don't go telling everyone. This surreal phenomenon is blissfully devoid of other tourists.

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African Bush Skills & Safari Adventure for Families

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $8,055

Botswana's ancient land radiates secrets. Indigenous tribes preserve traditions while wildlife perennially migrates with nature's cycles. Mystique fills these wild lands, and most can only glimpse at its complexities. This unique itinerary has been tailored to take your family closer, inspiring everyone with a mix of safari activities and bush skills. You'll learn about living life in the wilderness while also intimately discovering the iconic big game of Botswana.

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Botswana and Zimbabwe: 11-Day Diverse Habitats

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $8,575

From the jaw-dropping wildlife paradise that is Hwange National Park to the otherworldly spectacles of Victoria Falls and the sweeping scenes encompassing Chobe National Park to the breathtaking wildlife discoveries of Moremi Game Reserve, appreciate the immaculately diverse habitats spreading across Zimbabwe and Botswana on this riveting 11-day African safari. The stage is set to spotlight the continent’s rich tapestry of wilderness environments through iconic African safari experiences.

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Exclusive Okavango Safari: Premium Lodges & Unique Activities

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $15,595

This dreamy Okavango safari blends decadence with authentic wildlife experiences. Relax with soothing massage treatments while watching buffalos roam; lion prides reveal themselves on a nighttime safari, as elephants march across the Delta. Featuring private concessions, opulent camps, and unique activities, this 11-day adventure showcases why the Okavango is Africa’s most revered luxury safari destination. It’s a journey of indulgence through one of the world’s greatest wildernesses.

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Okavango Delta and White Sandy Beaches: Luxury Botswana and Seychelles in 11 Days

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $28,595

Discover the wonders of Okavango’s untouched wilderness and throw yourself into the relaxation shared across Seychelles’ breathtaking shores as you indulge in the finest experiences across the African continent. From memorable game drives showcasing the fascinating wildlife to cultural immersion in the township of Soweto and revitalizing spa therapies in the forests of Mahe Island, treat yourself to 11 days of glamor in Africa.

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Travel Tips for Your Botswana Safari
When is the best time to go on safari in Botswana?

The best time for a safari in Botswana is during the dry season, from June to September, which is winter in the Southern Hemisphere.

The dry season offers the best game viewing opportunities. Rainfall will rarely impact your safari experience, and the animals are more active. There is also greater visibility for seeing the wildlife as the trees lose their leaves and create openings in the bush. While the weather dips in the evenings, the days are mostly clear and sunny, creating the perfect conditions for game drives.

While Botswana’s winter is an excellent time of the year, it is also the most popular for safaris. To avoid the crowds, you could travel in late spring, May, or early fall, September. The Southern Hemisphere’s summer, from December to January, is an ideal time to see Botswana, from Chobe National Park to the Okavango Delta, when the greenery is flourishing.

Regardless of when you plan to go on safari in Botswana, we can help you find a time that suits your preferences, and you can use our guide on the best time to visit Botswana for inspiration.

Where should I go on safari in Botswana?

From the Okavango wetlands, a web of waterways weaving through the bush, to Chobe National Park, a safari spot with tens of thousands of elephants, Botswana’s best safari destinations offer something for every wilderness adventure. Here are our best places to visit in Botswana on safari:

  • Okavango Delta: Supporting abundant wildlife wandering the lush inland delta, the Okavango is a game-viewing paradise with unique safari experiences. From cruising the waterways by mokoro to seeing the landscape from above on an aerial safari, the Okavango Delta offers endless opportunities for adventure.
  • Moremi Game Reserve: In the heart of the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve offers access to the breathtaking wilderness from luxurious lodges and tented camps. From wetlands to floodplains, woodlands to savanna, explore the unique landscapes in search of elusive wildlife.
  • Chobe National Park: The game-viewing crown jewel of northern Botswana, Chobe National Park, offers an abundance of animal encounters in the untouched wilderness. Enormous herds of elephants roam the bush, leopards look out from lofty branches, and lions find a spot of shade beneath the trees.
Where is the Okavango Delta, and how should I experience it?

The Okavango Delta is a lush wetland area in northwestern Botswana consisting of waterways carving through the landscape and draining into the Kalahari Desert. The inland delta is a paradise for wildlife escaping the heat and wallowing in the cool waters. Visiting the delta is a surreal wilderness experience, and you can experience it in a number of unique ways.

Luxury safaris in Botswana begin and end in exquisite accommodations, from 5-star tented camps to private lodges surrounded by the wilderness. You can access the delta’s waterways from these sites in game reserves circling the Okavango wetlands. To explore the wetlands, a guide can take you along the waterways by traditional mokoro, a dugout canoe. Or, you can take a seasonal motorized boat cruise, explore on foot, or search for wildlife on a game drive.

From private cocktails and canapes in the heart of the delta to guided night drives in search of big cats, there are many sensational ways to experience the beauty of the Okavango Delta.

What are the best safari experiences in Botswana?

Explore Botswana’s Okavango Delta wetlands by mokoro, see the Big Five on private game drives, and view the landscape from above on a light aircraft safari. These are just a few highlights for your safari in Botswana. Here are some of our top things to do on safaris in Botswana:

  • Enjoy game drives and nighttime drives in search of big cats
  • Stay at luxurious tented camps in the heart of Botswana’s top reserves
  • Discover Botswana’s diverse landscapes, from the desert to the delta
  • Explore the Okavango Delta wetlands by traditional mokoro or on a sunset cruise
  • Take to the skies on an aerial safari by light aircraft to see Botswana from above
What animals can I see on a safari in Botswana?

From big cats to the entire Big Five, elusive wild dogs to hyenas, the animals in Botswana are yours to discover on Botswana safari packages. Here are some of the rare and common sightings to expect as you search the bush or cruise the Okavango Delta:

  • Lions
  • Leopards
  • Cheetahs
  • Black rhinos
  • White rhinos
  • Elephants
  • Buffalo
  • Wild dogs
  • Hyenas
  • Caracals
  • Aardvark
  • Eland
  • Hippos
  • Meerkats
What should I pack for a safari in Botswana?

When planning Botswana safari tours, we recommend packing additional essentials for a comfortable experience. Below, we share some options to consider adding to your African safari packing list when preparing for your adventure:

  • Neutral, light-colored, or beige clothing
  • Lightweight, waterproof raincoat
  • Long pants for walking safaris
  • Hiking boots or comfortable shoes for bush walks
  • Backpack
  • Camera with a zoom lens, spare batteries, and memory cards
  • Binoculars
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sun protection, including but not limited to sunscreen, hats, lip balm, and sunglasses
How safe are Botswana safaris?

Botswana safaris are safe.

Your guides will help you navigate the wilderness safely, and we encourage you to listen to their instructions and advice as you search for wild animals.

Because the Okavango Delta is a malaria risk, we advise consulting your travel doctor to discuss options to ensure you travel risk-free. Petty crime, though possible, is also very rare in Botswana’s top national parks and game reserves.

What are your most popular Botswana safari itineraries?

The best Botswana safari itinerary will take you to the top national parks and reserves to explore the wilderness and experience highlights like water safaris in the Okavango Delta. Here are our best Botswana safari itineraries, which you can customize with our travel specialists:

  • Our 7-Day Classic Delta Tour is a brief but brilliant introduction to the wonders of Botswana’s wilderness, from Moremi Game Reserve into the heart of the Okavango Delta and Shinde Private Concession.
  • For an immersive wildlife safari highlighting the wilderness, explore our Premier Botswana Safari: Exclusive Paradise which takes you to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Okavango Delta, and Linyanti Concession.

Our Bucket List Botswana: Victoria Falls, Chobe, Moremi and Central Kalahari safari brings you to Moremi, Chobe, and the Central Kalahari with an added stop in Zimbabwe to see the mighty Victoria Falls.

What else should I know about how to plan a safari in Botswana?

Explore more information in our frequently asked questions about planning a safari in Botswana and inspiration in our Botswana safari guide.

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