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Botswana is known for her wonderfully winding waterways - a sight you'll appreciate on the many light aircraft you will take while travelling here. 

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‘This is my territory!’ – a hippo showing its force by showing its enormous jaws.

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Witness zebras in their thousands running across the dusty plains during the migration at Makgadikgadi Pans.

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The traditional mekoro – the ultimate safari craft of the Okavango.

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Enjoy unforgettable sundowners in privacy and style at Chobe Game Lodge.

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Riding amongst Zebra in the stark and arid beauty of the Makgadikgadi Pans is an unbeatable experience.

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Hippos wallowing together at Sable Alley in the Western region of Moremi.

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Silent hunters at dawn at Duba Plains.

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Head off on a quad biking adventure through prehistoric salt pans while staying at luxurious 1920’s style Jack's Camp.

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Laughter resounds amongst the fabulous staff at Camp Okavango.

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Experience the wildly exciting 4-night Selinda Adventure Trail along the Selinda Spillway either canoeing or walking and camping under the stars, ending at either Selinda or Zarafa Camp.

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The supreme hunter stares into the distance deliberating her dinner options.

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Gather around the lantern-lit firedeck at the intimate and incredibly romantic Duba Plains camp.

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Beaming smiles at charming Camp Xakanaxa!

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The exceptional Duba Plains camp is surrounded by expanses of seasonally flooded plains and set on an island in a 30,000-hectare concession known as the Kwedi Reserve.

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The distinctive and remarkable markings of the Kalahari Springbuck make these antelope a pleasure to behold on safari at Kwando Tau Lodge.

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The black-maned Lion of the Kalahari – the ultimate hunter.

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The perfect spot to relax whilst keeping an eye out for dinner close to Kwando Lagoon Camp.

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Enjoy fascinating nature walks with Bushman trackers at Kwando Tau Lodge.

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The magical evenings at Machaba Camp are a perfect spot to mull over the day’s exciting safari.

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A lioness waits silently, camouflaged brilliantly amongst the grassy plains at Machaba Camp.

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There is no better way to see the sunset... the sundowner picnics at Machaba Camp are legendary.

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A perfect sighting of a lone elephant from the comfort of your tent at Machaba Camp.

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With the abundance of Camel Thorn trees in the Moremi Game Reserve, there is no shortage of food for the graceful giraffe in the region.

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Walking with the local Bushmen at Meno a Kwena.

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Try your hand at fishing from a mokoro, Botswana's traditional dugout canoe.

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Swim alongside wild elephants at Savute Safari Lodge.

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You're never very far from the incredible elephants of Chobe National Park while staying at Savute Safari Lodge!

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Take in the majesty of Botswana's landscape on light aircraft journeys to and from Savute Safari Lodge.

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Spot the gorgeous lion cubs of Chobe National Park while staying at Savute Safari Lodge.

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A magical sighting of a leopard on a night safari at Machaba Camp is a thrilling treat.

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The lavish tents at Meno a Kwena all have outstanding views over the mighty Boteti river escarpment and the Kalahari beyond.

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The San Bushmen are a humble and gentle tribe who delight in sharing their culture at Meno a Kwena.

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Zebras running through the dusty Kalahari to the great Gomoti River to drink at Meno a Kwena.

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Relax and enjoy fabulous game viewing from the ‘bush hide’ at Savute Safari Lodge.

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Soak up the serenity of Xugana Camp whist watching the sunset from their firedeck jutting out over the Xugana Lagoon.

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Stylish and supremely comfortable, the tents at Machaba Camp are an ‘out of Africa’ delight.

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Sun setting over the River Khwai at Machaba Camp.

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Gomoti Plains Camp is stylishly understated and a perfect safari escape from the rigours of the World beyond. 

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Going any lengths to hunt their prey, the pride makes their watery way through the deep channels of the Okavango at Duba Plains.

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The game rich and beautiful surrounding area of Gomoti Plains Camp make this newly built camp a triumph in the safari world.

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At one with the wilderness, the tents at Gomoti Plains Camp blend seamlessly with the glorious surrounds

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Serenity in a picture and the perfect spot to contemplate life overlooking Kwando Lagoon with the mist rising at dawn.

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Casts a whole different meaning to a morning ‘lie in’ when you contemplate waking up in the comfort of your tent at Machaba Camp.

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An early morning massage on the verandah of your tent at Machaba Camp is the perfect way to unwind.


Discover Luxury Botswana Holidays

Welcome to the vast and game rich wilderness of Botswana. If you are after luxury safari coupled with inspiration from the wild, Botswana has both in abundance. As you journey through its open plains beneath endless skies and glide through the Okavango Delta in a ‘mokoro’ (traditional dug-out canoe) you will feel a sense of peace and tranquillity. Add to this the opportunity to encounter a spectacular array of wildlife and you have the perfect recipe for the safari of a lifetime. From the verdant delta to the moonlike Makgadikgadi further south where you can walk with the meerkats and learn about life in the bush, Botswana is a fantastic country and a safari there will leave you feeling astounded at the beauty of the wild.

Botswana’s investment in its wildlife has paid great dividends. As well as its impressive elephant herds, Botswana is home to the largest population of wild dog and cheetah in Africa. Leopard, lion, buffalo and rhino can also be found, as well as hordes of hippos and plains game. Botswana banned game hunting in 2014 leading to an explosion in wildlife and thus the game viewing is second to none. In early 2019 the ban on elephant was controversially lifted and although the impact on the safari industry is minimal, it makes for a fascinating conversation with the guides and trackers for whom every such decision affects the office in which they work.

Sitting at the geographical heart of Southern Africa, Botswana is the closest thing to Eden on the planet. In the spirit of its inheritance, Botswana is a brilliant diamond in the crown of the safari world. Its reputation for outstanding wildlife and sumptuous accommodation has grown steadily over the years and it is rightfully at the top of the wildlife lover's wish list. The classic Jack’s Camp is currently under refurbishment (private pools and electricity en route) and the Machaba Camps offer more affordable, yet still classy and fun option.

This landlocked gem of a country is the same size as France and sits snugly in between South AfricaNamibiaZimbabwe and Zambia. A staggering 38 percent of its total land area is devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas. These areas are largely unfenced, allowing the animals to roam wild and free. A lot of Botwana’s bush is divided into private concessions, meaning that only lodges inside the concessions can access them – thus ensuring exclusivity. Night game drives and walking safaris are also allowed in private concessions. A journey through Botswana has the feeling of moving through an immense Nature wonderland. A rarity in our over-populated, over-developed world.

Sparsely populated at around 2.3 million, the country is steeped in culture and history, and it enjoys a buoyant economy and stable government. The Botswana people are proud, charming, graceful and peaceful, and they ensure that their visitors are treated like royalty. A journey through Botswana will leave you captivated from the moment you land to the moment you leave.

Speak to one of our Africa experts and be prepared to be taken on a journey from the moment you start planning!

Our suggested tours in Botswana

A Classic Botswana Circuit – Wildlife & Waterways

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7 days from £4,315 for 2024

Looking for an African wildlife adventure that won’t break the bank? Pack those khakis and binoculars and head off on...

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A Grand Safari Migration – Follow in the Footsteps of Botswana’s Giants

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9 days from £6,920 for 2024

This epic safari will transport you from the mighty Chobe River to the magical waterways of the Okavango and end...

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Safari with the Kids - A Luxurious Family Holiday to Botswana

Machaba Camp Moremi Botswana 3

10 days from £5,750 for 2024

A safari with kids can seem daunting but in Botswana, careful thought and planning has gone into making sure that...

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A Safari of Discovery - Botswana Off-the-beaten-track

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11 days from £7,800 for 2024

Walking with the Kalahari Bushmen, floating on a viewing hide watching the great African Zebra migration and canoeing or walking...

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Safari in Style – The Ultimate Botswana Safari

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7 days from £10,120 for 2024

Imagine sipping an ice-cold G & T in your plunge pool whilst watching a breeding herd of elephant splashing and...

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The Perfect Botswana Honeymoon

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9 days from £7,200 for 2024

The Okavango evokes images of still waters, waterlilies with a back drop of elephant and ridiculously beautiful sunsets – a...

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A Blockbuster of Southern Africa – Cape Town, Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls

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13 days from £6,550 for 2024

Ever dreamt of climbing Table Mountain or gliding through the Okavango on a mekoro or drinking Earl Grey tea overlooking...

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Beach, Wildlife & Waterfalls - An epic holiday to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia & Mozambique

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16 days from £11,500 for 2024

If you have time on your hands and are seeking an unforgettable African adventure which leaves no stone unturned, look...

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An African Extravaganza: Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe & Mozambique

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22 days from £15,000 for 2024

This once-in-a-lifetime holiday is a celebration of Africa’s most prized hotspots. A sweeping journey from the highest dunes in Africa...

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Some of our favourite hotels in Botswana

San Camp ,
Makgadikgadi Pans

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San Camp is the ‘little Sister’ to Jack’s Camp and offers the same romantic charm and elegance just on a more exclusive...

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Duba Plains ,
The Okavango Delta

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Duba Plains is big game country at its very best. The camp is based in a 77,000 acre private game...

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Machaba Camp ,

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Machaba Camp was the first in the Machaba Safari group (which includes Gomoti, Verney’s, Deka and Deteema and focusses on...

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Zarafa Camp ,
Linyanti and Selinda

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For the ultimate in glamping, Zarafa camp is an all-time winner. Overlooking the crystal waters of Zibadianja Lagoon, the source...

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Some of our favourite places of interest in Botswana

Linyanti and Selinda

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Seclusion, wilderness and exclusivity make these areas very special indeed. Both Linyanti and Selinda regions lie sandwiched between the Chobe...

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In stark contrast to the Okavango, Northern Tuli Game Reserve lies in the north-east of the country and offers exquisite...

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Makgadikgadi Pans

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The Makgadikgadi Pans in southern Botswana captures the heart and imagination with its startling, moonlike landscape and giant salt pans...

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Central Kalahari

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The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the second largest in the world. At 52,800 square kilometres, it is almost half...

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The Okavango Delta

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In the words of Alexander McCall Smith, “The Okavango Delta is an astonishing sight”. It’s quite simply one of the...

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Situated in the very heart of the Okavango Delta, the Moremi Game Reserve is made up of 3,900 square kilometres...

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