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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.

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Places of interest

From the watery magic of the Okavango Delta to the stark, arid beauty of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana is a land of startling contrasts. The majority of Botswana’s ‘hot spots’ lie in the north. Probably best known is the Okavango Delta which is the largest inland delta in the world. It’s a beautiful oasis in the Kalahari Desert, whose waters start flowing from the highlands of Angola all the way over the sands of the Kalahari Desert. A truly unique wetland ecosystem teeming with diverse animals and studded with private reserves. The Okavango Delta became the 1000th inscribed site on the World Heritage List of Unesco in 2014. Whilst a Delta safari should always be on an itinerary, it is well worth spending a little more time in this extraordinary country to discover a surprising variety of experiences that Botswana has not always been known for. To the north of the country, there is superb game in the Chobe, Savute and Linyanti areas, while the Okavango Panhandle is a dreamy spot for keen birders as well as the c2000 year-old rock art at Tsodilo Hills. To the South, the varied climes of the timeless Kalahari is home to the black-maned lions, the breath-taking horizons of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the isolation and other-worldliness of the salt pans of the Makgadikgadi, home to the historic San-Bushman culture. The country’s policy of high-cost, low volume tourism, ensures that the wildlife thrives unhindered and the fortunate visitors enjoy unprecedented exclusivity. Trust us, the Botswana bug will stay with you forever!

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  • Northern Tuli
  • Selinda Game Reserve
  • The Okavango Delta

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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Moremi

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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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Chobe and Savute

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Situated in the far Northeast of Botswana, Chobe National Park was Botswana’s first national parks to be formed in 1967...

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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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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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Tuli

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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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