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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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Lioness enjoying an affectionate cuddle in the jewel of the Kalahari, the Okavango Delta.

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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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Experience magnificent scenes of wild elephants roaming the Okavango Delta on safari at Duba Plains.

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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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Accommodating just 12 guests in six canvas tents, Duba Plains offers guests the charm of an authentic safari camp with all the luxury trimmings.

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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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The amazing team at Chobe Game Lodge!

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Beaming smiles at charming Camp Xakanaxa!

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A campfire is lit each evening at Xakanaxa Camp on a deck overlooking the river.

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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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A close up look at a lion's intense stare is a sight you'll never forget - Duba Plains is big game country at its very best.

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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 fastest cats on the planet, cheetah at Kwando Lagoon Camp find a prime spot atop a termite mound to survey the area.

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The exquisitely beautiful woodlands kingfisher is also a fearsome 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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I’m the King of the Castle! This delightful vervet monkey playing with his mates at Kwando Lebala Camp.

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

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Nothing like a close encounter with a relaxed bull elephant whilst drinking your tea in the sitting area at Machaba Camp.

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The magic of gliding close to elephant from a mekoro along the River Khwai at Machaba Camp.

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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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Tuck into a fabulous lunchtime spread at the end of an exhilarating game drive at Machaba Camp.

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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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Meerkats enjoying the morning sunshine at Meno a Kwena.

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Walking with the local Bushmen at Meno a Kwena.

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The Botswana people are known for their sense of humour and the twinkle in their eye ;)

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Overlooking a permanently flowing section of the Khwai River and Xakanaxa Lagoon, Camp Xakanaxa's super comfy lounge is a great spot to unwind amongst nature.

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The gorgeous open-plan rooms at Camp Okavango are built on raised platforms to provide expansive views over the Delta.

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Bush cuisine at its finest under the stars at Camp Okavango.

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Camp Okavango's laid-back African decor captures the essence of the Okavango Delta.

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Completly cocooned in vegetation and looking out over the water surrounding Nxaragha Island, the rooms at Camp Okavango are a nature-lover's dream.

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Enjoy an al fresco bush brunch at Camp Moremi. A glamper’s dream!

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The stunning approach by boat to Xugana Camp on the Okavango Delta. 

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Enjoy a private dinner with serious "wow" factor in the middle of the lagoon at Xugana Camp.

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

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Share a toast with the mighty elephants of Chobe National Park on a very special safari boat cruise while staying at Chobe Game Lodge

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Safari in the lap of luxury - with lap pools and fine wines - at Camp Moremi in the Moremi Game Reserve. 

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Dine in romantic style at Savute Safari Lodge in the iconic Chobe National Park, home to a reputed 60,000 elephant.  

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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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Hear me roar! A young lion cub at Chobe National Park

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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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A fascinating and insightful walk with the lovely ladies of the San Bushmen Tribe at Meno a Kwena.

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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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The thatched suites at Xugana Camp overlook the lagoon – the perfect Okavango oasis.

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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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Welcome each new day with a delicious breakfast and dreamy views from your private terrace at Xugana Camp in the Okavango Delta.

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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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The sitting area at Machaba Camp is super comfy and provides a home from home in the wilderness.

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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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Witness the epic daily battle between the resident pride of lion and the herd of buffalo at Duba Plains.

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The Kings of the savannah - the plentiful lions of Botswana's Okavango Delta.

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Birdlife and buffalo - experience the prolific wildlife of Duba Plains.

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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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After an intense and active day of safari unwind in the sumptuous wine cellar at Duba Plains.

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The beautiful Lilac Breasted Roller.

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

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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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The exteriors of the tents at Gomoti Plains Camp bely the extravagant and stylish comforts it offers inside.

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Perfectly situated with far reaching views over the lagoon and the forest beyond, Kwando Lagoon Camp is simply lovely.

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The breathtaking moment where this cheetah launches on her prey at Kwando Lagoon Camp.

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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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Hyena at Kwando Lebala Camp shows her softer side.

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The sheer tranquility of gliding peacefully through the waterways in a traditional mokoro will never leave you.

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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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Nothing prepares you for the sheer size of an elephant nor how gentle and soundless they are. These mighty beasts are awe-inspiring.

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You'll get plenty of opportunities for your own up-close photoshoot with a hippo on a Botswana safari!

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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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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

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The Makgadikgadi captures the heart and imagination with its startling, moonlike landscape and giant salt pans that crunch underfoot. It...

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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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