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  • Sunrise over the Okavango Delta is always a highlight of Botswana safaris.
  • Zebras at the water holes - a great photo opportunity on all Botswana tours.
  • Spectacular sunset with baobab and giraffe on african savannah
  • Acacia trees set against blue sky - a great photo opportunity on your Botswana safari.
  • Elephants walking out of the river Chobe

About Botswana 

Botswana became an independent nation in 1966 after being under British administration since 1885. Today, it is, without doubt, an animal viewer’s paradise with 38% of the land devoted to national parks and wildlife reserves. Botswana safaris to the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert are a highlight of an African adventure.

The type of landscape here is different from many other destinations offering game viewing. This is mainly due to the large amount of water which covers the land especially in the wet season when the principal rivers flood their banks. For example, the Okavango River bursts its banks and an extremely large amount of water flows into the scorched desert instead of into the sea. The web of channels created by this odd quirk of nature never stays the same because no two floods are ever the same.

When is the best time to visit Botswana?

Botswana has two seasons: it has a hot, wet summer and a cooler, dry winter. The presence or absence of water governs wildlife viewing. This obviously affects the peak and off-peak seasons. The best time to visit Chobe and the Okavango Delta on a Botswana safari is during the Southern African winter, which is from May to October. You should experience cool mornings with pleasantly warm days. Rainfall is non-existent and there are no bugs. It is a time you see the movement of herds while animals search for water and it is the best time to see them by boat cruise safari. Elephant herds make a boat cruise here not to be missed.

The best time to visit the Central Kalahari, which is further south, is during the summer months from November to April when the rain transforms the parched landscape. Migratory birds arrive and animals give birth. The summer rains are unlikely to trouble you. The period immediately before the rains is the hottest and driest of the year making the surviving waterholes a big attraction for the animals.

Top places to view wildlife on a Botswana Safari Tour

Okavango Delta

In Botswana, animals, for the most part, are allowed to roam freely.The Okavango Delta is the world’s second largest game reserve and is made up of wetlands and drylands. Its unique ecosystem consists of channels, lagoons, ox-bow lakes and flooded grasslands, plus many palm-fringed islands. This attracts 122 species of animals, 79 species of fish, 400 species of birds, 64 species of reptiles plus 1300 species of plants grow here.  

For more information on Okavango Delta, click here

Moremi Game Reserve

On a Botswana safari, more game viewing is available at the very beautiful Moremi Reserve, which was voted best African game reserve in 2008. It possesses well-maintained trails and accommodation that ranges from luxury lodges to public campsites for self-drivers. The reserve is the only part of the Okavango Delta that is officially cordoned off for preservation of wildlife. Iis of extreme importance in connection with conservation science.

For more information on the Moremi Game Reserve, click here

Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park, with the beautiful Chobe River winding through it, is made up of flood plains, swamps and woodlands. It is a good place on a Botswana safari to see 4 of the Big 5 (no Rhino) as well as other wildlife. It is famous for its large herds of elephants and Cape buffalo and it is not uncommon to see hundreds of elephants at a time. An excellent way to go on a Botswana safari is by boat which will allow you to get up close and personal with hippos and crocodiles.

For more information on Chobe National Park, click here

"Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

Elephants Encounters Add to the Magic of Africa

African Safari: How To Choose Your Ideal Safari Destination

Why Botswana is So Exceptional

A Day in Africa on a Cape to Cairo Journey of a Lifetime

Top Game Reserves in South and East Africa

Goway’s Top Ten Most Unique Places to Sleep in Africa

The Ultimate Botswana Family Safari

Chobe’s Angels Soar in Botswana

Ecotourism Destinations: Southern Africa

Botswana Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Botswana tours.

Learn about the history and culture of Botswana, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Botswana's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Botswana for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Botswana tours today!

Extend Your Trip across Africa

After your African Safari, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from Botswana or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours

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  • Luxury Safari - Delta, Chobe and Victoria Falls

    Uncover the vast and untamed wilderness of Botswana on this incredible African safari. Journeying from Botswana to Zambia, you’ll stay in luxury safari camps and explore the natural wonders of the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, and mighty Victoria Falls.
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    8 Days
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    US$ 3,739
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  • Highlights of Botswana

    Experience the natural wonders of Botswana and extraordinary game viewing on this safari to three celebrated game reserves. Connecting to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, and Chobe National Park, you’ll search for lions, elephants, and cheetahs, while enjoying deluxe accommodations.
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    9 Days
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    US$ 4,385
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  • Chobe: Pangolin Photographic Safari

    Join a specialized safari where you will hone your photographic skills under the guidance of a professional photographic guide. Using specially designed boats and vehicles, you'll be able to capture the finest wildlife photography while enhancing your skills
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    US$ 708
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  • Botswana Wildlife Breakaway

    There’s Africa, and then there’s Botswana. This very special trip explores two of the country's best loved wildlife areas, and takes you on to see much more.
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  • Kruger to Falls Adventure from Johannesburg

    Spend two weeks immersed in nature at its grandest on this Africa safari. Experience three of the continent’s most dynamic countries, including a South Africa safari, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.
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  • Splendours Of Southern Africa: Holiday of a Lifetime

    This Holiday of a Lifetime captures the essence of this remarkable region of Africa, taking you from world-famous game reserves in South Africa and Botswana to the iconic beauty of Cape Town and the majesty of Victoria Falls. This African vacation combines the best of Southern Africa in one convenient and unforgettable experience.
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  • Magic of Africa

    Discover the magic and splendour of Southern Africa on this 12-day luxury journey from South Africa to Botswana. Starting in Cape Town, you’ll venture to the Cape Winelands, Kruger National Park, majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, and the waters of the Chobe River in Botswana.
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  • Botswana & Zimbabwe Family Adventure

    Not only does an African safari experience provide educational value for children, but rather it allows for families to bond in the most remote and wild areas of these two beautiful countries, sharing life-lasting memories and stories along the way.
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    13 Days
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    US$ 8,280
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  • Botswana Express

    What makes Botswana such a popular African safari destination? Three of the world’s best wildlife regions, plus year round excellent game viewing are the main draws. Discover Chobe, and the beautiful wetlands of the Okavango Delta & Moremi.
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  • Cape to Kenya Tour from Cape Town to Nairobi

    Take an epic journey across Africa, journeying from the southern tip to the eastern coast. Explore cosmopolitan Cape Town in the shadow of Table Mountain, marvel at the majesty of Victoria Falls in Zambia, and get lost in the streets of historical Zanzibar in Tanzania before traversing the Serengeti and ending your trip in Nairobi, Kenya. Embrace the magic of Africa on this journey of a lifetime.
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  • Chobe Chilwero: Stay of Distinction

    Deep in the heart of Botswana’s wilderness is Chobe Chilwero, one of the most enchanting places on earth. This intimate lodge offers luxurious accommodations, service and stunning sunsets.
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  • Chobe Princess

    Those who say you can’t do an Africa safari on the water have never been to Botswana. See the rich wildlife of the Chobe River and its surrounds on the ideal short cruise journey for animal lovers.
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  • Delta and Wildlife Adventure

    Experience the untouched natural beauty and wildlife of Botswana on this safari tour. Staying in first-class safari lodges, you’ll journey across the nation and into Namibia and Zimbabwe to cruise along the Chobe River, explore the islands and pans of the Okavango Delta, and gaze upon the majesty of Victoria Falls.
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    12 Days
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  • Legendary Cape & Delta

    More than just another Africa safari, this wildlife adventure explores the beauty of South Africa’s Cape region before embarking on an adventure in Botswana’s Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park.
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    10 Days
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  • Luxury Camps of Botswana: Desert and Delta

    Experience Desert & Delta’s luxury safari lodges in three famous game reserves and national parks in Botswana. Head to Makgadikgadi Pans, Moremi Game Reserve, and Chobe National Park to enjoy luxury accommodations and see lions, elephants, and cheetahs on safari game drives.
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  • Luxury Camps of Botswana: Kwando Safaris

    Experience a luxury safari like no other with Kwando Safaris in Botswana. Staying in deluxe camps in Nxai Pans National Park and the Okavango Delta, you’ll enjoy pristine accommodations and head on morning and afternoon game drives to see lions, cheetahs, and elephants in the African bush.
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    7 Days
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    US$ 4,034
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  • Luxury Camps of Botswana: Natural Selection

    Escape to two of the most luxury camps in all of Africa. At Jack’s Camp and Sable Alley, you’ll experience 5-star luxury in the wilds of Northern Botswana. Enjoy pampering accommodations as you head on game drives to see the breathtaking wildlife of the region, including meerkats, lions, and elephants.
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    7 Days
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  • Luxury Camps of Botswana: Sanctuary Retreats

    Venture into the heart of the African bush and the vast wetlands of the Okavango Delta to stay in luxury safari camps from Sanctuary Retreats. Enjoy the comforts of 5-star accommodations as you head on two daily game drives to see lions, leopards, and elephants in Chobe National Park and the Moremi Game Reserve.
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  • Luxury Camps of Botswana: Wilderness Safaris

    Experience the pristine safari camps of Wilderness Safaris on this full-week journey across Botswana. Venture to the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango Delta, and Chobe National Park to stay in luxury camps and head on full-day game drives to see the lions, elephants, and hyenas that populate the bush.
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    7 Days
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  • Mala Mala and Mashatu Escape

    Experience two of Southern Africa's most exclusive game reserves as you explore diverse landscapes and wildlife. This 8 day, deluxe safari delivers comfort while keeping the focus on the wildlife in Botswana and South Africa.
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    8 Days
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  • Northern Experience

    Embark on an epic journey across Southern Africa from South Africa to Zimbabwe. On this comprehensive vacation, you’ll visit the Mother City of Cape Town, venture into the deserts of Namibia, explore the Okavango Delta, head on safari game drives in Botswana, and end your trip at mighty Victoria Falls.
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    24 Days
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    US$ 4,785
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    Safaris Worldwide
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  • Rovos Rail: Dar Es Salaam to Cape Town (v.v)

    This journey is one of the most famous rail experiences in the world. Travel through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania combining the luxury of pre-war travel with modern touches.
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    15 Days
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  • Southern Experience

    Embark on an epic journey across Southern Africa from Zimbabwe to South Africa. On this comprehensive vacation, you’ll see Victoria Falls, head on safari game drives in Botswana, explore the Okavango Delta, venture into the deserts of Namibia, and end your trip in the Mother City of Cape Town.
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    24 Days
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  • Ultimate Botswana Family Safari

    This Ultimate Botswana Family Safari allows for the family to experience 5 of the key ecosystems and environments within Botswana on a fun filled adventure of discovery, suited and focused on the specific needs of the family.
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    9 Days
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    US$ 8,025
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  • Victoria Falls, Chobe and the Okavango Delta

    Experience the wonders of Victoria Falls and Botswana. Start at Victoria Falls, where you’ll see the world’s mightiest waterfall. Then turn Westward to Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta to head on safari and see the many animals of Botswana’s swampy bush.
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    7 Days
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    US$ 3,990
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