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chobe region botswana

safaris-botswana

Why go to Botswana

Botswana is an untamed wilderness, Africa in her most natural state. The country has a very small population and the government has designated nearly 17% of the country to National Parks and a further 20% to protected wilderness areas. The world famous Okavango Delta is one of the last great wetlands in the world and all of these factors combined ensure that Botswana has abundant game, birdlife and incredible flora kingdoms.

 

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Where to go in Botswana

Chobe National Park

Home to a population of nearly 120 000 elephants and other large herds of buffalo and antelope. The lion and other predator populations follow. A boat cruise along the Chobe River is an exceptional way to view these animals; as is the 4×4 safaris through the park.

Okavango Delta

The world’s largest inland delta, nearly 15000 kilometers of inland waterways, inland lagoons and islands. Traditional wooden dugout canoes, or mokoros, take one on a leisurely meander through the myriads of waterways where the water is so clear and so pure, you can drink it. Walking safaris and overnight camping in the delta are an experience never to be repeated anywhere in the world.

Moremi and Savuti

The parks have no fences so the large populations of game, especially the elephant move freely along the ancient game trails. The birdlife is prolific and the predator list is impressive: lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena and wild dog abound.

Makgadikgadi Pans

The salt pans of Botswana (once an old Superlake) provide some of the most dramatic scenery in Botswana. Two of the pans, which are the largest of their kind in the world, provide on earth, a surface as close to the surface of the moon. In Winter, when it is dry, the entire surface dances with mirages, while in the summer months, pale green shoots appear and more than 50 000 wildebeest and Zebra migrate here. The flooded pans also attract a huge colony of flamingoes, which make a sea of pink wings and feet and beaks.

 

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Male lion (Panthera leo) crossing marshland, side view

When to go to Botswana

The best time to visit Botswana is from April through September. These are the winter months so although it is extremely cold at night and the early mornings, the days will still be pleasant. This also is the dry season so the bush is dry and sparse which is perfect for game viewing. The channels in the delta will be full of water though, perfect for gliding along in your mokoro. Please note this is high season so prices will be higher.

The months from October through to February, prices will be cheaper, but temperatures will soar – you will be looking at day temperatures of 35 degrees Celcius or 95 Fahrenheit. The migratory birds will have returned and many of the animals have dropped their young, so this can also be an absolute highlight.

For updated weather forecasts across Africa, please visit www.africanweather.net

Most Popular Tours In Botswana

7 Day Botswana Luxury Tented Camp Safari

1 week
Your Luxury Camping safari will start & end in Maun with a scenic charter fligh. First we go to the Xakanaxa region, where we explore the surrounding wilderness on game drives during the day. After 3 nights in the Moremi Game Reserve region, we take a slow drive through Moremi Game Reserve north-east towards the Khwai Community Area. We spend the following 3 nights in the Khwai Community Area at an exclusive campsite, exploring the Khwai floodplains on game drives both during the day and at night.
  • Starts:Maun
  • Ends:Maun
  • Group Size: Max 9
  • Local Payment: N/A
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From USD 3,360 pps (Please note that price varies per month of travel)

32 Day Eastern & Southern Africa Budget Camping Safari

4 weeks+
Experience Southern & Eastern Africa's culture, geography and wildlife. This adventurous trip takes you to top game parks like the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Kruger, and to unique sites as Lake Malawi and Victoria Falls. Relax at the beaches of Zanzibar and Malawi .
  • Starts: Johannesburg
  • Ends: Nairobi
  • Group Size: Max 30
  • Local Payment: USD 790
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From ZAR 23,100 pps and local payment USD 890 pp

11 Days Botswana Stanley Safari

11 Days
Botswana is seen as the last True Wilderness on Earth and offers what money cannot buy….unique and diverse habitats, epic sunsets and vast areas of undisturbed wilderness. The land where wildlife freely follow their migratory paths. Discover the real Africa with us.

  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Starts: Maun / Victoria Falls
  • Ends: Victoria Falls / Maun
  • Group Size: Min 2 - Max 8 passengers per vehicle
  • Rates:2017 Green Season: USD 3,693 pps / Peak Season: USD 4,690 pps. 2018 Green Season: USD 3,495 pps / Peak Season: USD 4,355 pps
  • Single Supplement: USD 648
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2017 Green Season: USD 3,693 pps / Peak Season: USD 4,690 pps. 2018 Green Season: USD 3,495 pps / Peak Season: USD 4,355 pps

9 Days Botswana Kalahari Migration Safari

9 days
Botswana is seen as the last True Wilderness on Earth and offers what money cannot buy….Experience Africa's greatest secret with this unique immersion in Botswana's zebra migration.

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Starts: Maun, Botswana
  • Ends: Maun, Botswana
  • Group Size: Min 2 - Max 8 passengers per vehicle
  • Rates: Green Season - USD 3,740 pps / Peak Season- USD 4,284 pps
  • Single Supplement:N/A
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2017 Rates: Green Season (Jan - May / Nov & Dec) USD 3,740 pps / Peak Season (June - October) USD 4,284 pps & 2018 Rates: Green Season (Jan - June/ KM1 - KM6A) USD 3,668 pps / Peak Season (Sept - Dec / KM9 - KM12) USD 4,806 pps

21 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls Budget Camping Adventure

3 weeks
Between Cape Town and Victoria Falls, we go through some incredibly diverse landscapes – richly fertile winelands, arid and hauntingly beautiful deserts, dramatic canyons and tranquil lagoons. Highlights include game watching in Etosha National Park, climbing giant sand dunes in Sossusvlei, camping out in the Okavango Delta, and an overnight excursion in the Chobe National Park.
  • Starts: Cape Town
  • Ends: Victoria Falls
  • Group Size: Max 30
  • Local Payment: USD 590
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ZAR 13,900 pp and local payment USD 780 pp

6 Day Botswana Accommodated Safari

- 1 week
A short Safari that starts in Victoria Falls and moves through to Botswana and the Chobe National Park and the Okavango delta. Known for their large elephant herds and multitudes of game, the Chobe is in a class of its own. The Okavango Delta is one of the last great inland wetlands in the world and will be an unforgettable experience. An incredible trip that will not fail to meet your expectations.
  • Starts: Vic Falls
  • Ends: Maun
  • Group Size: Min 2 Max 18
  • Local Payment: N/A
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2017 Rates from ZAR 8,750 pp and Activity Package ZAR 11,440 pp. 2018 Rates from ZAR 10,950 pps and Activity Package ZAR 15,620 pp