Undoubtedly one of the premium safari destinations on the entire planet Botswana is all about exclusivity and indulgence. Botswana comprises a few iconic safari, or experiential travel locations, but none as prominent as the Okavango Delta; a World Heritage Site which was listed in June 2014.
The Okavango Delta is one of the wealthiest biodiversities which Africa has to offer, with healthy populations of all well-known and sought-after mammal species, over 400 bird species and an abundant population of aquatic life, of which quite a few are endemic to the area. A journey to Botswana would not be complete with a trip into the Okavango Delta to explore it's hidden waterways which are ever evolving as a living ecosystem.
The Linyanti Concession is located in northern Botswana which holds some the most significant populations of the elephant on the planet. the Linyanti is a vast expanse of wilderness offering guest the contrast of wooded savannah safari to that of perennial waterways which can team with wildlife during the drier months. The famous Savuti channel forms a significant boundary into the Linyanti and holds tales of nature that frequent books and documentaries.
The central area of Botswana is definitely for the experiential traveller who seeks more than just a wildlife fiesta. The central area which comprises of the Central Kalahari and the Mkgadighadi are home to Botswana's infamous Koi San people and the much-loved meercats. The centre of Botswana is also home to the largest remaining populations of cheater that Africa has to offer.
All areas of Botswana are suitable for family travel and offer great diversity for boating, mekoro which is the traditional dugout canoe, walking and vehicle-based wildlife viewing. Botswana boasts a number of remarkable properties, and one of which is Mombo Camp which has been named the worlds number one property on many locations and also has been used for a number of wildlife documentaries of which the most well known is "Eye of the Leopard, which featured the famous Legadima. Legadima died a few years back, but her progeny are still roaming strong, and very few Mombo visitors are not rewarded with at least one of her family member interactions.
Botswana safari itineraries compliment well with the Victoria Falls from either Zimbabwe or Zambia and have daily scheduled flights into both Cape Town and Johannesburg for international connections.
Botswana was home for my beautiful family and me for six years, so I have a real passion, and a wealth of knowledge I wish to share with you on this fabulous safari destination.
Below are some of my most recent itineraries for my clients who have included Botswana in thier journey. Please note these will change from time to time as I keep them updated, and they are now displayed for informational purposes only.
|Combines With:||Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa|
|Suitable For:||Walking Safari, Family Safari, Hot-Air Balloon|