Our Botswana safari vacations

Our Botswana safari vacations explore some of Africa’s most wildlife-rich landscapes, from the Okavango Delta to Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park. You can bask in luxurious safari lodges or immerse yourself in nature by wild camping, with thrilling and illuminating bush walks into the Kalahari led by San guides. Often combined with neighbouring Namibia, our responsible Botswana vacations protect traditional lifestyles, such as by employing the ‘polers’ of the Okavango Delta. Your vacation can also make a difference because our partners frequently organise educational safaris for Botswana school children, or support wildlife protection initiatives including the Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

Our top Botswana vacations

Botswana camping safaris

From US $2100
14 days ex flights
Botswana's premier game parks, Okavango Moremi Savuti Chobe
Small group2023: 2 Apr, 23 Apr, 7 May, 21 May, 28 May, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 13 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 15 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec, 17 Dec, 24 Dec

Botswana small group lodge safari

From US $3390 to US $3395
14 days ex flights
Botswana affordable lodge safari including Okavango
Small group2023: 19 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 30 Apr, 7 May, 28 May, 11 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 30 Jul, 27 Aug, 10 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec, 17 Dec, 24 Dec

Botswana safari & Vic Falls vacation

From £3960
9 days ex flights
Delta wildlife-watching, plus thundering waterfall wonders

Botswana lodge safari

From US $3285
13 days ex flights
Botswana affordable lodge safari Okavango, Moremi, Chobe
Small group2023: 20 Mar, 10 Apr, 1 May, 8 May, 29 May, 12 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 31 Jul, 28 Aug, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 11 Dec, 18 Dec, 25 Dec

Namibia and Botswana camping safari

From US $2815
21 days ex flights
Camping safari to Namib desert, Caprivi, Etosha & Okavango
Small group2023: 2 Apr, 14 May, 11 Jun, 2 Jul, 16 Jul, 30 Jul, 13 Aug, 8 Oct, 19 Nov, 17 Dec

Botswana highlights and Victoria falls

From US $4788 to US $5655
11 days ex flights
Great value safari adventure covering Botswana & Zimbabwe

Botswana safari and Chobe river cruise

From US $6084
10 days ex flights
An exclusive combination of land & water based adventures

Namibia and Botswana safari vacation

From US $3795
21 days ex flights
Namibia & Botswana lodge safari Caprivi Etosha Okavango
Small group2023: 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 20 Aug, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov, 10 Dec, 24 Dec

Camping safari in Southern Africa

From US $2230
16 days ex flights
Camping safari highlights of Zimbabwe, Botswana & Kruger
Small group2023: 1 Apr, 29 Apr, 13 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 7 Oct, 18 Nov, 9 Dec

About our Botswana vacations & safaris

Must-see places on safari in Botswana

Chobe National Park is an oldie but a goodie. It was the first national park in Botswana, laying out rivers, marshes and deserts that are home to some of the most concentrated pockets of wildlife in Africa, including the largest population of elephants on the planet. Elsewhere, you can see the zebra, giraffes and hippos of the Okavango Delta by mokoro canoe, discover how residents created the Moremi Game Reserve to fight back against hunting and uncontrolled farming, and see how rhino numbers are being boosted at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

Okavango Delta in Botswana

The Okavango Delta is a wildlife refuge so vast that astronauts can see it from space. It’s the watery landscape that brings animals here; think of it as a giant desert waterhole pieced together by swampland, islands, forests and papyrus-lined rivers. Everything seems to grow to fill out the landscapes, so you’ll find the largest elephant herds in Africa – the giants among over 500 animal species. Safaris in the delta tend to tread gently, following guides on bushwalks and mokoro canoe trips that put you eye-to-eye with the BaTawana communities and wildlife on the ground. Read more in our Okavango Delta travel guide.

Botswana & beyond

Make like a migrating buffalo and forgo country borders to explore a larger swathe of Southern Africa. Namibia, to the west, is a great pairing. You can compare the watery Okavango Delta with the mountainous dunes of the Namib desert, or the seal colonies of Cape Cross with the elephants of the Chobe National Park. Alternatively, plot a course north-east to Zimbabwe, where the Victoria Falls crashes tantalisingly close to the Botswana border and Hwange National Park is a mere extension of Chobe National Park to the 100,000-plus elephants that roam here. Either way, be prepared for long, hot overland drives.

Family vacations in Botswana

Family vacations adapt safaris to children's legs and attention spans. The older the child, the more they’ll get out of it. Younger kids will be wowed by the huge elephant herds from the back of a Jeep, sure, but Botswana’s specialities – bushwalking, canoeing and inspiring community initiatives – may well be beyond them. Teenagers are the ideal age, as they’ll know why they need to be quiet on a game drive and can withstand long overland drives minus the tantrums (probably). Lodges in Botswana are well-prepped for families, with extra-large tents and ‘bush schools’ for children.

Real luxury

Traveler and bed numbers are restricted in Botswana, so you don’t have to worry about being just another face in the crowd. Six-tent campsites hide away on private concessions, while luxury lodges live up to demanding environmental principles and blend into the landscape like they’re in full camo. The 47-room Chobe Game Lodge is one of the biggest, complete with electric safari vehicles and above-and-beyond benefits for local staff. These luxury accommodations invest your money where it makes a real, direct difference: you’ll help support communities, protect wildlife and preserve the environment. We reckon that’s money well spent.

Types of safaris & vacations in Botswana

Since you can’t move for wildlife, Botswana vacations are safaris at heart. You’ll stay in lodges and camps that invest deeply in their communities – and pitch up where you can sip a sundowner within roaring distance of the lions’ waterhole. Choose between a tailor made vacation or a small group vacation that places you with a gang of like-minded travelers; it’s often a case of the more eyes the merrier when seeking out wildlife on safari. As well as a set itinerary designed by experts who know and love Botswana, you’ll travel with local guides who can tell a coppery-tailed coucal from an African fish eagle at 100 paces.
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