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Botswana Safaris

Africa's most abundant wildlife can be found in the incredibly untamed Botswana.

With some of the world's greatest herds of elephants, Botswana safaris offer thrilling game viewing opportunities with up-close encounters with predators like lions, cheetahs, and leopards.

What Makes Botswana Safaris Unique?

Botswana’s scenery is beautiful all around whether you are in the vast stretches of the Makgadikgadi Pans and the Kalahari Desert or in the Okavango Delta.

  • Okavango Delta
  • Kalahari Desert
  • Largest elephant population in Africa
  • Stunning landscapes
  • Secluded game parks and reserves

Premier Parks & Reserves Of Botswana Safaris

Chobe National Park - Elephants

Moremi Game Reserve - Big five

Central Kalahari Game Reserve - Wildebeest

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park - Zebras

Best Time For Botswana Safari Tours

The dry season, generally from May to October, is considered the prime time for safaris in Botswana.

Enjoy Abundant Wildlife In Botswana Safaris

  • Elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest and hippos are abundant in Botswana Destinations.
  • Lions and hyenas are common and it can be easy to spot them in the right location.
  • The endangered African Wild dogs are the highlight of the Botswana safaris.
  • Botswana destinations have over 550 bird species.

Best Places To See Wildlife During Botswana Safari

Elephants: Chobe National Park

African Wild Dogs: Moremi Game Reserve

Zebra and wildebeest: Nxai Pan National Park

Red Lechwe antelopes: Okavango Delta

Botswana Safari Cost

While booking any Botswana Safari Tour you need to consider the following;

  • Duration of your Botswana Safari Holidays.
  • Time of your travel.
  • No. of people in your group (the more the cheaper).
  • Your choice of accommodations.
  • Park entry fees and permit costs.
  • Extra safari activities like boat cruises.

Gazelle Safaris Africa offers tailor-made Botswana Safari Packages to suit every budget. So, what are you waiting for? Embark on your Botswana Safari Holiday with us today.

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Botswana Safari Itineraries

5 Days Chobe And Okavango Delta Tour

Chobe River | Okavango Delta |

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5 Days On Request

7 Days Ultimate Okavango and Linyanti Wildlife Safari

Okavango Delta | Moremi Game Reserve

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7 Days On Request

11 Days Best of Botswana Adventure Safari

Central Kalahari | Okavango Delta | Savute National Pak | Chobe

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11 Days $ 8800

6 Days Explore Okavango Delta Tour

Maun | Okavango Delta | Moremi Game Reserve | Khwai concession

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6 Days $4000

7 Days Okavango Delta Khwai And Chobe Safari Experience

Maun | Okavango Delta | Khwai Reserve | Chobe River

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7 Days $5000

3 Days Chobe Safari Expedition

Chobe River | Chobe National Park | Victoria Falls

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3 Days

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Explore Botswana Destinations

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

This is the 2nd largest game reserve in the world transforming into a premier game viewing destination during the green season. Although harboring huge herds of plains game like the big cats and wild dogs, smaller mammals like meerkats and the bat-eared fox are likely to make an appearance.

Nata Bird sanctuary

The Nata Bird Sanctuary is a community-managed project that has over 165 bird species. It is widely known as one of the largest breeding sites of lesser and greater flamingos in the world.

Tsodilo Hills

This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Okavango Panhandle and is estimated to be home to over 4500 San Rock paintings. It has great cultural and spiritual significance as many local people believe that the hills are a resting place for the spirits of the dead.

Khama Rhino Sanctuary

Set up in 1992, this attraction is home to the endangered rhino population acting as a habitat to the black and white rhinos. As a champion for conservation, the sanctuary has an active relationship with local schools and communities to educate children on conservation practices.

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All our holidays are uniquely designed for each of our clients. That’s because we can take you anywhere in Africa and create any experience you’d like. We’re not limited by fixed destinations, itineraries or hotels and we won’t restrict you by date or budget. Instead, you can dream big or small, and think far and wide or closer to home. Call us to start planning your personally tailored Safari holiday today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Botswana is considered one of the premier safari destinations in Africa, renowned for its vast wildlife reserves, diverse landscapes, and exceptional viewing opportunities. The Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, and Chobe National Park are just a few of the iconic locations teeming with incredible wildlife, from majestic elephants and lions to elusive cheetahs and a myriad of bird species.

The dry season, generally from May to October, is considered the prime time for safaris in Botswana. During this period, the vegetation thins out, making it easier to spot animals gathering around water sources. Additionally, the weather is generally sunny and warm, offering comfortable safari conditions.

The cost of a Botswana safari can vary widely depending on various factors such as the duration of the safari, the level of luxury desired, the time of year, and the specific activities included. On average, a mid-range safari package in Botswana might cost anywhere from $300 to $800 per person per day.

Visa requirements for entry into Botswana vary depending on your nationality. It's advisable to check with the nearest Botswana embassy or consulate or visit the official website of the Botswana immigration department to determine the specific visa requirements for your country of residence.

Botswana is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and diverse landscapes. From the lush Okavango Delta, one of the world's largest inland deltas and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the vast expanses of the Kalahari Desert and the wildlife-rich Chobe National Park, Botswana offers a mesmerizing tapestry of scenery.

Botswana boasts an impressive array of national parks and reserves, each offering a unique safari experience. As of the latest count, there are 4 national parks and a number of game reserves in Botswana. These include iconic destinations such as Chobe National Park, known for its large elephant herds; Moremi Game Reserve, renowned for its diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes; and Nxai Pan National Park, famous for its expansive salt pans and unique desert-adapted wildlife.

Botswana offers a diverse range of accommodation options to suit various budgets and preferences. Luxurious safari lodges and tented camps provide an immersive experience amidst the wilderness, often featuring comfortable accommodations to enhance your safari adventure. Alternatively, more budget-friendly options like guesthouses and campsites are also available, particularly in larger towns and villages.

The official currency in Botswana is the Pula (BWP). While USD, Euros, and South African Rands are accepted at some establishments, particularly in larger tourist areas, it's recommended to carry and exchange some Pula for everyday transactions. Major credit cards are also widely accepted at most hotels and lodges.

Botswana is generally considered a safe tourist destination with a low crime rate. However, as with any travel destination, it's advisable to exercise caution. Be mindful of your belongings in crowded areas, and avoid carrying excessive amounts of cash

The national language of Botswana is Setswana and is widely spoken. English is the second official language of Botswana and is widely spoken in tourist areas, making communication relatively easy.

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