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Botswana’s Best Safari Itineraries Our Curated Selection Of The Best Safari Itineraries In Botswana

A Botswana safari affords a study in contrasts, from salt pans to the delta in the desert. This vast sea of land holds some of Southern Africa’s best safari hotspots, and we’ve carefully collected them into this sample list of Botswana’s best safari itineraries – which in turn are some of Africa’s best safari itineraries. Note, these are simply ideas to get your creative juices flowing…

Botswana’s destinations offer an array of amazing experiences. The jewel in the country’s safari crown is undoubtedly the Okavango Delta, an emerald-and-sapphire patchwork quilt of waterways and floodplains in the north of the country. Outstanding game-viewing opportunities in this tranquil, unspoilt paradise make it a must-experience destination.

Our safaris in Okavango, Savute and Linyanti unveil the best of the delta, and segue effortlessly into neighbouring regions where wildlife movements are shaped by transient rivers and mysterious forces.

Focused on northeastern Botswana, our Chobe safaris explore a land of giants: floodplains and river frontages that play host to the world’s largest meta-herd of elephant. From here, it’s only a short hop across to Victoria Falls.

Central Botswana, in contrast, is a more arid region – but what it lacks in rainfall it makes up for in unique encounters, whether with San, inquisitive meerkat or the herds of springbok and oryx that congregate in the Central Kalahari during the brief summer green season. Meet these desert dwellers on our Kalahari safaris.

To spend a night in fossil beds, explore the shores of a long-vanished inland sea or join hands to embrace the bulbous trunk of a baobab, you need to embark on one of our Makgadikgadi safaris. These safaris, some of Botswana’s best safari itineraries, are a great way to expand your horizons – you can even see the curvature of the Earth!

While Botswana can be enjoyed as a stand-alone safari destination, it can also be experienced as part of a twin or multi-centre safari itinerary. In particular, Botswana safaris that add beach experiences at Benguerra Island and the Quirimbas are especially lovely as they include the one thing that Botswana lacks: a coastline.

Duba Expedition Camp has just six tented suites.

Botswana | Delta Waterways & Lagoons | 6 Nights

Visionary government policies and the tireless work of conservationists like Dereck and Beverly Joubert have preserved Botswana’s interlinked network of crucial wildlife habitats, such as the Okavango Delta and Savute.Continue Exploring…...

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Offering both land and water activities, a stay at Chobe Game Lodge is a unique wilderness experience. © Desert & Delta Safaris

Botswana | River, Channel, Lagoon & Delta | 8 Nights

Botswana is a land of contrasts, often heightened by the presence or absence of water. This luxury Botswana safari – one of Botswana's best safari itineraries – includes time atContinue Exploring…...

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Bush sundowners are a highlight at Kings Pool..

Botswana & Mozambique | Kalahari, Lagoon Hopping & Private Island | 12 Nights

Combining a luxury Botswana safari with time in the Mozambique islands permits rewarding exploration of pristine ecosystems ranging from the arid to the rather wet. While safari and beach experiencesContinue Exploring…...

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You'll be able to see elephant from camp at Sable Alley. © Natural Selection

Botswana | Pans, Oasis, Delta & Skybeds | 9 Nights

Although the Okavango Delta and Makgadikgadi Pans are not far apart by light aircraft, visiting both on the same safari feels like touching down on two separate planets, so greatContinue Exploring…...

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Botswana is famous for its elephant numbers. © Desert & Delta Safaris

Botswana | Lagoon & Waterways | 6 Nights

The Okavango Delta – and Moremi Game Reserve, which protects much of this UNESCO World Heritage Site – offers not only incredible wildlife experiences, but the opportunity to understand aContinue Exploring…...

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Having bush sundowners is a wonderful way to end your day at Savute Safari Lodge.

Botswana & Mozambique | Black-maned Lion, Stolen River & Beach | 11 Nights

Discover the true meaning of luxury on a combination safari-and-beach luxury safari, taking in the huge spaces of Botswana’s Central Kalahari and Savute regions, and the azure waters surrounding theContinue Exploring…...

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Boat safaris on the Zambezi are a must at The River Club.

Zambia, Botswana & Mozambique | Victoria Falls, Floodplains & Island | 12 Nights

This luxury safari and beach holiday crosses Zambia, Botswana and Mozambique with game drives, boat cruises and tropical island excursions that encapsulate the spirit of African adventure. These distinctive experiencesContinue Exploring…...

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This elephant is cooling itself off in the waters of the Okavango.

Botswana | Delta Floodplains & Waterways | 6 Nights

The Okavango Delta is an incredibly dynamic ecosystem. Depending on the season, you may even witness changes during this luxury Botswana safari, which is one of Botswana's best safari itineraries.Continue Exploring…...

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Take an exciting mokoro excursion from Sanctuary Chief's Camp.

Botswana & South Africa | Chief's Island, Mountain Perches & Beach | 11 Nights

Uncover the wonders of the Okavango Delta and the wildlife haven of Maputaland in KwaZulu-Natal on this 11-night safari and beach itinerary. Bridging Botswana and South Africa, this luxury safariContinue Exploring…...

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San Camp invites you to relax and simply enjoy the views of the horizon.

South Africa, Botswana & Zimbabwe | Private Kruger, Salt Pans & Victoria Falls | 10 Nights

This luxury safari includes stays at some of the most distinctive luxury lodges in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Strikingly stylish accommodation at Ngala Tented Camp, San Camp and MatetsiContinue Exploring…...

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Somalisa Acacia has just four guest tents.

Botswana & Zimbabwe Family Safari | Lagoons, Waterholes & Waterfalls | 9 Nights

Thoughtfully-designed family suites give a lodge-within-a-lodge feel to this luxury family safari in Botswana and Zimbabwe, allowing kids to be themselves without worrying about bothering other guests. Children’s activities giveContinue Exploring…...

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