When it comes to setting out on a spectacular safari in Africa, Botswana tours sit right up there at the top of the list. In fact, this southern African country could be one of the more fascinating places to go to view elephants, exotic cats, giraffes, hippos, and more. On Botswana tours you will travel to the Okavango Delta for the ultimate animal kingdom experience, as this is where animals rule the land, and humans are just mere spectators. But the adventures don't end there. Avid explorers will appreciate the variety of landscapes staggered throughout the Kalahari Desert. Botswana tours can take "rugged" to the next level, as you can find a vast collection of campsites scattered throughout the country.
Discover this relatively unspoiled nation on a guided Botswana tour! Just choose your activity of choice, whether that be wildlife viewing, a scenic outdoor adventure, a cultural experience, or a blend of all, and you'll find yourself planning a return trip to Botswana on your flight home. It’s hard to beat spending the night gazing out at a brilliant sheet of stars while exotic wildlife roar in the distance, so book one of the incredible Botswana tours below for the ultimate African wildlife adventure.
When is the Best Time to Visit Botswana?
The best time to visit Botswana is undoubtedly during the months of May to October, which makes up the dry season. During this period of dry winter weather - and particularly in the months of June-August - the Okavango Delta swells immensely, creating a network of channels that draw wildlife from the surrounding regions. The high density of animals is one of the greatest wildlife spectacles in Africa and is truly a sight to behold, making May to October the best time to visit Botswana.
Types of Tours in Botswana
Botswana is a breathtaking country filled with pristine landscapes and countless ways to explore them. Check out the different types of tours in Botswana that are currently on offer and discover your next big adventure:
Safari Tours in Botswana
The vast herds of animals that migrate to the Okavango Delta when it swells are a true sight to behold, making Botswana one of the best destinations in all of Africa for safari tours. Book your safari tours in Botswana to live the ultimate wildlife experience.
Frequently Asked Questions About Botswana
How many days do you need in Botswana?
Although you could certainly spend longer, a trip of 5 to 10 days is enough time to fully experience the natural beauty of Botswana and its rural regions that are perfectly suited for a safari.
Do I need vaccines when visiting Botswana?
As with travel to many destinations, it is always best to check with your family doctor to see if there are any special vaccines required when travelling to Botswana.
Is Botswana cheap to travel to?
Overall, Botswana is one of the more expensive African nations to visit, especially if you are planning to go on safari.
How do I fly into Botswana?
If you plan on flying into Botswana, you will need to first fly into an airport in a neighbouring country - such as South Africa or Zimbabwe - before making the flight into Botswana, as the country is not directly serviced by many major airlines.
What language do they speak in Botswana?
Botswana has two official languages: English and Tswana, which makes it a convenient place to travel for foreign English speakers.
Botswana Tour Highlights
The Okavango Delta is a large inland delta that drains the summer floodwaters from the Angola Highlands. During peak flood season the waters of the delta swell to 3 times their regular volume and draw vast numbers of wildlife to the region, including a vast array of large mammals and endangered species. The Okavango Delta was listed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, and is a fantastic destination to explore on Botswana tours.
Chobe National Park
Although created earlier in 1960 as the Chobe Game Reserve, Chobe National Park was officially declared in 1967 and was the first national park in Botswana. In addition to being the oldest, Chobe National Park is also the most biologically diverse, being divided into four distinct ecosystems: the hinterland, the Linyanti Marsh, the Savuti Marsh, and the Serondela. The park is home to a wide variety of wildlife species, including a large population of roughly 50,000 elephants.
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