With an economy kick-started by the discovery of diamonds in the 1960s, a remarkably stable government, and a focus on top quality, low volume tourism Botswana offers one of the most authentic and mind-blowing wildlife experiences on the planet. Botswana has a population of only 2.25 million, a significant proportion of whom are employed through safari tourism and wildlife conservation. A pristine wilderness environment ranging from the wetlands of the Okavango Delta to the arid Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, the land has been divided into vast private reserves that are leased out to top-notch safari companies who are obliged to train and employ local people and 'give back' to native communities, or the government, for the privilege of being there. This goes a long way in creating a happy, easy-going relationship between visitors and locals.

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    Flight time from London
    14 hours
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    Time Zone
    UTC +2
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    Botswana Pula
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    Best Time to go
    April - October
  • Temperature icon
    Average Temperature
    22°C - 32°C

Featured Botswana Holidays & Safaris

Desert & Delta Adventures

9 Days
from £6,010
per person
Spotting elephants from Motswiri Camp Botswana
Combine a stay in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, where day trips are arranged around the surrounding pans and the famous Deception Valley, with the world renowned Okavango Delta.

Botswana and Zimbabwe

12 Days
from £6,730
per person
A hippo in Chobe National Park, Botswana Botswana
Explore the wonderful Okavango Delta by mokoro, watch elephant in Chobe National Park and visit the famous Victoria Falls, reliving the Stanley-Livingstone encounter.

A Classic Botswana Safari

11 Days
from £7,880
per person
A lion in Botswana Botswana
Visit the elephant orphanage at The Elephant Camp, witness the world's largest curtain of water at Victoria Falls, and enjoy a spectacular safari in Chobe National Park.

Off the Beaten Track in Botswana

13 Days
from £12,645
per person
View from the Duba Expedition Camp Botswana
This memorable journey take you into the other-worldly scenery of the arid Makgadikgadi Salt Pans before heading into the contrasting wetlands of the Okavango Delta and on into the waterways of the Selinda spillway.
Destination expert Samantha Gee


Africa Specialist

  • "Just a quick note to let you know that we had a fantastic time in Botswana. The camps you chose were great with really knowledgeable guides and trackers - the whole experience far surpassed our expectations."

    S.S. - Botswana

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