Game drive in Chobe National Park in open game drive vehicle

Best Botswana Safari Tours

Botswana is a raw and real deal safari destination that rivals the best of the very best in Africa. It’s all wild and all enthralling.

Early morning guided game walks, sundowner game watching and night drives reveal the bush and all the species that live, hunt and thrive in the untouched wilderness. From the expansive seemingly endless salt pans of the Makgadikgadi, the rich wetlands and abundance of wildlife in the Okavango Delta and more elephants than you can imagine in the Chobe National Park, Botswana pulls out all the stops on safari and then some. 

A great destination explored by internal flights and by road. As an add-on to a safari in Namibia, stand alone as the safari destination of a lifetime or combined to end or start with Victoria Falls. Either way you’re in for a safari adventure that tops your wildest imagination.

Botswana is great year round, but since you’re here for the wildlife we’ll take the rain into account. Go in the dry season when water levels are lower and animals come to the rivers and permanent water sources to quench their thirst. It’s a close-up, in your face, down to earth safari experience of incredible sightings guaranteed both on land and from the water’s edge by boat and mokoro.

There’s no shortage of incredible itineraries that will take you to explore it all, but here’s a look at some of our best Botswana safari tours based on years of experience and client feedback. Start here and then speak to a travel expert to tailor and book your itinerary for any of the below or let us plan something for you based on your travel desires. 

1. Three Rivers Safari

Duration: 6 nights / 7 days

This safari takes you to explore the green desert and the rivers that give it life: The mighty Zambezi River and the incredible Victoria Falls, the Chobe River and the largest concentration of elephants in Africa and the Okavango River: the winding delta and its prolific big game. 

Why we love it:
  • Cruise the Zambezi River and enjoy activities in Victoria Falls
  • Go on game drives in Chobe National Park and explore the Chobe River by boat
  • Track wildlife. Enjoy guided game walks, game drives, boat cruises and mokoro excursions in the Okavango Delta

Best for individual travellers, couples, honeymooners, families, adventure seekers and wildlife enthusiasts. 

2. Namibia & Botswana Roundabout Safari

Duration: 18 nights / 19 days

This is a safari that encompasses the very best of Namibia and Botswana travelling by road. A roundabout trip that includes all the highlights and everything in between. From deserts to wetlands and an abundance of wildlife. We’re talking big game sightings and incredible birding. If you want the real deal, this is it. Three countries wrapped into the safari of a lifetime.  

Why we love it:
  • Start and end in one location to avoid vehicle drop off fees
  • In just short of three weeks you can do it all and see it all. The very best of Namibia and Botswana’s highlights with a trip included to Victoria Falls
  • Wildlife galore in more than one incredible wildlife destination
  • Landscapes and cultural experiences to top it all

Best for couples, families and small groups or friends looking to travel together

3. Victoria Falls and Botswana Highlights Safari

Duration: 8 nights / 9 days

The ultimate way to include the best of the best destinations and highlights in Botswana in conjunction with Victoria Falls. An effortless and all-inclusive safari by road and light aircraft transfers to some of Botswana’s wildest and most remote locations with wildlife encounters of epic proportions. 

Why we love it:
  • Experience the mighty Victoria Falls in all her glory
  • Elephants galore from the Chobe River and in the Chobe National Park
  • The raw marshlands of the Savute. Lions and big game guaranteed. 
  • The wetlands of the Okavango Delta. Explore the remote wilderness and abundance of prolific wildlife. 

Best for individual travellers, couples, honeymooners, families and real safari seekers. 

Like we said, there’s no end to itinerary ideas when it comes to Botswana and all that there is on offer, but the above should give you an idea to begin with. From wild camping adventures to top luxury hideouts, Botswana has it all and more. Contact us to start planning your safari adventure, whether you are visiting Africa for the first time or a return safari enthusiast.

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March 16, 2022

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