Overview – Botswana

Botswana is the leader in low-impact upmarket tourism. This eco-friendly approach promotes a true wilderness experience in this unspoiled country. The beauty of the Okavanga delta is best discovered by mokoro canoe while abundant wildlife can be encountered in Chobe and Moremi parks.

Rates (USD) $180 to $1,020 pp/day
Best Time to Go Mar-May (dry parks), Jun-Sep (Okavango, Chobe)
High Season July to October (Only Chobe gets crowded)
Size 581,730km² / 224,610mi²

Pros and Cons

  • Low-density tourism and eco friendly lodges
  • Excellent wildlife viewing in northern parks
  • Beautiful and diverse scenery of dry desert, saltpans, savannah grasslands and delta waterways
  • Low population and vast undeveloped areas
  • Political stability and safety
  • Expensive upmarket safaris with few budget options

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Botswana: Desert & Delta
5/5

Marketing itself as one of Africa’s most exclusive safari destinations, Botswana is an extraordinary place. This is the land of the Big Five – a critically important stronghold of lions, home to Africa’s largest elephant herds,...

Latest User Review
5/5

We saw many animals on our game drive in Chobe National Park on our first evening. The sunset over the Chobe River is fantastic and so is the herds of elephants crossing the Chobe River.