Botswana is a premier safari destination and a top choice for a holiday. With more than a third of the country falling within protected parks and reserves, it is a haven for flourishing wildlife. It will be hard to choose between the green jewel of the Okavango Delta with its glistening swamps, the dunes and vast openness of the Kalahari plains or the action-packed river ecosystem of Chobe. If your budget allows, then you can combine several destinations together by linking them with scenic charter flights. There are also mobile camping safaris and rustic lodge options available for those on a budget.
✓ Explore the winding waterways of the Okavango Delta in a traditional dugout canoe
✓ Uncover diverse wildlife from herds of elephant in Chobe to big cats in Savute
✓ Walk with local Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert where fiery sunsets and some of the best stargazing exist
✓ Stay in breathtaking wilderness areas where conservation and biodiversity are key
✓ Admire spectacular flocks of flamingo and the stark beauty of the Makgadikgadi salt pans
✓ Spot elusive leopard and packs of wild dog in Moremi Game Reserve
✓ Get lucky and photograph black-maned lion and brown hyena in Deception Valley