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Botswana Safari By Land, Water & Air

A combination of desert and delta draws an immense concentration of wildlife to Botswana's complex of wetlands in the winter, and a dazzling array of bird-life during the summer. A full thirty-nine percent of Botswana's land is protected, including almost the entire northern third of the country, creating jaw-dropping opportunity for photography and adventure while viewing the eighty five species of mammal and over one thousand species of birds that call this place home. Global Basecamps offers a combination of unprecedented planning and extraordinary service to create the perfect journey while ensuring a positive impact on the environment, culture and economy of your destination.

Sample Tours to Botswana

**All of our tours can be customized to match your specific travel priorities and dates.

Authentic Lodge & Mobile Safari (11 days)

This unique safari experience features an en suite camp that follows you on your journey through Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe River. Finish your time in Botswana at Victoria Falls.
Family Off the Beaten Path Safari Wildlife Active

Botswana Focus (9 days)

Highlights of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe before venturing into the bush of Botswana. From the Chobe National Park to the Okavango Delta, you will enjoy amazing wildlife and stay in beautiful lodges each night.
Luxury Safari Wildlife Active

Botswana Odyssey (11 days)

Soak up the wonders of Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls before venturing deep into the bush of Botswana. Incredible game viewing, outstanding safaris and unique lodging make this a once in a lifetime odyssey.
Adventure Safari Wildlife Active

Northern Highlights (11 days)

Explore the wonders of Victoria Falls, the Chobe National Park and unique views of the Okavango Delta on this 11- day adventure through Zimbabwe and Botswana.
Adventure Safari Wildlife Active

Three Rivers Safari (7 days)

From Victoria Falls, one of Africa's natural wonders, launch into a safari that explores the national parks and game reserves that make Botswana famous.
Honeymoon Luxury Safari Wildlife Active

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Highlights of Botswana

Kalahari Desert

Kalahari Desert

Over 70% of Botswana consists of the Kalahari desert, largely defining the wildlife and landscape of the country. The desert is semi-arid, covered with vast stretches of grasslands. Migratory birds of many species call these areas home for parts of the year, as do large animals such as elephants, giraffes, and predators such as lions, cheetahs, leopards, and hyenas.

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Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is one of the world's largest inland deltas and is situated in the middle of the largest stretch of continuous sand in the world - the Kalahari basin. This oasis in the middle of the desert is a rich yet fragile ecosystem, providing a life source for an incredible variety of wildlife. A wealth of species have adapted to the contrasting conditions created by living in the harsh Kalahari desert which is transformed annually with the arrival of the delta flood waters originating in Angola.

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Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park is located in northern Botswana and is unique to other reserves in Africa because it has one of the highest concentrations of game of any park on the continent. The park is renowned for its large elephant population, estimated at 50,000, which is thought to be the highest concentration of the animals in Africa.

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A Few Words About Botswana Tours

Botswana is a standout safari destination for Southern Africa. While the possibilities for your itinerary are boundless, we’ve highlighted some high-level info about what your Botswana Tour could look like with Global Basecamps.

When to Go

Generally speaking, Botswana has two primary seasons : dry season and wet season. The majority of the country’s annual visitors tend to come during the dry season, which falls between May and October. Game viewing is made easier by shorter grass and less foliage, and animals tend to congregate around watering holes during the daytime.

However, that is not to say that the green/wet season ( December to March) is never a time to visit. In fact, this can be an incredible time to watch parts of the Kalahari Desert transform into a lush Oasis. While it should be noted that Botswana gets the majority of its rainfall during this time of year, showers are typically short and predictably in the afternoon.

Where to Visit

Okavango Delta

This extensive inland delta is situated smack in the middle of the Kalahari basin, the largest stretch of continuous sand in the world. This oasis in the middle of the desert is a rich yet fragile ecosystem. It provides a life source for an incredible variety of wildlife which have adapted to survive the harsh Kalahari Desert conditions in between the annual flooding of the delta. The Okavango Delta provides visitors with a various habitats to explore from the riverbeds to the bush.

Chobe National Park

Chobe is home to one of the largest concentrations of game in all of Africa. Located in Northern Botswana, it was the country’s National Park and is now the third largest size and most biologically diverse. The Chobe floodplains and Chobe River provide a sensitive ecosystem where the wildlife congregate during the dry season making for ideal game viewing conditions. It is not uncommon to see between 500 and 5,00 elephants on the floodplains at one time! The plenitude of wildlife in combination with stunning scenery make this park a photographers dream.

Khwai Concession

This 18,000 hectare reserve formed by local villagers is located on the eastern border of Moremi Game Reserve. The focal point in this paradise of grasslands, floodplains, lagoons and forests is the Khwai River. This extension of the Okavango River serves as a natural boundary between the Khwai village and the reserve. Community run, this reserve places a heightened emphasis on conservation, eco-tourism and sustainability.

What to Do

Safari Camp Activities

The focal point of any African Safari is of course the daily activities. Botswana offers plenty to keep travelers busy including day and night time game drives, visits to the local community, and walking safaris. Throughout all of these you’ll also have downtime to relax at your camp in soak in the incredible scenery and wildlife surrounding you.

Safari Via Canoe

Botswana is the only country in Africa where you can reasonably safari via canoe. What’s more, during the flood months, this will likely be the more convenient form of travel for game viewing. During this time, many parts of the delta are unreachable by road, making boat an entertaining , but also necessary mode of transportation.

Victoria Falls

While this pounding giant waterfall technically resides on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, it's often treated as a gateway to Botswana and a recommended stop during your Safari. You’ll even have the opportunity to take a plunge in Devil’s Pool, where the only thing separating swimmers from the plummet is a thin stretch of stone!

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