From the crystal-clear waters of the Okavango Delta to the large elephant herds in the Chobe National Park and the unpredictable Savute Channel, which runs dry and floods seemingly at random. Blessed with some of Africa's most beautiful reserves and an array of exceptional wildlife, Botswana is an unforgettable safari destination.
The Okavango Delta is a magical oasis - water in the desert is a truly spectacular sight. The wide, grassy floodplains are host to a magnificent range of wild animals, including the specially adapted sitatunga and lechwe antelopes. Chobe National Park in Botswana is famed for having Africa's largest single concentration of elephant, while Moremi Game Reserve is renowned for its brilliant birdlife.
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Why Visit Botswana
- Vast stretches of untouched, unfenced wilderness with unrivalled game viewing
- One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
- Annual zebra migration
- The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
- Over 600 indigenous bird species
- Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
- The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
- Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills
Rainfall: October/November - March
- Best time to travelYear-round
- LanguageEnglish is widely spoken throughout Botswana.
- Guest SafetyBotswana is a very safe country to travel in, should you have any concerns please contact your Travel Consultant.
- Flying to BotswanaFrequent flights link Johannesburg to Gaborone, Maun and Kasane - the gateways to the national parks and wildlife areas.
- Traveling with childrenThe recommended age for children on safari is six years and older, and some lodges do not take children under 12. &Beyond can advise you about the best family travel options.
- WildlifeThe large concentration of wildlife in Botswana includes many different antelope species, elephants, buffaloes, predators like lion, cheetah, leopard, African wild dog, brown and spotted hyena and over 1 075 species of birds.
- CurrencyThe currency is Pula (P); US Dollars are widely accepted
Home to vast herds of elephant. Enjoy leisurely river cruises and game drives among the towering baobabs seeking out leopard and wild dog.
Explore the Okavango Delta by mokoro, on foot or on game drive. Its sparkling channels and flourishing wilderness teem with game.
Once the floor of great lake Makgadigkadi, these endless white pans and open spaces host flamingoes, zebra migrations and dazzling night skies.
From scheduled flights and transfers to self-drives and public transport, find out more on how to travel around Botswana.
Find all the must-know travel requirements and destination information on Botswana before you embark on your adventure.
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