Small on population and big on wildlife, that’s Botswana! Most parts of the Great Kalahari Desert lie within the borders of this exotic country and it is also home to the ancient bushman tribe, San. Wildlife ranks among the biggest attractions of Botswana. Those savannahs are scattered with all kinds of game lodges and ...
See the savanna from the air on a flight over the animal-filled Okavango Delta to Gunn’s Camp, which offers the chance to stay in the true heart of the African wilderness..
Gunn’s Camp is a place where comfort and nature combine – a vintage safari camp with standalone baths and private outdoor showers in deluxe Meru tents, which sit on platforms overlooking floodplains and animals below..
Take a traditional mokoro canoe ride out to an isolated camping spot and then swap stories around the campfire..
“My partner and I had the most fantastic time on this tour. Of course there were a couple of long drives but then Africa is blinking huge so we expected that. Yes, it was dusty - it was the dry season. The range of environments was great, the pacing excellent and the encounters with nature and people were well managed and yet up close and personal at the same time. So much was done for us that we sometimes felt pampered but it is a tiring tour and we were grateful that the team, led by Sam, did so much for us with such good grace. A great bunch of people.”
“This trip delivered everything it promised,helped by unbroken clear skys. As with all Exodus trips the notes were accurate and should not be left unread, a wildcamping safari is just what it says! So lucky to join a group of mature travelers to whom laughing was second nature, it really does help!”
“This trip absolutely delivers - incredible wildlife and an opportunity to appreciate the wilderness of Botswana. The opportunity to get away completely from modern life and appreciate the beauty and scale of Southern Africa is brilliant. The unpredictable nature of the trip adds to the uniqueness and the surprises. We saw many many unexpected sights - a leopard fast asleep on a tree, its kill hanging beside it with the leopard's cub snuggled up asleep on a lower branch; a lion feasting on a rhino kill; elephants walking into camp… Every day was special. In addition to the wildlife, the landscape was incredible with beautiful sunsets and starry evenings.”
“This is an excellent holiday for people who want to get really close to the wildlife of Botswana. Seven of the 13 nights are spent wild camping right in the heart of national parks and wilderness areas. You will not only see, but hear and smell the life around you. It is a very immersive experience.”
“We had an amazing trip, Botswana is stunning with friendly people amazing wildlife. wild camping in the Okavango Delta and walking in the bush amongst the wildlife are experiences that I will never forget.
I would have rated the trip as excellent if it were not for the itinerary change mentioned below and the very cramped vehicle.”
Small on population and big on wildlife, that’s Botswana! Most parts of the Great Kalahari Desert lie within the borders of this exotic country and it is also home to the ancient bushman tribe, San. Wildlife ranks among the biggest attractions of Botswana. Those savannahs are scattered with all kinds of game lodges and the country is famous for hosting some of the best African safaris. Two of the best destinations for checking out Botswana’s wildlife are the Okavango River Delta and the Northern Tuli Game Reserve. Botswana is truly one of the most extraordinary places in the world, making a holiday in Botswana truly unforgettable. It ranks among the top travel destinations in Africa and always promises a memorable experience.
Ride in a mokoro (a traditional Botswanan canoe) through the grasslands of the Okavango Delta
See all the wildlife your heart desires at Chobe National Park
Take in natural beauty and rich history at the same time with a visit to the Tsodilo Hills
Learn about the country’s culture and tradition with a visit to the Bahurutshe Cultural Lodge
Get lost in the labyrinth of the Gcwihaba Caves, an underground UNESCO World Heritage site
Experience Botswana’s warm hospitality and ancient culture in the city of Maun
Don’t expect your visit to Botswana to be a cheap one. This is one of Africa’s most affluent countries, with prices to match!
‘Pula’ is not just the name of Botswana’s currency - it is a term of pure delight! ‘Pula’ is literally translated into ‘rain’, and chants of ‘pula’ in this often-dry country mean something good has happened.
Botswana has a unique musical culture, best experienced at the Maitisong Festival. This annual festival occurs at the end of March and features some of the country’s top choirs, marimba bands, and theatre performances.
Looking for tranquility? A tour to Botswana is for you! Botswana is one of the world’s least densely populated countries, and 40% of its land is dedicated to wildlife parks.
To make the most of your time in Botswana, consider skipping Gaborone, the capital city. The city is continuing to develop and there isn’t much to offer in terms of sightseeing.
Botswana has seasonal weather so please do check up on the best time to visit Botswana before planning your tour. And if you’re still hunting for more things to do and places to explore in Botswana, do check out our Botswana Travel Guide for more information.