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Botswana

Wildlife holidays in Botswana

Tell me about Botswana …

A land-locked country straddling the Tropic of Capricorn, Botswana offers one of the last unspoiled wildernesses in Africa.

Botswana is a country of extreme habitats: in it you can visit the vast waterless Kalahari, as well as the world’s largest inland delta – the Okavango.

Remarkably for an African country, Botswana has a tiny population. Just over one million inhabitants occupy this nation that is the size of France and Germany together!

Nearly one fifth of its area is given over to national parks and it has huge, unfenced game reserves.

Our Botswana specialist recommends..

"Our ‘Bostwana’ tour offers a comprehensive 15-day wildlife adventure to Chobe National Park, Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Victoria Falls and a 4-day exploration of the magnificent Okavango Delta. Our ‘Botswana’s Desert & Delta’ tour is birdwatching holiday to the spectacular inland delta of the Okavango."

 

Paul Stanbury
Operations Manager

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Whats special about its wildlife?

  • The largest herds in southern Africa roam free & wild
  • Botswana is home to some of the continents most spectacular & varied bird life
  • Wild Dogs are a special species to see in the region & our wildlife holidays offer the chance of seeing this elusive species
  • The Okavango transforms 15,000 square kilometres of Botswana into a paradise of palms, papyrus & crystal clear waterways teeming with wildlife

Naturetrek tours to Botswana

Naturetrek offers a range of wildlife holidays and natural history tours in Botswana. These include bargain tours as well as a comprehensive 16-day holiday.

Our tours to Botswana visit:

  • The Okavango Deltas complex habitats in search of its mammals & birds
  • Chobe National Park, which is especially famous for Elephants & waterbirds, as well as Lion & Cheetah in its savannah areas
  • Moremi Wildlife Reserve – we look for birds such as woodpeckers, barbets and weavers, plus huge herds of Buffalo, Lechwe, Zebra & other mammals on the edge of the Okavango
  • Our Botswana tour includes a visit to the Victoria Falls

WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Botswana HOLIDAYS

As always a wonderful trip with Naturetrek. All the guides and camp staff in Botswana were first class. The guides were very knowledgable not just about the birds but all the animals, from the biggest Elephant to the smallest Frog.

W.C.
Essex
Botswana

Could I take this opportunity to praise both Paul and the local guides - all were excellent in their leadership and help in making it such a memorable holiday.
Overall the holiday was excellent. The Okavango Delta has been on my list of places to visit for years. Your trip fulfilled that ambition beautifully. Magical place and both Duba Plains Lodge and Jacuna Lodge superb - can wholeheartedly recommend them both for location, quality and attention to details as their staff do a 1st class job. The wildlife, wonderful, and Dave Luck, our guide, a great guy - superb all round naturalist - very easy to work with and a decent chap - would go on one of his trips again definitely.