Incredible wildlife spectacles, exclusive safari camps & phenomenal natural beauty

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Botswana is home to incredible wildlife

Botswana is one of Africa’s greatest safari destinations, where some of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles take place in some of the most extraordinary landscapes on the planet.

Located in southern Africa, the country is dominated by the desert, and yet Botswana is a land of abundance. Nearly one-fifth of the country is covered by national parks and wildlife reserves, and it remains one of Africa’s last great wilderness areas, where untamed wildlife roam free through unfenced land. 

Botswana is home to all of Africa’s Big Five - lions, leopards, buffalos, rhinos and the largest concentration of African elephants in the world, which trek their ancient migratory routes each year in massive herds. There are impressive herds of buffalo and zebra, lions swimming across rivers, stealthy cheetahs, lolling hippos, friendly meerkats, and thriving packs of African wild dogs. 

The wildlife is remarkable, while the landscapes are simply like nowhere on Earth. The Okavango Delta is a stunning sea on land, where a plethora of animals come to splash and drink from the endless maze of lily-covered lagoons and gleaming waterways. You can traverse these waters in a mokoro (dugout canoe), keeping your eyes peeled for hippos, crocodiles, and colorful bird life. 

From the largest inland delta in the world, you can reach the largest unbroken stretch of sand on earth. The Kalahari Desert is a wondrous land of shimmering white salt pans, dazzling blue lakes, golden grasslands and fossil river valleys marked with ancient Baobab trees. 

It’s also home to the indigenous San people, the original inhabitants of southern Africa, known for their deep connection and knowledge of the land. 

As a country that is renowned for its exclusive safari experiences, you can soak up all the magic of Botswana without the hordes of tourists. The luxury lodges and camps are unrivaled, set in remote locations with sumptuous touches like private pools, personal butlers, river cruises at sunset, and claw-foot bathtubs under the starry skies. 

Start customizing your exclusive tour of Botswana by contacting our knowledgeable team of Botswana travel experts. 

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Where to go in Botswana

Botswana is packed with spectacular, diverse regions. Chobe National Park is the most popular park, renowned for its massive population of over 100,000 elephants in and around the park and Chobe river. Get off the beaten track in the Savute area, where you can see elephants splashing in watering holes as the sky lights up in a flaming orange sunset.

The Okavango Delta is an iconic oasis amidst the desert, famed for its beautiful labyrinth of waterways and lush vegetation that attract a diverse abundance of animals. The Great Salt Pans are a stark contrast to the Delta, with ethereal white plains, stark red dunes and ancient Baobab trees. The Moremi Game Reserve is another top game-rich wilderness area, packed with Africa’s Big Five, while the Kwando-Linyanti region offers the chance to get off grid on the incredible Selinda Adventure Trail.

Your Luxury Accommodation Options in Botswana

Botswana is unmatched when it comes to luxury lodges and camps, known for its exclusive safari experiences and lavish tents in remote locations. Our fantastic lodge relationships mean you get preferential treatment as a Wayfairer client & access to our excellent rates.

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