Botswana's deserts, pans and deltas are some of the last great, untouched wildernesses in Southern Africa. With vast expanses of diverse terrain and a thriving ecosystem like no other on earth, Botswana is undoubtedly one of the best safari locations in the world.
A self-drive safari through the vast and varied landscapes, combined with an awe-inspiring spectacle of wildlife, is an unbeatable experience. From the unforgiving Kalahari Desert and the extensive Makgadikgadi salt pans to the riverbanks of Chobe National Park, nature lovers will be spoilt for choice.
Pristine African wilderness.
The National Parks in Botswana are extremely protected. They only allow for a small number of lodges, tented camps, and campsites to be built. This means that there is a huge amount of demand for a small number of properties, so you need to book early to get your first choice properties – we advise a year in advance if possible.
Whether you be camping under the stars with your vehicle, or exploring the floodplains of the Okavango Delta by mokoro, be prepared to be amazed.
Generally wet and humid near the Delta. However, a good time to visit the Central Kalahari.
Like January, it's wet and humid near the Delta but less wet in the Central Kalahari.
Often dry and sunny days, though still wet and luscious. A good time for birding.
Another fresh, green month with less rain.
Much less rain and routes start to open up. A good time to benefit from shoulder season rates and less tourists.
The start of the peak season as the land dries. Little rainfall and low temperatures at night.
Conditions start to reach their best. Very cold evenings.
Game viewing conditions reach their optimum. Lovely weather.
Temperatures starts to pick up. Conditions still perfect.
Temperatures still climbing and the terrain starting to look very dry.
An unpredictable month depending on whether the rains are early or late.
The rains return to dry lands.
The Okavango Delta is the worlds largest inland delta system. Either way you look at it, be it by car, boat or plane, it is simply incredible!
Our favourite Botswana National Park, Chobe offers everything from ants to elephants! The game viewing is superb, all year round too.
Renowned for its panoramic views and growing lion population, the Kalahari is a very desirable place to travel. It's also best travelled between December - May.
Situated over the lowest lying areas of Botswana, the Makgadikgadi is home to two magnificent salt pans. The view from here takes your breath away.
Located on the periphery of the Okavango delta, the Moremi is home to a huge array of wildlife. A few nights here and you will feel like you were in the Delta itself.
The Savuti Channel has a fascinating history of flooding and drying up sporadically - a mystery that has intrigued geologists for years. It is also a wildlife hotspot!
All our itineraries are tailor made, but here are some of our favourite routes and camp combinations.