Botswana trip ideas
Over a long association with Botswana, we’ve come to know the country and its lodges incredibly well. Each of our itinerary ideas follows a route that we’ve embarked on ourselves, often one that breaks away from the busier circuits and offers visitors a novel way to explore both established highlights and emerging destinations.
Cruise through the Okavango Delta spotting hippo, crocodile and birdlife. Explore Chobe National Park, which boasts one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. Or head into the wild landscapes of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.
Ideas for your trip to Botswana
These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Botswana, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.
Explore the Okavango Delta in a small guided group.
Travel with like-minded people through one of the most iconic safari destinations in Africa.
Wake up to the sounds of the bush surrounding your tent.
Spend as long as you like viewing birdlife and wildlife and taking in the beautiful scenery.
Enjoy fantastic game viewing in the Okavango Delta's private Khwai Concession.
Explore Chobe National Park for some excellent elephant sightings.
Visit the iconic Victoria Falls.
This trip is designed to make the most of road transfers and avoid light aircraft flights.
Float along the Chobe River while spotting hippo and elephant on a boat safari.
Look out for leopard, lion, wild dog and zebra on morning and afternoon game drives.
Enjoy a relaxing mokoro boat trip along the delta’s waterways, spotting a variety of birdlife.
Head out on foot with a knowledgeable guide to learn more about the Okavango ecosystem.
Stay in a remote and wild area for an authentic safari experience.
Explore the Khwai and Gunn's Concession by mokoro.
Enjoy the incredible diversity of birdlife in the Okavango Delta.
Search for big cats and large herds of elephant.
Take a night drive in the Khwai Concession to spot the nocturnal wildlife.
Visit the stunning Victoria Falls.
Walk with the bushmen in the Makgadikgadi Pans and learn about their traditional way of life.
Experience the dramatic skies and incredible sunsets of the Kalahari desert.
See the desert regions of Botswana come to life as the rain falls and deserts bloom.
Enjoy Botswana's spectacular wildlife.
Game drives in the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park.
Mokoro excursions in the Okavango Delta.
Private family camping in the Shinde Concession.
Boat trips on the Chobe River.
Enjoy a peaceful mokoro trip on the Delta waterways.
Take a boat trip to the Kwara heronry for a birdwatching spectacle.
Enjoy game drives and night drives in Kwando Concession which offers excellent game viewing opportunities.
Visit the remote Central Kalahari National Park which is at its best for game viewing in the Emerald Season.
Look out for the famous black-maned lions of the Central Kalahari on the prowl.
Climb the gigantic sand dunes at Sossusvlei.
Kayak with seals off Pelican Point.
Float through the Okavango Delta on a mokoro.
Enjoy guided bush walks in the Kwara Concession.
Experience the excitement of both day time and night time game drives.
Explore Cape Town’s history and coastline and admire the city from the summit of Table Mountain.
Track big game in Botswana and see smaller creatures on a guided bush walk.
Take in the sights and sounds of the Okavango Delta on a peaceful mokoro trip.
Admire the natural spectacle of Victoria Falls from the air and visit nearby villages and markets.
Experience The Delta in luxury.
Be guided by world class rangers.
Light aircraft flights between camps give you a bird's eye view.
A unique mixture of safari activities.
Opulent accommodation throughout.
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