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Botswana safaris & vacations

Botswana safaris & vacations

Travel to the Okavango Delta and search for big game on a tailor-made safari in Botswana

Botswana is simply a game-watching paradise, with the Okavango Delta’s rich array of wetlands and vast, varied ecosystems. Lion, elephant, buffalo, hippo, leopard and cheetah are all to be found here, rhino have recently been reintroduced, and the camps and lodges our specialists have found are among the best in Africa.

Flight Time

19¾ hours (New York to Maun)

Time Zone

UTC +2

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Audley Travel specialist Jack

Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our Botswana specialists at 1-855-838-0530

Suggested itineraries for Botswana

These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip to Botswana could entail. They cover routes that we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Our expert guides to traveling in Botswana

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Botswana. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Botswana at its best.

Video: My travels in Botswana, 2017

Botswana road
Botswana

Self-driving in Botswana: a wild safari adventure

While most people fly between camps on their Botswana safari vacation, self-driving allows you to see more of the country and adds a spark of adventure to your trip. Africa specialist Alex outlines the best ways to explore the country from behind the wheel.

Lunch at Zarafa Camp, Selinda Concession
Botswana

Honeymoons in Botswana

A safari is perhaps the ultimate honeymoon experience and Botswana is one of the top destinations in Africa. Stay in a luxury lodge in the big game rich Okavango Delta, take a boat trip on the Chobe River, or visit the San people of the Kalahari. Complete your trip with a few days on a beach in the Seychelles or Mauritius.

Mobile Tented Camp, Chobe National Park
Botswana

Mobile camping safaris in Botswana

The sights and sounds of safari are just the other side of the canvas on one of our tailor-made mobile camping safaris. Get back to basics and immerse yourself in the true spirit of Africa, staying in private campsites where comfort isn't scrimped on.

Little Vumbura, Vumbura Concession
Botswana

Luxury safaris in Botswana

If you're planning a luxury vacation to Botswana we've a huge choice of exclusive places to stay, from luxurious vacation camps and lodges to luxury hotels. Touches of comfort like king-sized beds and plunge pools give you extravagance in the heart of the wildlife.

Zebra kicking up the dust
Botswana

Zebra migration

Each year, up to 25,000 zebra migrate through Botswana's national parks in one of the animal kingdom's most spectacular sights. Our specialists can recommend the places where you're mostly likely to witness the action and the best camps to stay in.

Elephant in the Okavango
Botswana

Okavango Delta safaris

The Okavango Delta is safari by water, where you glide in canoes through waterways and twinkling lagoons in search of hippo, elephant, giraffe and iridescent birdlife. Discover the best time to visit this wonderful water world and how we can help you plan your safari there.

Family safari in the Kwando Concession
Botswana

Family safaris in Botswana

Botswana has a great selection of family-friendly camps with activities that will introduce your kids to the wonders of safari. And there’s the water world of the Okavango Delta to explore. Our specialists will help you pick the trip that suits you and your family.

Footsteps across the Delta. Walking Safari
Botswana

Walking safaris in Botswana

Get away from the road and closer to the wildlife on one of our tailor-made walking safaris in Botswana, with a great chance of spotting the Big Five. Our specialists will design your safari on foot around your preferences, anything from a morning walk to a three-day hike.

Half Day Water Photographic Safari - Pangolin Safaris,Chobe National Park
Botswana

Photographic safaris in Botswana

If your camera is top of the packing list, take your passion for photography on safari with you. Our tailor-made photographic safaris in Botswana show you the elephant herds, giraffe and big cats while expert photographers help you capture the memory.

Hailey on a Mokoro experience in the Khwai Concession

Start planning your trip

Provide us with a few starting details about your travel plans, and one of our Botswana specialists will be in touch to give you suggestions and ideas.