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Lion cubs swimming in the Okavango Delta

Places to visit in Botswana

The varied landscapes of Botswana’s parks and reserves are what make it such a rewarding safari destination. Our specialists have experienced each corner of the country and can use their first-hand knowledge to help you decide on the best places to go for your Botswana safari. In the north, the sparkling waterways and emerald floodplains of the Okavango Delta are an oasis in this largely arid continent, attracting hippo, crocodile and clouds of brightly plumed birds that you can spot from a mokoro (dugout canoe). Dominating the heart of Botswana is the Central Kalahari Game Reserve — a sandy wilderness punctuated by salt pans and open plains where black-maned lion and cheetah stalk grazing herds of springbok and zebra. Then there’s Chobe National Park, whose elephant numbers during the dry season reach the tens of thousands.

Book a safari vacation to Botswana and experience many exceptional national parks and reserves, but it's the Okavango Delta’s rich array of wetlands and vast, varied ecosystems that make it unique.

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Popular places to visit in Botswana

Featuring heavily on our itinerary ideas for visiting Botswana, these places are destinations that we know prove consistently popular with our travelers. How you choose to include them in your trip can be tailored into a route that best suits your preferences.

Map of places to visit in Botswana

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