Special things to do in Botswana
Our experts tailor-make your safari to include diverse ways of experiencing the wilderness, landscape, wildlife and culture of Botswana. Things to do include: mokoro trips, walking with elephants, meeting meerkats, searching for wild dogs, learning from San Bushmen, scenic flights . . .
When to go to Botswana
It is always a good time to visit Botswana! If you want the very best chance of stunning wildlife viewing, July to October are the best months, but the green season months of November to March are quieter, more lush, and excellent for birding as well as seeing wildlife in the Kalahari and Pans. Read on for more detail about when to take your Botswana safari.Read more
11 days from £5,305pp plus international flights.
An exciting Botswana safari including Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, the Okavango Delta and on to Nxai Pan.
- View the incredible spectacle of Victoria Falls
- Wildlife viewing in Chobe National Park
- Scenic flight to the Okavango Delta
- Game drives, mokoro trips and bush walks in the Okavango Delta
- Walk with a bushman guide in the dramatic scenery of Nxai Pan
Places to go in Botswana
Read about the highlights of this incredible country in our short summary guides to the main places to go.View more
The famous Okavango Delta with the Moremi Wildlife Reserve at its heart, is the jewel of Botswana, and one of the best wildlife reserves in Africa.
Moremi Game Reserve
Moremi Game Reserve is the beating heart of Botswana’s wildlife-rich Okavango Delta.
Chobe & Savute
Tens of thousands of elephants head for Chobe each year! The incredible wildlife region of Chobe National Park in northern Botswana also includes the arid Savute area.
Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans
The Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans on the northern edge of Botswana's Kalahari Desert are vast salt pans left over from a massive ancient lake. Unique landscapes, meerkats, wildlife migrations.
Places we love to stay in Botswana
Here you’ll find a small collection of our favourite places to stay in Botswana, though as an independent tour operator specialising in tailor-made holidays, we actually sell a much wider choice of Botswana camps and lodges than we show.View more
Selinda Explorers Camp
Nxai Pan Camp
Letaka Safaris Mobile Camping
Facts and information
Overnight flights to Johannesburg then connections to Maun in Botswana. Total flying time about 13 hours.
Botswana's official language is English. Tswana is spoken widely.
Not required for British travellers (up to 90 days). EC nationals can ask us for further advice. **If travelling with children under 18 then please carry their original or certified unabridged birth certificate**
There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if you are coming from an infected area. Malaria prophylactics are recommended in the north.
Read more in our Tribes blog
The Tribes blog brings you regular articles written by our specialists, travellers or partners and conservationists in our destinations. We have a big collection of articles now, so have a mooch to find some interesting short reads.Explore more
A morning encounter with wild dogs
It's 530am and I've had my shower, coffee and fruit muffin, and I'm jumping aboard the 4x4, armed with my camera and binoculars.
What is a mokoro?
I didn’t know either! So, when on my recent trip to Botswana my guide suggested it, I thought I'd better give it a go! When most people are going on safari in Botswana, they think of the traditional 4x4 jeep game drives and boat cruises as a way of seeing the country and wildlife, but if you want to get an authentic and alternative experience on safari, then I would highly recommend a mokoro boat trip on the Okavango Delta.
My first trip to Botswana, by Luke (14 yrs)
Luke Marks, 14 yrs, travelled with his mum Amanda Marks, director of Tribes Travel, on a research trip in late May.