Botswana safari holidays are normally conducted in and around the great desert parks, including the lunar landscapes of the Makgadikgadi Pans, as well as the wetland wonders of the Okavango Delta, the Chobe National Park and Tuli to the east. Botswana’s National Parks number amongst Africa’s wildest and most spectacular, which is why at Journey into Africa Tours and Safaris, we offer a wide variety of Botswana Safari tour packages that allow our clients to experience this piece of ‘wildlife heaven’.
This piece of untamed Africa produces some of the most memorable wildlife sightings including the “Big Five” and the varying eco-systems allow for a wide range of animals within close proximity. The Okavango Delta is one of the highlights of this land, with majestic waterways and open lagoons which are home to hippos, crocodiles, a variety of birds and game who come to drink from the waterholes. Lodges here can offer incredible game drives, as well as tours on traditional mokoros (a dugout canoe) where you explore the twisting channels at face level.
Elephant in Chobe National Park, Botswana
Mokoro boats in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
Wild dogs are a fantastic sighting on game drives in Botswana
Kudu drinking at a waterhole
Walking while on safari in Botswana
Pool overlooking the savannah at a luxury lodge in Botswana
4x4 Game Drive in the Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana
Bushman hunting in Botswana
With so much to choose from when deciding to go for a Botswana safari, why not try some of these regions and activities:
The Central Kalahari Game Reserve: Typical of the semi-desert conditions that dominate most of Botswana, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve assures visitors sightings of a variety of game in their natural setting.
Makgadikgadi National Park: The last remnants of a lake that was once the largest in Africa, the various salt pans, islands and baobab trees that make up the landscape are a poignant reminder of how transient ecological environments and the life that depends on it can be.
Okavango Delta: Is one of the world's largest inland water systems and here you can enjoy game viewing by local dugout canoe (mokoro). As you get poled along the meandering waterways you will have the opportunity to spot a variety of wild animals along the river banks and in the water.
Moremi Game Reserve: Tall mopane trees and a wide variety of wildlife await you in the Moremi. Only 30% of the reserve is made up by land and the rest waterways at is situated next to the Okavango Delta.
Birding: Botswana not only offers a countless number of migratory and resident bird species, it also boasts a bewildering array of raptors and other spectacular birds of prey.
Chobe National Park: A superb wildlife reserve with the largest elephant population in all of Africa (and therefore the world), Chobe is also blessed with tropical vegetation and greater rainfall than is usually found in this dry country
We have just returned from our third holiday organised for us by Journey Into Africa. As always we have been delighted with the immaculate organisation of the trip which this time was quite complex. All the aspects of the trip flowed seamlessly from one to another with all the transfers taking place smoothly. Our stay at the Royal Livingstone was relaxing and a good base to do the activities around Victoria Falls. The game drives at Chobe Botswana, were very productive with our guide ensuring we had good sightings of many different animals. Golf at Fancourt was relaxed and a great place to end our stay in South Africa. We would certainly recommend booking with JIA. Dealing over the internet is no problem and queries are always answered immediately. We would certainly return for a fourth time.
Pete & Mary Barnett UK 12 Day Vic Falls, Chobe & Fancourt Golf Tour 24 July - 04 August 2010