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Botswana Safaris

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An Overview of Botswana

Exodus Safaris offers an extraordinary adventure into the pristine wilderness of Botswana through its Botswana Safaris. Botswana is renowned for its vast and diverse landscapes, from the shimmering waters of the Okavango Delta to the expansive salt pans of the Makgadikgadi. As one of Africa’s premier safari destinations, Botswana promises unparalleled wildlife encounters and breathtaking scenery that captivates travelers from around the globe.

Led by experienced guides with an intimate knowledge of Botswana’s ecosystems and wildlife, Botswana Safaris by Exodus Safaris provide guests with unforgettable experiences such as game drives through the Moremi Game Reserve, mokoro excursions in the Okavango Delta, and walking safaris in the Linyanti Concession. Travelers have the opportunity to witness the Big Five, encounter rare bird species, and marvel at the spectacle of the annual zebra migration in the Makgadikgadi.

Additionally, Exodus Safaris ensures that guests enjoy luxurious accommodations in tented camps or lodges that blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings, offering comfort and relaxation after days filled with adventure. With a commitment to conservation and sustainable tourism practices, Botswana Safaris aim to preserve the pristine beauty and biodiversity of Botswana’s wilderness for generations to come.

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Why Go on Botswana Safari?

What to Do on Botswana Safari?

Game Drives

Botswana Game Drives Safari

Explore national parks and wildlife reserves on guided game drives to spot a diverse range of animals, including the Big Five.

Boat Safaris

Botswana Boat Safari

Experience the unique waterways of the Okavango Delta or Chobe River for a different perspective on wildlife.

Mokoro Excursions

Botswana Mokoro Excursion Safari

 Glide through the Okavango Delta in a traditional canoe for a tranquil and close-to-nature experience. Besides, experience fishing safaris in the water-rich regions, catching species like tigerfish and catfish.

Walking Safaris

Botswana Walking Safari

Join guided walking safaris to explore the bush on foot, offering a more intimate encounter with flora and fauna. Besides, walk with local Bushmen guides for a unique cultural and educational experience in the bush.

Bird Watching & Fishing Safaris

Botswana Bird Watching and Fishing Safari

 Botswana is a paradise for birdwatchers; many safaris offer opportunities to spot a variety of bird species. Besides, experience fishing safaris in the water-rich regions, catching species like tigerfish and catfish.

Cultural Encounters

Botswana Cultural Encounters Safari

 Engage with local communities, experiencing traditional music, dance, and crafts to gain insight into Botswana’s rich culture. Visit traditional villages to understand the daily lives and customs of the local people.

Hot Air Balloon Safaris

Botswana Hot Air Balloon Safari

Enjoy a breathtaking aerial view of the landscape and wildlife during a hot air balloon safari. Besides, take a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta or other natural wonders for a breathtaking aerial perspective.

Photography

Botswana Photography Safari

Capture the stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife with photography, making the most of the picturesque scenery.

Stargazing

Botswana Stargazing Safari

Experience the clear night skies of Botswana, especially in the remote areas, offering excellent stargazing opportunities. In addition, Unwind and appreciate the sounds of nature at your luxury camp or lodge, taking in the tranquility of the surroundings.

Camping

Botswana Camping Safari

 For a more adventurous experience, opt for camping safaris, connecting closely with the wilderness. Stay in exclusive and luxurious safari camps, immersing yourself in the natural surroundings with top-notch amenities.

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When is the best month to travel to Botswana?

Botswana in January

  • Weather: The weather in January is characterized by warm temperatures and occasional rainfall. It’s the wet season, and the landscape is lush and green.
  • Wildlife: This is an excellent time for birdwatching as migratory birds are in abundance. The presence of water also attracts a variety of animals.
  • Events: No major events, but a traditional safari exploring the Moremi Game Reserve or Chobe National Park is ideal during this time.

Botswana in February

  • Weather: Similar to January, with warm temperatures and sporadic rainfall. The greenery continues, creating a vibrant landscape.
  • Wildlife: The vegetation is still lush, offering great visibility for wildlife viewing. Migratory birds are still present.
  • Events: No major events, but exploring the Okavango Delta by mokoro (dugout canoe) is a unique and peaceful experience in February.
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Botswana in March

  • Weather: The rains start to subside, and temperatures remain warm. It’s a transitional period as the country moves from the wet season to the dry season.
  • Wildlife: Wildlife begins to disperse as water sources diminish. It’s an excellent time for birdwatching, and you may witness predator-prey interactions near remaining waterholes.
  • Events: No major events, but a mobile camping safari in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve offers a chance to see the changing landscapes.
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Botswana in April

  • Weather: The dry season begins, leading to a decrease in rainfall. Days are warm, and nights become cooler.
  • Wildlife: Wildlife congregates around remaining water sources, providing excellent opportunities for game viewing. The grasses start to dry up, improving visibility.
  • Events: No major events, but a visit to the Savuti region for its growing predator population can be rewarding.

Botswana in May

  • Weather: Dry and cooler temperatures prevail. Vegetation becomes sparse, making it easier to spot wildlife.
  • Wildlife: This is an excellent time for game viewing as animals gather around permanent water sources. The Kalahari is known for its impressive lion population, and sightings are common.
  • Events: No major events, but a photographic safari in the Linyanti Concession is recommended for its diverse wildlife.

Botswana in June

  • Weather: The dry season is in full swing, with cool temperatures in the morning and evening but warm days.
  • Wildlife: The lack of vegetation enhances wildlife visibility. June marks the beginning of the famous Okavango Delta flood, attracting a variety of animals.
  • Events: No major events, but a mokoro excursion in the Okavango Delta during the flood season is a unique experience.

Botswana in July

  • Weather: Dry and cool temperatures. It’s the peak of winter in Botswana.
  • Wildlife: The Okavango Delta is in full flood, creating a spectacle of water-based activities and attracting a diverse range of wildlife.
  • Events: No major events, but a luxury lodge safari in the Okavango Delta offers a comfortable way to experience the wildlife and landscapes.

Botswana in August

  • Weather: Similar to July, with dry and cool conditions.
  • Wildlife: The dry season concentrates wildlife around water sources. The Chobe Riverfront is particularly known for its large herds of elephants during this time.
  • Events: No major events, but a houseboat safari on the Chobe River provides a unique perspective on the abundant wildlife.

Botswana in September

  • Weather: The dry season continues, with temperatures gradually warming up.
  • Wildlife: Water sources become critical, leading to exceptional game viewing around remaining waterholes. September is a prime time for a walking safari in the Moremi Game Reserve.
  • Events: No major events, but a walking safari in Moremi allows for an intimate connection with the environment.

Botswana in October

  • Weather: The temperatures continue to rise as the dry season progresses.
  • Wildlife: Wildlife congregates around water sources, providing excellent opportunities for game viewing. It’s also the season for the zebra migration in the Savuti region.
  • Events: No major events, but a mobile camping safari following the zebra migration in the Savuti is a unique experience.

Botswana in November

  • Weather: The temperatures peak as the dry season reaches its height.
  • Wildlife: Water sources become scarce, leading to intense wildlife activity at remaining waterholes. Birdwatching is exceptional during this time.
  • Events: No major events, but a visit to the Makgadikgadi Pans for the zebra and wildebeest migration is recommended.
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Botswana in December

  • Weather: The temperatures remain high, and occasional rain showers may signal the onset of the wet season.
  • Wildlife: Wildlife is still concentrated around water sources, and birdwatching is excellent. This is also the beginning of the green season.
  • Events: No major events, but a visit to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve offers a unique perspective on the changing landscapes during the start of the wet season.
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FAQs about Botswana

  •  Botswana offers an unparalleled safari experience with abundant wildlife, exclusive low-impact tourism, and diverse landscapes, including the unique Okavango Delta.

  •  The dry winter months (May to October) are ideal for game viewing as animals gather around water sources. The wetter summer months (November to April) bring lush landscapes and migratory birdlife.

  •  Botswana is home to the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros), as well as cheetahs, wild dogs, hippos, crocodiles, and a rich variety of bird species.

  •  Botswana has a strong commitment to conservation, with a significant portion of its land dedicated to national parks and wildlife reserves. Low-impact, high-quality tourism practices ensure the preservation of natural habitats.

  •  The Okavango Delta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world's largest inland delta, offering distinctive water-based safaris through its intricate network of channels, lagoons, and islands.

  •  Yes, Botswana safaris cater to families with various lodges and camps providing family-friendly accommodations and activities, ensuring a safe and exciting experience for all ages.

  •  Opt for private or small-group safaris and choose remote, luxurious camps that prioritize exclusivity. Botswana's commitment to low-impact tourism also contributes to a more intimate wildlife viewing experience.

Accommodations

Sanctuary Chief's Camp

Location: Located in the Moremi Game Reserve.

Price: Approximately $800 – $2,000 per person per night.

Description: Sanctuary Chief’s Camp offers luxurious accommodations in elevated suites overlooking the Okavango Delta. Guests can enjoy game drives, mokoro excursions, and guided bush walks in one of Botswana’s prime wildlife destinations.

Chobe Game Lodge

Location: Situated in Chobe National Park.

Price: Approximately $400 – $800 per person per night.

Description: Chobe Game Lodge offers elegant accommodations along the Chobe River. Guests can experience game drives, boat safaris, and birdwatching in one of Africa’s most renowned wildlife areas.

Khwai Tented Camp

Location: Located in the Khwai Community Concession.

Price: Approximately $300 – $600 per person per night.

Description: Khwai Tented Camp offers classic safari-style tents with modern amenities. Guests can enjoy game drives and night safaris in the private concession, known for its diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes.

Savute Safari Lodge

Location: Situated in the Savute region of Chobe National Park.

Price: Approximately $500 – $1,000 per person per night.

Description: Savute Safari Lodge offers luxurious accommodations overlooking the Savute Channel. Guests can experience thrilling game drives to witness the park’s abundant wildlife, including predators and elephants.

Xigera Safari Lodge

Location: Located in the Okavango Delta.

Price: Approximately $1,000 – $2,500 per person per night.

Description: Xigera Safari Lodge offers exclusive accommodations in a pristine wilderness setting. Guests can explore the delta by mokoro or boat, enjoy guided nature walks, and observe wildlife from elevated platforms.

Kalahari Plains Camp

Location: Situated in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

Price: Approximately $400 – $800 per person per night.

Description: Kalahari Plains Camp offers comfortable accommodations in canvas tents with panoramic views of the vast Kalahari landscape. Guests can experience game drives and cultural interactions with the local San people.

Linyanti Bush Camp

Location: Located in the private Linyanti Concession.

Price: Approximately $300 – $600 per person per night.

Description: Linyanti Bush Camp offers authentic tented accommodations overlooking the Linyanti Marsh. Guests can enjoy game drives, boat safaris, and birdwatching in a remote and wildlife-rich area.

Jack's Camp

Location: Situated in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Price: Approximately $1,500 – $3,000 per person per night.

Description: Jack’s Camp offers luxurious and stylish accommodations in traditional safari tents. Guests can explore the unique landscapes of the Makgadikgadi Pans, including quad biking, meerkat encounters, and cultural experiences with the local San people.

Camp Moremi

Location: Located in the Moremi Game Reserve.

Price: Approximately $400 – $800 per person per night.

Description: Camp Moremi offers classic safari-style accommodations nestled in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Guests can enjoy game drives, boat cruises, and guided nature walks in search of the delta’s diverse wildlife.

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge

Location: Situated in the Savute region of Chobe National Park.

Price: Approximately $500 – $1,000 per person per night.

Description: Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge offers luxurious tented accommodations with panoramic views of the Savute landscape. Guests can experience thrilling game drives to witness the park’s wildlife, including predators and elephants.

Types of Botswana Safaris

Classic Game Drives

Botswana Classic Game Drive Safari Package

Traditional game drives in open 4×4 vehicles, led by experienced guides, to explore national parks and wildlife reserves like Chobe and Moremi.

Boat Safaris

Botswana Boat Safari Package

Navigate the waterways of the Okavango Delta or Chobe River on motorized boats or traditional mokoros (canoes) for a unique perspective on wildlife.

Walking Safaris

Botswana Walking Safari Package

Guided walking safaris, often accompanied by armed rangers, allowing you to explore the bush on foot and observe wildlife in a more intimate setting.

Mokoro Excursions

Botswana Mokoro Excursion Safaris Package

Glide through the water channels of the Okavango Delta in traditional mokoros, offering a serene and quiet approach to wildlife.

Mobile Camping Safaris

Botswana Mobile Camping Safari Package

Explore different regions of Botswana by moving from one campsite to another, providing a sense of adventure and a closer connection to the environment.

Luxury Safaris

Botswana Luxury Safari Package

Indulge in high-end accommodations, gourmet dining, and exclusive game viewing experiences in luxurious camps and lodges.

Cultural Safaris

Botswana Cultural Safari Package

Combine wildlife viewing with cultural experiences, visiting local communities to learn about their traditions, music, and daily life.

Photographic Safaris

Botswana Photographic Safari Package

Tailored for photography enthusiasts, these safaris focus on capturing the stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife of Botswana.

Family Safaris

Botswana Family Safari Package

Family-friendly safaris with accommodations and activities suitable for all ages, including educational programs for children.

Birding Safaris

Botswana Birding Safari Package

Designed for birdwatchers, these safaris focus on spotting and identifying a wide variety of bird species found in Botswana.

Self-Drive Safaris

Botswana Self Drive Safari Package

Rent a 4×4 vehicle and explore national parks at your own pace, providing flexibility and independence during your safari.

Overland Safaris

Botswana Overland Safari Package

Join a group tour on an overland safari, often in a purpose-built truck, traveling through multiple destinations with shared accommodation and activities.

Who is Travelling to Tanzania with you?

Northern Safari Circuit in Tanzania

The northern safari circuit is bookended by Lake Victoria and Rubondo Island in the west and Mount Kilimanjaro in the east. To the north lies the Kenyan border with the Masai Mara and Amboseli reserves located just across the frontier. Tarangire National Park is regarded as the most southerly tourist attraction in this diverse and breathtaking safari region. Within a relatively compact geographical area, safari goers will have access to a multitude of other iconic parks and major tourist attractions, including the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Oldupai Gorge, Lake Natron, Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, Mount Meru, Arusha National Park and Lake Manyara.

Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater, originally a massive volcano, is the world’s largest preserved crater. Some say it would have been higher than Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro before it erupted.
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Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater, originally a massive volcano, is the world’s largest preserved crater. Some say it would have been higher than Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro before it erupted.
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Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater, originally a massive volcano, is the world’s largest preserved crater. Some say it would have been higher than Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro before it erupted.
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Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater, originally a massive volcano, is the world’s largest preserved crater. Some say it would have been higher than Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro before it erupted.
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Every About the Botswana Safaris

Diverse Wildlife

Diverse Wildlife

Encounter the iconic Big Five, along with cheetahs, wild dogs, hippos, and numerous bird species, making Botswana a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise.

Okavango Delta's Splendor

Okavango Delta Splendour

 Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta, where winding waterways and lush islands create a unique backdrop for safaris, including mokoro rides and boat excursions.

Chobe National Park's Elephant Haven

Chobe National Park's Elephant's Haven

 Witness one of Africa’s largest elephant populations in Chobe National Park, known for its impressive game viewing along the Chobe River.

Moremi Game Reserve

Moremi Game Reserve

 Nestled within the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve offers diverse ecosystems, rich birdlife, and the thrill of spotting predators on land and water.

Exclusive Linyanti Wildlife Reserve

Exclusive Linyanti Wildlife Reserve

 Head to the northern reaches for the exclusive Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, a haven for predators like lions and leopards, providing an intimate safari experience.

Dynamic Savuti Marsh

Diverse Wildlife

Within Chobe National Park, Savuti Marsh unveils captivating wildlife interactions, making it a hotspot for observing the predator-prey relationships.

Conservation Commitment

Conservation Commitment

 Botswana stands as a conservation leader, dedicating substantial land to national parks and reserves while emphasizing low-impact, high-quality tourism.

Luxurious Wilderness Camps

Luxurious Wilderness Camps

 Indulge in luxury at remote wilderness camps and lodges, offering a harmonious blend of comfort and immersion in nature.

Cultural Engagement

Cultural Engagaments

 Immerse yourself in Botswana’s cultural tapestry by engaging with local communities, experiencing traditional music, dance, and arts.

Seasonal Contrasts

Seasonal Contrasts

 Choose your safari experience with seasonal contrasts – dry winters (May to October) for concentrated game viewing and lush summers (November to April) with migratory birdlife and vibrant landscapes.