Botswana is often considered one of the greatest safari destinations in Africa, offering exceptional wildlife viewing across varied landscapes, and a chance to truly get back to the roots of isolated wilderness. Discover the black-maned lion on the plains of the Kalahari, be surrounded by the huge concentrated elephant herds in the Chobe National Park, and get lost amongst the hippos and crocodiles in the waterways of the Okavango Delta. With its low-impact approach to tourism and upmarket nature, Botswana can often be very expensive, but we've handpicked some great value options that take in all the must-see spots and still have that little touch of luxury along the way.
Best Time to Visit
There isn't really a bad time to go to Botswana! Traditionally the high season runs from July to October when rates can often double during this period which is something to watch out for. Weather-wise the rains and warmer temperatures usually come from November to April (January/February are the wettest months) and May to October is therefore considered to be the dry season, but can be a little colder on those early morning drives in July and August.
If you are looking to visit Botswana without breaking the bank we absolutely love April and May for the best weather and the great value trips that can be taken at that time, with the added benefit of lush green scenery and many newborns.
Our Small Group Tours
Northern Highlights North
10 days from Maun to Kasane
Camping like you've never seen it before! There's no better way to experience Northern Botswana than on a luxury 4* mobile camping tour. From Maun to Moremi, Khwai to Savuti, you'll enjoy game drives, a mokoro trip and a river cruise in Chobe. This trip is simply superb!
11 days from Maun to Maun
A multi-country road trip across Botswana, Namibia and Zambia that begins with experiencing life with the Sans D'Kar Bushman, cruising on the Okavango Delta, driving through the Caprivi Strip, feeling the power of the mighty Victoria Falls and the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.
Northern Highlights South
10 days from Kasane to Maun
Camping like you've never seen it before! There's no better way to experience Northern Botswana than on a luxury 4* mobile camping tour. From Chobe to Savuti, Khwai to Moremi, you'll enjoy game drives, a mokoro trip and a river cruise. With a maximum group of 7, this trip is simply superb!
Into Botswana & Zimbabwe
15 days from Victoria Falls to Maun
With some of the world’s greatest wildlife, Botswana and Zimbabwe are perfect partners for a safari. Make the most of your time away by exploring two of Southern Africa's most enigmatic countries with endangered wild dogs, rhino tracking, and the iconic Victoria Falls.
10 days from Maun to Maun
A combination tour of luxury mobile camps and tented lodges that delves into 3 different areas of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and ends with exploring the fringes of the Okavango Delta by mokoro and the Khwai Concession Area. Short flights help to cover large distances easily on this diverse trip.
Our Tailor-Made Holiday Inspiration
Ultimate African Taster
15 days from Victoria Falls to Cape Town
A multi-country tour that is perfect for first-timers to Africa who want to see what the fuss is all about. From Victoria Falls to Chobe, the Kruger National Park to a private reserve, Stellenbosch to Cape Town, this exclusive trip has something for everyone!