Skip to content

Botswana

Explore Africa's Garden of Eden

Are you ready to embark on the wildest, most jaw-dropping journey of your life? If the answer is a roaring “YES,” you’ve come to the right place! Welcome to Botswana, where safaris are not just vacations; they’re epic adventures into the heart of untamed Africa!

Get ready to ditch the ordinary and dive headfirst into a world where lions roar, elephants parade, and zebras flaunt their stripes like they’re walking the fashion runway. In Botswana, the circle of life unfolds before your very eyes, and every moment feels like a scene straight out of The Lion King!

Picture yourself gliding through the Okavango Delta in a traditional mokoro, surrounded by lush greenery and exotic bird calls that would make even the most famous opera singers envious. Or how about venturing into Savuti and Linyanti, where elephants reign supreme, and you’re treated to a wildlife parade that’s better than any show in Las Vegas?

But wait, there’s more! Prepare to be mesmerized by the vast open plains of the Central Kalahari, where the landscape stretches as far as the eye can see, and the stars twinkle brighter than a diamond-studded sky, a sight so awe-inspiring it’ll leave you utterly speechless!

Three Reasons to Come to Botswana ...
Okavango Delta In A Mokoro
Unique Experiences
Leopard On A 4 Day Botswana Safari
Superb game viewing
Kwetsani Camp Botswana
A luxury safari destination
Cheetah Icon

Safari destinations in Botswana

Yoga Flower

The Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is one of the most inspiring and captivating wilderness locations in Africa if not the entire planet. The Delta is a truly unspoiled wilderness with terrain ranging from dry grasslands to swamps. Safaris and game watching are the most popular activities in this gorgeous place and possible animals to be sighted include cheetahs, lion prides, leopards on the prowl, zebra, giraffes, elephants, crocodiles and a huge variety of plains game to name only a few.

Yoga Flower

Savuti / Linyanti

Savuti and Linyanti are vast areas of pristine wilderness located in the north of Botswana, situated between the Okavango Delta, the Chobe National Park and Namibia’s Caprivi Strip. The entire area is superb for elephants but they are possibly at their most spectacular along the rivers. There are a few rival prides of lion and this is also an excellent area for spotting the elusive leopard and rare wild dog.

Yoga Flower

The Central Kalahari

Wild, mysterious and just unthinkably vast, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve is a true wilderness that will give you the impression that you are exploring Africa on your own. Rich grasslands surround you by day whilst the skies at night are as clear as you could ever imagine. The rain in summer brings about countless animals of all shapes and sizes including massive herds of animals like wildebeest, zebra and springbok.

Hyena Icon

Best Time To Visit Botswana

April to October
  • Wildlife is easier to spot because there is less vegetation
  • Large herds of elephants and buffalo gather
  • Little to no rain and most days are sunny
  • Few mosquitoes
  • Early morning and evenings are cold
  • Lodges and hotels are busy
  • Rates are higher
  • Can be dusty on the game drives
November to March
  • The rainy season turns everything green
  • Best time for game viewing in The Central Kalahari
  • Rains are mostly short afternoon showers and seldom ruin activities
  • Lodges and hotels are quieter
  • Rates are lower
  • Wildlife viewing can be quite slow in the delta
  • It gets very hot in December, January and February
  • Roads can be very difficult to traverse

Our top tip, May and June are absolutely amazing months to enjoy a safari in The Okavango. The weather is awesome and it is quieter. For the Central Kalahari, February and May are winners, the game viewing is the best during those months

Leopard Icon

Animals on a Safari in Botswana

Young Male Lion
African Elephant
Cape Buffalo
Young Leopard
Wild Dog
Wild Dog Icon

Frequently Asked Questions About Botswana

In Botswana, there are several different types of safaris that we offer our guests, catering to various interests and preferences. Here are some of the most common types of safaris you can experience in the country:

  • Guided Safaris: These are the most popular and traditional safaris. You’ll be accompanied by professional guides who have comprehensive knowledge of the local wildlife and landscape. They will lead you on game drives in open vehicles, ensuring you have the best chance to spot and learn about the animals.
  • Privately Guided Safaris: These are personalized and exclusive safari experiences where you have the services of a private guide and, often, a dedicated vehicle for you and your travel partners. Unlike group safaris, where several guests are led by a single guide, a privately guided safari offers a more intimate and flexible adventure.
  • Walking Safaris: Walking safaris offer a more immersive experience where you explore the wilderness on foot. Accompanied by armed and experienced guides, you’ll get closer to nature and have a chance to see smaller creatures, tracks, and plants.
  • Luxury Safaris: For those seeking a high-end experience, luxury safaris provide top-notch accommodations, gourmet meals, and personalized service. You’ll enjoy the thrill of the wilderness while indulging in luxurious comforts.
  • Photographic Safaris: Perfect for photography enthusiasts, these safaris focus on capturing stunning wildlife and landscape shots. They often have specialized guides who understand the needs of photographers and know the best spots for the perfect shot.
  • Family-Friendly Safaris: Our favourite safaris! We offer private lodges, guides and chefs, providing activities suitable for children and ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for the whole family without worrying about the noise levels or the kids getting tired.
  • Conservation Safaris: Some lodges and reserves offer opportunities to get involved in conservation efforts, providing visitors with a chance to contribute to wildlife protection and research.

Botswana has a stable political environment and a relatively low crime rate compared to some other African nations. In all honesty, you would encounter more issues from the wildlife than the people, a very different picture to what is painted in the media.

Always remember that wildlife encounters, while thrilling, should be treated with caution and respect. Keep a safe distance from animals, and avoid any actions that could disturb or harm them. By following these guidelines and being mindful of your surroundings, you can enjoy a safe and unforgettable safari experience in Botswana.

Also, with Moriti, you are always with a guide who knows where to go and how to get there safely. That way, you never have to worry about being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Accommodations on a safari in Botswana can vary widely, catering to different preferences and budgets. Here at Moriti, we do not cut corners and only offer 4-5 star accommodation options. Our lodges all offer all-inclusive packages, including meals, game drives, and sometimes select drinks or activities. They prioritize guest comfort and provide an opportunity to connect with the surrounding wildlife and landscapes, something Moriti feels very strongly about.

Bare in mind, Botswana is, alongside Rwanda, the most expensive safari destination in Africa. This is done purposefully to limit the number of visitors to protect the environment.

Yes, you can absolutely combine a safari in Botswana with other nearby attractions and even visit neighbouring countries. Botswana shares a border with Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia, making it a very central safari destination. This means destinations like Victoria Falls, Kruger Park and Cape Town are all just a short drive or flight away.

The age restrictions for participating in a safari in Botswana can vary depending on the specific safari operator, lodge, or game reserve. In general, many safari lodges and reserves have age restrictions for children younger than 12 due to noise levels and comfort on the game drives. Also remember that age restrictions are in place to ensure the safety and comfort of all guests, including young children.

That is why we offer private safaris which cater for families and alleviate any issues that you may encounter with other guests or lodges.

Additionally, keep in mind that safari activities can be exciting but also physically demanding at times. Ensuring that children are comfortable with outdoor activities and long drives will contribute to a more enjoyable safari experience for the whole family.

Sun Separator

The Best Botswana Safaris

Leopard waking up on safari

Okavango & Linyanti Safari

A 7-day safari exploring Botswana's garden of Eden . It's wild, it's beautiful! Rates start from USD 1,500 per person per night.
Read more
Yoga Flower
Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe and get safari news as well as fun stuff that we are doing on our various social platforms. We only mail out a few times a month because we know you are busy.

Back To Top
Search