With its dramatic salt pans, diamond rich deserts and vast open savannas teeming with wildlife, Botswana could very well be the Africa you’ve always dreamed about.
Located in Southern Africa, Botswana is one of Africa’s great game destinations. With about 40% of its land designated as protected parks and reserves, travelling in Botswana will have you feeling like you’re in a natural paradise. Botswana’s emphasis on low-impact luxury tourism also ensures that even the most famous game-viewing areas are isolated and private.
Lightfoot Travel focuses on Botswana’s most beautiful regions that have the highest concentrations of wildlife, and the most exclusive luxury tented camps and lodges – the Okavango Delta, and the Kalahari Game Reserve, the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve.
Be enthralled by the unique sights and sounds of the Okavango Delta, the biggest inland delta in the world. Travel silently through the waterways in a traditional mokoro (traditional dug out canoes) with a guide, or discover the beauty and richness of the area on horseback or even elephant back. If you’re going for the game viewing, most animals meet up around the waterholes from May to October. Birds and vegetation thrive in the area’s rainy season from November to April, with birds returning from their migration and plants burst with rich colour.
The Kalahari Desert is a huge semi-arid sandy savannah in Southern Africa, covering much of Botswana and parts of Namibia, and is way up there on our Africa ‘to do list’. It has some of the best safaris in all of Africa, and is a great holiday destination for families, couples and groups of friends. Bond with meerkats before they go foraging for the day, track the desert black rhino, and witness the sheer size and power of the Kalahari black-maned lion.
Selinda is a private concession found in the northern part of Botswana linking with Linyanti and the Okavango Delta, and is renowned as one of the best game viewing areas in the region. The best time of year to see predators in action, view enormous herds of elephants and the very rich birdlife is from May to October. Hopefully during your safari you will witness rare animals like red lechwe and sitatunga. It is also a birdwatcher’s paridise and those who know their birds can look out for the rare narina trogan.
Whether you’re in search of the best wildlife safaris or looking to go on the honeymoon of a lifetime, our experts are on hand with personalized advice to help you design your own tailor-made itinerary to Botswana.