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Luxury Holidays in Botswana
Botswana is one of Africa’s greatest safari destinations. This magical country is blessed with an astonishing variety of landscapes where wildlife roams free. Yet the country has turned its back on mass tourism, choosing instead to focus on conservation and sustainability policies. As a result, a luxury holiday to Botswana promises spectacular wildlife viewing and exclusive eco-friendly lodgings.
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.
Known as the Jewel of the Kalahari, Botswana is roughly the size of France, but the majority of this sparsely populated country is reserved for national parks and wildlife reserves. Its landscapes are incredibly diverse, ranging from the shimmering waters of the world’s largest inland delta to the arid desert of the Kalahari.
Visible from outer space, the Okavango Delta is a highlight. This vast watery landscape is one of the great natural wonders of the world, and home to iconic African wildlife. Glide through the waterways on a mokoro – a traditional dugout canoe – or discover the beauty and richness of the area on horseback.
The arid lands of the Kalahari Desert cover the majority of Botswana, creeping into neighbouring Namibia and South Africa, and providing a home to black-maned Kalahari lions and Africa’s second largest migration of wildebeest and zebras. The landscapes of the Makgadikgadi saltpans are also found here, with their magnificent birdlife and spectacular sunsets.It has some of the best safaris in all of Africa, and is a great holiday destination for families, couples and groups of friends.
If you want to witness huge herds of elephants, head to Chobe National Park, home to 50,000 Kalahari elephants. Keen birdwatchers will love the Selinda private concession between Linyanti and the Okavango Delta.
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. Enquire now!
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- Capital: Gaborone
- When to go: May - September
- Currency: Botswana pula
- Language: English, Tswana
- Time Zone: GMT+2