Botswana Vacations


Botswana is one of Africa’s greatest safari destinations and a brilliant vacation destination for families, couples and friends. This magical country is blessed with an astonishing variety of landscapes where wildlife roams free. Focusing on conservation and sustainability rather than mass tourism, Botswana vacations promise spectacular wildlife viewing and exclusive eco-friendly lodgings.

With about 40% of its land designated as protected national parks and wildlife reserves, Botswana feels like a natural paradise. The country’s emphasis on low-impact tourism ensures that even the most famous game-viewing areas are isolated and private.

Known as the Jewel of the Kalahari, Botswana’s landscapes are incredibly diverse, ranging from the shimmering waters of the world’s largest inland delta to the arid desert of the Kalahari.

Vacation ideas

Lightfoot Travel’s tailor-made itineraries take you to Botswana and beyond. Experience thrilling game drives, quad bike rides through the desert or hot air balloon flights over the Okavango River for a view you won’t forget. However you decide to visit Botswana, you can design a getaway to suit you.

Things to do

Botswana is one of Africa’s best game destinations. The arid lands of the Kalahari Desert cover the country, creeping into neighbouring Namibia and South Africa, providing a home to black-maned Kalahari lions and Africa’s second-largest migration of wildebeest and zebras.

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.

Places to visit

Visible from outer space, the Okavango Delta is a Botswana highlight. This watery landscape is one of the natural wonders of the world and home to iconic African wildlife. Glide through the waterways on a traditional mokoro canoe or discover the beauty and richness of the area on horseback.

The landscapes of the Makgadikgadi saltpans are also found here, with their magnificent birdlife and spectacular sunsets.

Whether you’re in search of the best safaris or the honeymoon of a lifetime, our experts are on hand with personalised advice to help you find your dream vacation to Botswana. Enquire today.

Nico Heath
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Country’s Info
  • Capital: Gaborone
  • When to go: May - September
  • Currency: Botswana pula
  • Language: English, Tswana
  • Time Zone: GMT+2
Where To Go
Couple of Lions at Chobe National Park, Botswana
Chobe National Park
Lion cub play on little tree
Okavango Delta
Kalahari Desert Sunset
The Kalahari Desert
Zebras migration - Makgadikgadi Pans National Park - Botswana
The Makgadikgadi Pans
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