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BOTSWANA

Botswana is a diverse, incredibly beautiful safari destination with a wealth of beauty to offer any traveller.

Not only is it a true wilderness experience with outstanding wildlife, but the varying landscapes, from desert to salt pans, the largest inland delta in the world and eventually onto lush savannahs, make this country one not to be missed.

Botswana boasts some of the world’s most exclusive safari lodges & camps and offers a unique wildlife viewing experience, from dug-out Mokoros, and traditional safari game drives from the secluded delta island camps, which offer excellence in service and 5* comforts in the most remote of locations. For a wildly romantic honeymoon, this is the greatest destination on earth.

Highlights of Botswana

OKAVANGO DELTA

Visit one of the Seven Natural Wonders in Africa.

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, SAVUTI & LINYANTI

Exceptional game viewing in the Botswana wilderness.

MAKGADIKGADI PANS & NXAI PAN

A land of diverse contrasts.

CENTRAL KALAHARI

Experience the wild, mysterious beauty of the harsh Kalahari Desert.

FAUNA & FLORA

Botswana is a completely landlocked country bordering Angola, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa.  It is similar in size to France and is the 48th largest country worldwide.  The arid Kalahari desert makes up over 70% of the land surface.  The country is most famous for the Okavango Delta, which has been named one of the world’s seven natural wonders. A UNESCO World Heritage Site lies in the northwest, making it an unexpected oasis giving life to a harsh dry environment.

PEOPLE & CULTURE

The population in Botswana is very small, with only 2 million citizens, making it one of Africa’s most scarcely populated countries.  The Batswana are the largest ethnic group, and although their language is Setswana, the official language in Botswana is English.  Hello in Setswana is “Dumela”.  The correct way to greet a female is “Dumela Ma” and “Dumela Ra” for a male.  The Central Kalahari is a protected area for the San or Bushmen allowing them to live their natural hunter-gatherer traditional ways in harmony.  Guests visiting this unique area can spend time with these incredibly unique human beings.

GETTING AROUND

The most popular means of transport for the average traveller is via aircraft.  Two daily flights depart from O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to Maun Airport Botswana.  Guests are met on arrival for their onward charter flight into the Okavango Delta, Moremi, Savuti, Selinda, Linyanti or Kasane, depending on itineraries. Activities on safari include Game Drives in 4X4 vehicles, mokoro rides, boating and walking safaris.