Botswana’s Okavango Delta is an undisputed highlight. Landlocked, it is a country of diverse and mesmerising landscapes – from the watery byways of the Delta, to the semi-arid expanses of the Makgadikgadi saltpans, to the sandveld of the Kalahari, (often called ‘thirstland’ to distinguish it from true desert). Botswana is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world with just over 2 million people in a country 27 times the size of Israel. Huge areas are protected as National Parks or Game Reserves and it enjoys a rich variety of wildlife including many species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. Botswana is one of the oldest continuous democracies in Africa.
Botswana is the perfect place for:
- Wildlife enthusiasts
- Safari aficionados
- Keen fresh water fish anglers
- Year-round wildlife & safari offering
- Okavango Delta (UNESCO World Heritage Site), & other diverse habitats/ ecosystems
- Excellent photography opportunities
- Unspoilt free movement of wildlife
- Well-located for multi-country itineraries – check out our 21-day cross border Safari
- Home to 1/3 of all Africa’s elephant
When to go
The dry season, May to October, is considered the best time to visit. Warm sunny days (22°C-35°C) and chilly nights. Water levels in the Delta are at their highest allowing for full appreciation of the waterways and channels.
November to April is the green season. The foliage is lush and animals give birth to their young. Visitor numbers and prices are lower.
Good to know
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