Botswana Safari

Botswana offers the visitor a complete African safari vacation. This wild and beautiful country is one of the few places in Africa that remains completely unspoiled and where animals roam freely. There's so much to see and do in Botswana that you could return year after year and never experience the same vacation twice.

Northern Botswana is the best known and developed tourism region in Botswana, and most North American visitors fly into Maun, Botswana's main tourism hub town, from Johannesburg, South Africa. From Maun, you have easy access to the Okavango Delta, Moermi Game Reserve, Linyanti region, Northern Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Makgadikgadi Pans and Nxai Pan National Parks, and Chobe National Park.

Alternatively, if a visit to Victoria Falls is on your vacation wish list, fly into Kasane, take a day trip to the Falls (just two hours away by land and ferry), then return to visit Chobe National Park before flying into Maun.

For the best Botswana safari experience it is recommended that visitors spend some time at a water camp and some time at a land camp. The focus at the water camps is on traditional Mokoro canoe safaris, while at the land camps the majority of activities are conducted in open safari vehicles or on guided walking excursions.

More remote but well worth the travel time are the Tuli Nature Reserve in far eastern Botswana, bordering South Africa and Zimbabwe, and at the other extreme Tsodilo Hills, in the far northwest, in close proximity to the Namibia Caprivi Strip.

Ideally, to really explore and appreciate each destination in Botswana you should plan for, at a minimum, two nights in each location.

Content provided by Botswana Tourism Board – North America

Published: 4 Sep 2009 | Last Updated: 30 Mar 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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