Botswana safari

Mark and David's verdict
With its diverse mix of habitats, from the doily of waterways and lagoons of the Okavango Delta to the salt pans of Nxai and the sands of the Kalahari, Botswana is a supreme safari destination. Explore it in an amazing variety of transport: horseback, mountain and quad bike and dug-out canoe, as well as the more familiar 4WD vehicles.

Recommended tour operator: Mahlatini

Mahlatini says

We offer a selection of luxury tailor-made walking, horseback, boating and game drives taking in all the highlights of Botswana from the Kalahari desert to the Okavango Delta and Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

  • Expert guides
  • Luxury camps
  • Wildlife encounters

Over the years, Botswana has developed an entirely justified name for being the king of wildlife destinations which is popular amongst both couples and families. Expensive maybe, but Botswana delivers up-close-and-personal game viewing. Its boutique camps and lodges put you in the right place to maximize your wildlife viewing – and deliver some of Africa’s most romantic experiences – and professional guiding standards are excellent.

We have no specific lodge allegiances, preferring to put you in the right place at the right time to maximize your wildlife safari experience. This also gives us the flexibility to offer a range of options from luxury mobile tented camping safaris where you are as close to the bush as it gets, to boutique safari lodges that consist of a maximum of four guest tents with private plunge pools overlooking the Botswana plains.

Our hand-crafted safaris can combine a selection of highlights including private concession 4×4 game viewing, elephant conservation experiences where you can witness rehabilitated orphan elephants thrive in the wild, tranquil mokoro rides, desert pan experiences and romantic star beds.

Our Chobe and Khwai River Explorer offers you the very best of Northern Botswana with its high concentration of both elephants and lions. Stay in intimate camps with a very relaxed vibe and exceptional value for money.

Kick-start married life or celebrate a special anniversary with this classic Chobe and Okavango Delta adventure. Staying at exclusive, romantic camps, this is a ‘nature lovers’ paradise and the perfect way for couples to experience Botswana in comfort and luxury together.

For those who want to go all-out with a big, bucket-list Botswana trip, look no further than our Best of Botswana safari, taking you to three of Botswana’s most famous and scenically diverse wildlife regions. Experience game viewing from your tent, walks through the plains, exciting game drives, mokoro rides through the waterways of the Delta, and so much more. This is truly a celebration of Botswana.

With a passionate, knowledgeable and well-travelled team of experts, we offer that intimate knowledge that makes the difference between a good safari and an exceptional wildlife experience.

Find full details of our holidays in Botswana and our full range of safari holidays.

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