Best Botswana Safari Tours

Start your safari-filled vacation in Botswana and spot lions, elephants, buffalo and maybe even a rhino or two! With many package options, there is a Botswana safari tour for everyone! Click here to see all African safari tours.

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Best Botswana Safari Itinerary

  • Cruise along sparkling channels in a dugout canoe or enjoy a 4x4 tour of flourishing wildlife in the Okavango Delta.
  • Catch predators in action at the Moremi Game Reserve. Observe the behaviour of hippos, crocodiles, lions whilst listening to the chorus of exotic bird species.
  • Get up close with rehabilitated white rhinos, zebra and wildebeest at the Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
  • Enjoy thrilling game drives among Baobab trees and get a chance to see the rare African wild dogs and elephant herds of the Chobe National Park.
  • Marvel at the remote and deserted landscape of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Go animal tracking with San Bushmen and learn about their amazing survival strategies.
  • Be there in time for the great migration of zebras at Makgadikgadi Pan.
  • Admire the wonderful spectacle of nature as the dry pans of the Nxai Pan National Park fill up with rainwater during the wet season, transforming into lush grasslands.
  • Explore the Savuti marsh land in search of warthogs and impalas and watch epic clashes between giraffes, lions and hyenas struggling to find their own spot to graze.

Botswana Safari Tips & Travel Advice

  • How much does it cost to go on a safari in Botswana? From the glistening waters of the Okavango Delta to the stark salt pans of Makgadikgadi. A safari in Botswana can range from US $300 to $22K subject to the time and length of travel and your accommodation type. Read more on how to save money in our African safari cost guide.
  • Is Botswana safe? Like any other African country, it's important to use your common sense and necessary precautions to enhance your safety. Your guide knows Botswana better than anyone, so be sure to follow their instructions for a safe and enjoyable trip.
  • Can you drink the water in Botswana? It's strongly recommended that you filter your water in Botswana, or drink bottled water to be safe. The last thing you want on a game drive is an upset stomach!
  • Is Botswana rich or poor? It used to be a poor country not too long ago, but in recent years the economy has thrived with Botswana now being a middle-income country making it a great holiday destination.
  • What is the best time to visit Botswana for safari? With so many great national parks in Botswana it purely depends on what park you want to travel to Chobe's dry season from May to October is amazing for wildlife, whilst Okavango's waterways are best from July to October.
  • What clothes to take to safari in Botswana? It's good to pack both long and short sleeved clothes whatever time of year you travel, those early morning game drives can get chilly! Also, try to avoid bright colours, you don't want to scare the wildlife away. Read more on safari essentials in our African safari packing list.