Where safaris paint memories with nature’s finest palette
If you’re after exclusive safari experiences, incredible wildlife spectacles, luxe lodges and the ultimate in privacy, Botswana is the place to go. This country pioneered a low-volume, high-cost tourism policy so the rewards are great, but you’ll also need to be happy to pay more for the privilege of a safari experience here than in more populated neighbouring countries.
There’s an impressive diversity of epic landscapes on offer, from the vastness of the Kalahari and its intriguing, arid salt pans, to the lush waterlands of the Okavango Delta and the Chobe.
You can see ancient rock art at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tsodilo Hills; spend time with the San, direct descendants of the world’s first humans; and visit truly magical landscapes that few people have heard about, let alone visited.
The Tuli Block, for example, is one of the country’s best-kept secrets. Stretching for 300 kilometres along the Limpopo River, this narrow fringe of land at the country’s eastern border is a wealth of rich animal life and incredible landscapes unlike anywhere else in Botswana. These are just some of the reasons why Botswana is one of our all-time favourite safari countries.
More about Botswana
Landlocked Botswana sits in southern Africa, bordering two other fantastic safari holiday countries, South Africa and Namibia.
Its population may be tiny compared to South Africa’s, but Botswana’s history, cultures, wilderness and wildlife are hugely impressive. Botswana’s earliest inhabitants, the Bushmen (San) are hunter-gatherers who have lived in the area for an estimated 30,000 years.
But Botswana’s fascinating history encompasses so much more – everything from large chiefdoms that formed 1,000 years ago, to the Great Zimbabwe and Zulu empires, Christian missionaries from Europe, British rule, and becoming a democratic self-governed country in 1964.
Today, Botswana is a well-governed peaceful country, and one of the best safari countries in the world.
Botswana is ready for you, what are you waiting for?