Botswana focuses on high-quality safaris, as opposed to mass-market safaris on offer in other destinations. Because of this, Botswana's safari parks are well respected as some of the finest in Africa.
Botswana has a number of top parks, including the Okavango Delta, the Linyanti, Chobe, Moremi and the Makgadikgadi Pan - all offering distinctly exclusive and diverse experiences. For water-focused safaris, we recommend spending a few nights in Chobe and the Okavango Delta, where your game drives and river cruises hug the waterways to encounter the Big Five wildlife. Alternatively, for a complete contrast, you could consider travelling to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans or the Central Kalahari to explore the desert landscapes, the meerkat communities and walk with the local bushmen.
Botswana’s Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most famous wildlife areas. This phenomenal park is an area of outstanding natural beauty that is home to some of the continent's most famous camps and superb concentrations of big game.
The Moremi Game Reserve is the thumping heart of the Okavango Delta. Virtually surrounded by the Delta’s flood plains, Moremi is primarily made up of the land mass called Chief's Island.
The Linyanti is the collective name for three of Africa’s finest private reserves – the Linyanti itself, Selinda, and Kwando. Located just to the west of the Chobe National Park, this area is famous for its large herds.
Botswana’s Chobe National Park is home to huge concentrations of game. Taking its name from the Chobe River, which forms the park’s northern boundary, Chobe is most famous for its vast elephant herds, with numbers as high as 80,000 in the dry season.
The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are the remains of a huge super-lake that covered much of this part of Africa many years ago. Today, all that is left are two huge salt pans – the Sua and the Ntwetwe.
The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is a destination for connoisseurs and adventurers. This is Botswana at its most mysterious – a place offering true wilderness. The Kalahari comes to life during the wet season.
Savute, or Savuti, is one of four distinct areas within Botswana’s beautiful Chobe National Park. Commonly known as Savute Marsh, it is found in the west of the park and occupies over 10,000 square kilometres!
Khwai is a village in the north-west district of Botswana, situated on the Khwai river’s north bank. The Khwai river marks the northernmost boundary of the famous Moremi Game Reserve, which boasts some seriously big game!