Botswana is the ultimate destination for any safari enthusiast. Spend your days scouring the bush for lion, leopard and cheetah in Chobe National Park or try your hand at quad biking amongst thicktrunked baobabs in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. For a change of pace, drift through the waterways of the Okavango Delta, best explored from a mokoro. As the hippo chomp through the undergrowth, let time slow down in this serene environment as Botswana’s wildlife continues to roam completely unhurried; much like you.
5 Reasons We Love Botswana
Only country where you can find yourself in a mokoro (a dugout canoe)
Unique water based lodges and camps
Home to Makgadikgadi Pans – a unique salt pans experience
Low tourism footprint due to limited number of beds in the Okavango Delta
Small camps work well for solo travellers – mix with other travellers at meals/on game activities
Walk With San Bushmen
To gain insight into the country’s history and culture, walk with the ancient San Bushmen as you explore, hunt and gather, then witness a wild trance dance performed around the fire under the stars.
Explore the Delta One Pole Stroke at a Time
Go on a mokoro safari and explore the Okavango Delta from a different perspective. A mokoro can access the unpredictable Okavango Delta, so this activity allows you to see and experience wildlife you might miss out on if you were on a game drive. As you gently glide through the water on your mokoro, tuning into the sounds of the bush, you’ll see buck, elephant and other animals that come to drink from the river banks.
Mount a Roaring Quad Bike
Loved for being an exciting and unorthodox way in which to explore Botswana, a quad bike ride across the endless plains of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans promises great thrill and adventure. Travel at your own pace across untouched land, with the only sound the purring of your quad’s engine; a truly authentic African travel experience.
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Working in travel has its advantages. One is the opportunities we get to visit the countries we sell. I have visited Botswana on a number of educational trips, each time exploring different areas and seeing amazing game. On my last trip, I was yet again blessed with...
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