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Botswana

Botswana is among the most famous safari destinations in Southern Africa. A landlocked country,approximately 70% is covered by the Kalahari Desert. The country is home to the world's largest inland delta - the Okavango Delta, with areas of green plains and the salt pans.

This varied and diverse landscape is home to a wide range of African wildlife including the last remaining large populations of African Wild Dog (or African hunting dog), and many bird and reptile species. Botswana is also home to the remaining bushmen tribes of Africa whose lifestyles are shaped by the harsh and sometimes unforgiving surroundings, and who can be visited for lessons on sustainable living.

The country's capital is Gaborone and houses its main international airport to which international and intra-African flights operate. Botswana is bordered by South Africa to the south and south-east, Namibia to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to the northeast. Its close proximity to Victoria Falls in southern Zambia, means that visitors can combine a visit to Northern and Central Botswana easily with a few days at Victoria Falls.

English is widely spoken as well as the national language Tswana. Fans of Alexander McCall Smith will be familiar with the heart-warming stories set in this lovely landscape in the "No 1 Ladies Detective Agency" series.

Aim 4 Africa designs tailor-made, private safaris to Botswana specifically to suit individual interests to meet where, when and what they want to do. In addition we organise set group safaris in Botswana for those who prefer to join a group tour on set dates. A list of suggested tailor made itineraries is given below to give you inspiration and a flavour of what is possible. Please ask for further details

Botswana is also home to some of the last remaining communities of San Bushmen who live in the harsh landscape of the Kalahari Desert. Aim 4 Africa has links with some of the Bushmen communities, allowing us to introduce you to the unique way of life of this indigenous people. Whilst Botswana is primarily a wildlife safari destination, including time to meet the people can be highly worthwhile.

By far visitors are drawn to the evocative Kalahari desert and the surreal Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. Visitors are also drawn to the Mopane forests on the banks of the Chobe River (Chobe National Park is the largest park in Botswana boasting amongst the largest herd of elephants on the continent). Then there is the vast seasonal floodplains of the Okavango Delta (also known as the vanishing delta as the waters are known to evaporate almost completely during the driest season and then reappear during the rains) where one can experience travelling by mokoros (dug out canoes) to explore the delta at its best. Also referred to as the "Jewel of Botswana", and one of the best wildlife reserves in southern Africa, the famous Okavango Delta with the Moremi Wildlife Reserve at its heart is a 'must' for anyone taking a Botswana safari.

All in all, a Botswana safari is an unforgettable holiday experience. Do let us know if you would like any specific information or a tailor made itinerary by contacting us using the Enquiry Form.

If you wish to visit the Victoria Falls in addition to a Botswana Safari then please Contact us for details of any special offers and a program tailored to meet your requirements and interests.

Contact us to book your holiday in Botswana, a combination of Botswana-Zambia or Botswana-Tanzania, or for more information.