Home to some of the most stunningly diverse wildlife and terrains in the whole of Africa, our Botswana tours are perfect for nature lovers and thrill-seekers alike. With almost 40% of the country being dedicated reserves, the wildlife of Botswana thrives.
Our Botswana tours take you to the Okavango Delta, which is heaving with animals and plant life. The Okavango River gives life to the lands to the south, forming labyrinthine tributaries, scattered with swamps, lush jungles and small islands. Botswana tours are a fantastic way for the savvy wildlife fan to get up close and personal with the animals.
With so many game reserves you're bound to see some of the most impressive animals to walk the planet. Wildebeests, zebras, elephants, lions, leopards and cheetahs are all inhabitants of the country, as well as many species of birds such as the spoonbill, Goliath heron and the pink-backed pelican. Games drives in Botswana are world-class, giving travelers the authentic African safari experience they crave.
The diversity of the landscape is truly remarkable; from the Delta itself to the vast salt pans and baobab trees of Makgadikgadi, and the grasslands and savannah's of the Kalahari Desert, on our Botswana tours you will have so much to see.
Our Botswana safari tours will give you wonderful experiences that you will remember for years to come. The Botswana tours we run are designed so you get the very best the country has to offer. As well as tailor-made Botswana safari tours staying in lodges and camps, several of our overland adventure tours pass through Botswana, entering from Namibia and exiting to Victoria Falls.
Our Botswana safaris also include a trip through Chobe National Park to see the massive herds of elephant that gather around the Chobe River, buffalo, giraffes and antelope in their natural environment, plus hippos, crocodiles and numerous bird-life from a boat trip on the world's largest inland delta.
The home of diverse culture, landscape and wildlife, the natural beauty of Botswana is truly outstanding.
If you're planning a Botswana tour, knowing when to go is really important. Read this blog to find out when is the best time to visit Botswana.
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Dial Code: +267
Area: 600,370 km2
Elevation: The lowest point in Botswana is the junction of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers 513m (1,683 ft.) | The highest point in Botswana is the Tsodilo Hills 1,489m (4,885 ft.)
Population: 2,250,260 (2018)
Government: Parliamentary republic
Language: English, Tswana
Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana, is a landlocked country situated in southern Africa. This country was formerly known as the British protectorate of Bechuanaland. In 1966, Botswana adopted its new name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth. As a result, the country has maintained a strong tradition of stable representative democracy.
This mid-sized country is topographically flat, with up to 70% of its territory being the Kalahari Desert. Botswana is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to the northeast. Botswana is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world.
The capital and largest city in Botswana is Gaborone. About 10% of the population resides in Gaborone. Botswana used to be one of the poorest countries in the world, but it has now transformed into one of the world's fastest-growing economies. Cattle, mining and tourism largely influence Botswana's economy.
There are diverse areas of habitat in Botswana, including delta, desert, grassland and savanna areas. In the north of Botswana, there are one of the few remaining large populations of endangered African wild dogs. The Chobe National Park, in the Chobe District, has the world's largest concentration of African elephants.
The Tswana are the majority ethnic group in Botswana, making up 79% of the population. The largest minority ethnic groups are the BaKalanga, and San or AbaThwa, also known as Basarwa. Around 10,000 San people are still living their traditional hunter-gatherer way of life.
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