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BOTSWANA SAFARI HOLIDAYS

Home to some of the most stunningly diverse wildlife and terrains in the whole of Africa, Botswana is the place to go for nature lovers and thrill seekers alike. With almost 40% of the country being dedicated reserves, the wildlife of Botswana thrives.

The Okavango Delta 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. 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 savannahs of the Kalahari Desert, you will have so much to see.

Our Botswana holidays 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 holidays staying in lodges and camps, several of our overland adventure tours pass through Botswana, entering from Namibia and exiting to Victoria Falls. These include in a trip through Chobe National Park to see elephants, buffalo, giraffes and antelope in their natural environment, plus hippos, crocodiles and numerous birdlife 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.

TOP Botswana TRAVEL DEALS & UPCOMING TOURS

Tour name Tour type Days Start Date Offer Price
The Grand Southern Safari Overland 20 31st of Dec 2019
The Grand Southern Safari
US$3679 Book Now
The Grand Southern Safari Overland 20 24th of Dec 2019
The Grand Southern Safari
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The Grand Southern Safari Overland 20 21st of Dec 2019
The Grand Southern Safari
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The Grand Southern Safari Overland 20 14th of Dec 2019
The Grand Southern Safari
US$3679 Book Now
The Grand Southern Safari Overland 20 10th of Dec 2019
The Grand Southern Safari
US$3679 Book Now
Namibia & Botswana Uncovered Overland 12 29th of Dec 2019
Namibia & Botswana Uncovered
US$2239 Book Now
Namibia & Botswana Uncovered Overland 12 22nd of Dec 2019
Namibia & Botswana Uncovered
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Namibia & Botswana Uncovered Overland 12 18th of Dec 2019
Namibia & Botswana Uncovered
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Namibia & Botswana Uncovered Overland 12 15th of Dec 2019
Namibia & Botswana Uncovered
US$2239 Book Now
Namibia & Botswana Uncovered Overland 12 11th of Dec 2019
Namibia & Botswana Uncovered
US$2239 Book Now
Africa on a Shoestring Overland 20 31st of Dec 2019
Africa on a Shoestring
US$2239 Book Now
Africa on a Shoestring Overland 20 28th of Dec 2019
Africa on a Shoestring
US$2239 Book Now
Africa on a Shoestring Overland 20 24th of Dec 2019
Africa on a Shoestring
US$2239 Book Now
Africa on a Shoestring Overland 20 21st of Dec 2019
Africa on a Shoestring
US$2239 Book Now
Africa on a Shoestring Overland 20 10th of Dec 2019
Africa on a Shoestring
US$2239 Book Now

Overland Botswana TOURS

The Grand Southern Safari
Botswana , Namibia
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ACCOMMODATED. This comprehensive 20-day tour covers the well worn route from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, crossing South Africa, Namibia and Botswana, and ending in Zimbabwe. It's a truly grand African safari.

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Overland

20

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$3679


Namibia & Botswana Uncovered
Botswana , Namibia
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ACCOMMODATED. This tour gives a great introduction to these fascinating, beautiful and wildlife rich countries. We visit several national parks, meet local tribes, fly to a lodge in the Okavango Delta and finish at Victoria Falls.

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Price

Overland

12

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$2239


Africa on a Shoestring
Botswana , Namibia
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Countries Visited

CAMPING. This budget 20-day overland tour follows the popular route from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, through South Africa, Namibia and Botswana, and finishing in Zimbabwe. It's the perfect way to see Africa on a budget.

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Days

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Overland

20

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$2239


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TAILOR-MADE Botswana TOURS

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Our tailor-made tours seek to create a personalised experience – one that is completely exclusive to you. By taking all your interests and requests into consideration, we design an itinerary that ticks off your specific boxes. If you are after adventurous exploration, cultural immersion, a relaxing escape or a balanced blend of everything, we can make it happen.

A highlight of our tailor-made tours is that the itinerary is flexible and incorporates plenty of free time – so you can do some exploring on your own. Our local, friendly guides, experts in their country’s history and culture, will be happy to adjust the activities or your schedule as you travel.

If you are a group of friends, a large family or a company, our tailor-made tours are an ideal, stress-free option. You can even select your own hotels or make use of our recommended accommodation. We have a varied selection of sample holiday itineraries to choose from, either as they stand or as a base for inspiration.

TOUR REVIEWS

Took care of every single detail from prior to our arrival in Cario until we we're dropped of at the airport a week later. Our hotels, tours, meals, and tour group we're all wonderful. Our tour guide was wonderful!
The price was great and the people wonderful!

This is our first travel through Encounters Travel and so far the arrangement is working very well. Our travel is not until April 2017 so I am more than hopeful all will continue to run as smoothly as it has so far.

Encounters Travel did such a superb job in organizing this tour. I had never heard of them before going on the Maldives Magic tour, however now I will recommend them to friends/family and use them for my future planned trips.
Our tour is what made the trip that much more memorable. Rather than being plopped at a westernized resort, we were able to get a taste of how the locals live, eat and entertain themselves. We stayed in quaint guesthouses on the islands amongst the locals, ate authentic Maldivian cuisine (one day even with a Maldivian family who made us breakfast), and viewed a traditional dance/singing performance which was absolutely delightful. This was a trip of a lifetime that I will never forget.

I liked the fact we were met at the airport and helped thru customs and getting a visa and then upon leaving taken to where we needed to go. Its always tough to figure out where everything is in a foreign airport when you do not travel much
Everything was great. Our guide was very knowledgeable and liked that we were interested in what he was telling us. We were lucky to be in a group with like minded people who also wanted to stay in places longer of which our guide accommodated. Only negative thing was the sitting train. Best to just take the flying option. Train was not bad but has no services, no alcohol, and breakfast was all carbs and an egg. Egypt really seems to like their breads and pastries....

I have dealt with Anthony Horrobin on a number of occasions and it is like talking to an old friend on the phone. Anthony is super-efficient and will always go the extra mile to create the perfect trip.

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