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  • Sunrise over the Okavango Delta is always a highlight of Botswana safaris.
  • Zebras at the water holes - a great photo opportunity on all Botswana tours.
  • Spectacular sunset with baobab and giraffe on african savannah
  • Acacia trees set against blue sky - a great photo opportunity on your Botswana safari.
  • Elephants walking out of the river Chobe

Botswana became an independent nation in 1966 after being under British administration. Today, it is, without doubt an animal viewer’s paradise. 38% of the land is devoted to national parks and wildlife reserves on Botswana safaris in contrast to the Kalahari Desert which forms a large part of the country.

The type of landscape here is different from many other destinations offering game viewing on Botswana safaris. This is mainly due to the amount of water which covers the land especially in the wet season when the principal rivers flood their banks.

For example, the Okavango River bursts its banks and an extremely large amount of water flows into the scorched desert instead of into the sea. The web of channels created by this odd quirk of nature never stays the same because no two floods are ever the same.


In Botswana, animals, for the most part, are allowed to roam freely.The Okavango Delta is the world’s second largest game reserve and is made up of wetlands and drylands. Its unique ecosystem consists of channels, lagoons, ox-bow lakes and flooded grasslands plus many palm-fringed islands. This attracts 122 species of animals, 79 species of fish, 400 species of birds, 64 species of reptiles plus 1300 species of plants grow here.

Chobe National Park, with the beautiful Chobe River winding through it, is made up of flood plains, swamps and woodlands. It is a good place on a Botswana safari to see 4 of the Big 5 (no Rhino) as well as other wildlife. It is famous for its large herds of elephants and Cape buffalo and it is not uncommon to see hundreds of elephants at a time. An excellent way to go on a Botswana safari is by boat which will allow you to get up close and personal with hippos and crocodiles.

More game viewing is available at the very beautiful Moremi Reserve which was voted best African game reserve in 2008. It is of extreme importance in connection with conservation science.

 

"Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

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African Safari: How To Choose Your Ideal Safari Destination

Why Botswana is So Exceptional

A Day in Africa on a Cape to Cairo Journey of a Lifetime

Top Game Reserves in South and East Africa

Goway’s Top Ten Most Unique Places to Sleep in Africa

The Ultimate Botswana Family Safari

Chobe’s Angels Soar in Botswana

Ecotourism Destinations: Southern Africa

Botswana Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Botswana tours.

Learn about the history and culture of Botswana, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Botswana's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Botswana for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Botswana tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your African Safari, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from Botswana or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours

 

 

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  • Botswana Wildlife Breakaway

    There’s Africa, and then there’s Botswana. This very special trip explores two of the country's best loved wildlife areas, and takes you on to see much more.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,685
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
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  • Magic of Africa

    Carrying our promise of something special, Goway’s Magic of Africa captures the essence of Southern Africa. Marvel at the beauty of Cape Town and explore this vibrant cosmopolitan city. Enjoy first class cuisine and wines, experience fascinating cultures and learn about amazing history. Come face to face with the wildest of animals. Visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and cruise on the Chobe River.
    Duration:
    12 Days
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    US$ 6,287
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    Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Best of Botswana Accessible Safari

    Botswana is decidedly an animal viewer’s paradise. Over a third of its terrain is devoted to National Parks offering exceptional game drives. There is also the opportunity to go on safari both in a boat through the wetlands and also in a typical African safari vehicle.
    Duration:
    10 Days
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  • Botswana & Zimbabwe Family Adventure

    Not only does an African safari experience provide educational value for children, but rather it allows for families to bond in the most remote and wild areas of these two beautiful countries, sharing life-lasting memories and stories along the way.
    Duration:
    13 Days
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    AU$ 10,044
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Botswana Explorer

    Find out why Botswana is such a superb safari destination by visiting 4 different game reserves with equal time spent at each. This is the opportunity to come close to the animal kingdom on game drives and boat cruises.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,733
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Botswana Express

    What makes Botswana such a popular African safari destination? Three of the world’s best wildlife regions, plus year round excellent game viewing are the main draws. Discover Chobe, the Kalahari, and the beautiful wetlands of the Okavango Delta.
    Duration:
    8 Days
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    AU$ 8,721
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    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Cape to Kenya Tour from Cape Town to Nairobi

    Take an epic journey across Africa, journeying from the southern tip to the eastern coast. Explore cosmopolitan Cape Town in the shadow of Table Mountain, marvel at the majesty of Victoria Falls in Zambia, and get lost in the streets of historical Zanzibar in Tanzania before traversing the Serengeti and ending your trip in Nairobi, Kenya. Embrace the magic of Africa on this journey of a lifetime.
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    41 Days
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    AU$ 7,746
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    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Safaris Worldwide, Single Friendly
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  • Chobe Chilwero: Stay of Distinction

    Deep in the heart of Botswana’s wilderness is Chobe Chilwero, one of the most enchanting places on earth. This intimate lodge offers luxurious accommodations, service and stunning sunsets.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,770
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Stays of Distinction
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  • Chobe Princess

    Those who say you can’t do an Africa safari on the water have never been to Botswana. See the rich wildlife of the Chobe River and its surrounds on the ideal short cruise journey for animal lovers.
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    3-4 Days
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    AU$ 1,249
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    Cruises & Sailing, Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Delta and Wildlife Adventure

    Experience the untouched natural beauty and wildlife of Botswana on this safari tour. Staying in first-class safari lodges, you’ll journey across the nation and into Namibia and Zimbabwe to cruise along the Chobe River, explore the islands and pans of the Okavango Delta, and gaze upon the majesty of Victoria Falls.
    Duration:
    12 Days
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    US$ 4,190
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    Active & Adventurous, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Intimate Botswana & Zimbabwe Encounter: Victoria Falls to Maun

    This African safari takes in two of Southern Africa’s most colourful and wildlife-rich nations. Explore the well-protected national parks of Botswana, and one of Africa’s least understood treasures, Zimbabwe.
    Duration:
    15 Days
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    US$ 4,730
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    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Kruger to Falls Adventure from Johannesburg

    Spend two weeks immersed in nature at its grandest on this Africa safari. Experience three of the continent’s most dynamic countries, including a South Africa safari, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.
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    15 Days
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    AU$ 5,715
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Safaris Worldwide, Single Friendly
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  • Legendary Cape & Delta

    More than just another Africa safari, this wildlife adventure explores the beauty of South Africa’s Cape region before embarking on an adventure in Botswana’s Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park.
    Duration:
    10 Days
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    AU$ 14,896
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide, Stays of Distinction
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  • Luxury Camps Okavango: Wilderness Safari Botswana

    Botswana is uniquely blessed with all that’s enticing about an African safari, without the challenges or dangers that often deter travellers from what should be a life-changing trip!
    Duration:
    7 Days
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    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Northern Experience

    Embark on an epic journey across Southern Africa from South Africa to Zimbabwe. On this comprehensive vacation, you’ll visit the Mother City of Cape Town, venture into the deserts of Namibia, explore the Okavango Delta, head on safari game drives in Botswana, and end your trip at mighty Victoria Falls.
    Duration:
    24 Days
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    AU$ 6,527
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    Safaris Worldwide
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  • Rovos Rail: Dar Es Salaam to Cape Town (v.v)

    This journey is one of the most famous rail experiences in the world. Travel through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania combining the luxury of pre-war travel with modern touches.
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    15 Days
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    US$ 12,820
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    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Sanctuary Retreats Delta, Chobe and Victoria Falls Special

    Uncover the vast and untamed wilderness of Botswana on this incredible African safari. Journeying from Botswana to Zambia, you’ll stay in luxury safari camps and explore the natural wonders of the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, and mighty Victoria Falls.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 4,461
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Southern Experience

    Embark on an epic journey across Southern Africa from Zimbabwe to South Africa. On this comprehensive vacation, you’ll see Victoria Falls, head on safari game drives in Botswana, explore the Okavango Delta, venture into the deserts of Namibia, and end your trip in the Mother City of Cape Town.
    Duration:
    24 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 6,663
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide
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  • Splendours Of Southern Africa

    This Holiday of a Lifetime captures the essence of this remarkable region of Africa, taking you from world-famous game reserves in South Africa and Botswana to the iconic beauty of Cape Town and the majesty of Victoria Falls. This African vacation combines the best of Southern Africa in one convenient and unforgettable experience.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,955
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Holidays of a Lifetime, Small Group Touring
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  • The Best Of Botswana: Morula Level

    Head on incredible game drives throughout the diverse landscape of Botswana. Passing between the Okavango Delta, East Moremi, and Chobe National Park, you'll enjoy safari drives and boat cruises that'll showcase the breathtaking landscape and majestic animals of the African wilderness, including lions, hippos, giraffes, and elephants.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 7,296
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Private Experiences, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Ultimate Botswana Family Safari

    This Ultimate Botswana Family Safari allows for the family to experience 5 of the key ecosystems and environments within Botswana on a fun filled adventure of discovery, suited and focused on the specific needs of the family.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 10,946
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations
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  • Zambezi Queen: Luxury African River Safari

    The banks of the Chobe River boast one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Experience the thrill of it all aboard the Zambezi Queen luxury houseboat.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,629
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Luxury and Beyond
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