Botswana Travel Guide
Botswana is one of Africa’s least exploited countries with attractions such as the Okavango Delta, the Kalahari Desert and the Chobe National Park. Here you will find real wilderness.
SAFARI IN BOTSWANA
LANGUAGE: English and Setswana
VISA: Not required for Swedish citizens
SUMMER: October – April, + 45 ° c – + 25 ° c
WINTER: May – September, + 26 ° c – + -0 ° c
RAINY SEASON: October / November – March.
WHY SHOULD WE GO TO BOTSWANA?
Abbreviated as BC by Abbreviationfinder, Botswana is one of Africa’s best safari destinations and definitely one of the more varied. From the crystal clear water channels of the Okavango Delta to the Kalahari Desert, a safari in Botswana will never disappoint you. Botswana is the perfect destination for flight safaris to distant places, it is also a very special experience to fly low over this magical landscape. The people of Botswana are as wonderful as the wildlife and nature, (just a little more friendly), so go and experience a real safari in Botswana and have a little adventure to life.
WHERE ARE WE GOING IN BOTSWANA?
This lush, emerald green paradise is located in the middle of the red earth of the Kalahari. The Okavango Delta forms the area where most people go on safari in Botswana. Its mazes of canals, open river plains and dense forests have a fantastic amount of wildlife and offer a variety of safari activities including gamedrives by car, hiking safaris and nature walks with experienced guides as well as boat safaris and tranquil tours in the special mokoro canoes.
Chobe National Park
Botswana’s leading large game reserve, Chobe National Park , is one of the best places to see lots of elephants as the large herds gather along the Chobe River. To the south of the national park is the Savuty area, an untouched wilderness area famous for its predators such as lions, leopards and hyenas.
Many people expect a barren desert when they come here, but the central Kalahari Desert is actually fairly green with open grasslands. The Kalahari has an astonishing amount of different animals that are different from the rest of Botswana’s more famous destinations. The Kalahari is ideal for travelers looking for a unique safari experience.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GO TO BOTSWANA?
May to October – Dry season
• Smaller vegetation and animals flock to waterholes and rivers, making it easier to spot them
• The perfect safari time in Okavango is July to October
• The sky is clear, rain is rare and there are fewer mosquitoes
• Despite that most travelers visit Okavango during the dry season it never feels crowded
• The nights and mornings are cold, pack warm clothes during June, July and August.
November to April – Rainy season
• The landscape is greener and prices are lower during this period Although it is easier to see wildlife during the dry season, you will get more than enough during the rainy season, including the small newborns and migratory birds
• With the exception of January and February the rains are usually short afternoon showers and very rarely have any major impact on your safari
• During January and February there are daily rains
• It is very hot during October and November
SAFARI IN THE OKAVANGO DELTA
Safari in the Okavango Delta!
Here you will finally find a really genuine safari in the Okavango Delta, with mokoros, hiking, tent accommodation with a minimal footprint but which does not compromise on comfort. Above all, your local guide will give you all his knowledge and show his wonderful delta up close! This safari in Okavango is a safari for the nature lover!
Number of days
28 800: –
Departure from Scandinavia for your safari in the Okavango Delta.
Arrival in Johannesburg. Overnight at hotel at the airport.
After breakfast you check out to get back to the airport for our flight to Maun. On arrival you will be met by your English speaking guide. Transfer to Maun lodge. The afternoon for relaxation.
DAY 3 & 4
After breakfast you will receive a transfer to the airport where your safari flight from Delta Air is waiting to take you out to the Okavango Delta and Oddballs´Enclave which is a small island in the middle of the Okavango Delta at the border to Moremi Game Reserve. You can only come here with a safari flight.
Upon arrival you will be met and welcomed to the island by your private guide who is with you throughout the safari. Oddballs’ Enclave can accommodate a maximum of 10 guests in five tents.
The nice Merutälten make this a small, nice and personal camp. The tents stand on raised wooden terraces all with private bathrooms with cold and hot running water and wilderness shower.
Here you can choose between many vantage points over the delta and the animals that pass by. You eat your meals on the restaurant deck overlooking the river plain and remote islands.
Enclaven only offers hiking or mokorosa safaris. Your private guide who takes care of a maximum of two guests is born in the area and takes care of his own mokoro which he takes you out into the delta during early mornings and afternoons when it is a bit cooler. You visit the nearby islands where you go together to watch animals and enjoy the special atmosphere that is found here in the Okavango Delta. If you want to pack a picnic lunch so you can be out all day.
Walking unarmed in the middle of Africa’s wildlife is a rare experience that stays for a long time. Your guide knows this nature very well and can point out small and large experiences in the wild.
DAY 5 & 6
Breakfast at Oddballs’ Enclave and then safari flight to Camp Savuti .
Camp Savuti is about a 20 minute drive, with safari along the way from the airstrip in Chobe National Park.
Savuti wetlands, which get their water from the Savuti Canal, are famous for being one of Africa’s best safari areas. Here you will find the highest concentration of predators and other wildlife on the entire continent. A number of award-winning animal documentaries have been filmed here.
The Savuti canal, which has been drained since 1982, regained its flow in 2010 and now gives its life-giving water to the wetland and the lush grass. A lot of herbivores come here and since we are in Africa, so do the predators.
Camp Savuti is a small personal camp with 5 Meru tents that can accommodate a maximum of 10 guests. The tents are placed so you do not have to be transparent and each tent has its own veranda with a glorious view of the Savutan Canal. The tents are large and spacious with private toilet / shower. In the lounge and restaurant there are comfortable sofas around the fireplace overlooking the beautiful canal.
Safari activities include morning and afternoon game drives in the park and along the beaches. The safari takes place in open jeeps to get the best possible conditions for photography and to see the animals really close. Your safari guide will show you his beautiful Savuti with its varied nature and animals. The camp is located in an open area with fantastic bird and animal richness.
Today you unfortunately have to leave all the beauty and go on a safari flight back to Maun. Here you change flights either home or you extend your trip, for example to Victoria Falls or Cape Town.
Return to Sweden again.