Safaris: Botswana (articles)
The primary safari destinations in Botswana are only a 2-hour flight from Cape Town, and just across the border from Victoria Falls. So safaris here combine well with a trip to Victoria Falls in either Zambia or Zimbabwe or a tour around the wineland estates near Cape Town. If you need a bit of sun and surf after your safari then a beach break in Mozambique or Durban can also tie in well. Or for a different beach experience, consider a lakeside lodge on Lake Malawi.
There is never a bad time to travel in Botswana. But the right time for you will depend on what you hope to see.
For big game in the Okavango and Chobe areas, the best time is Sept-Oct when the land is dry and the animals are concentrated around water holes and rivers.
The wet season of Dec – April offers other attractions. Once the rains start the Kalahari turns lush and green, attracting the bigger game. This is also the best time for bird viewing as all the migrants have arrived to spend the summer. The Makgadikgadi Pans see the migration of zebra and wildebeest in the early months of the year and in April the flamingos flock to the wetlands.
Talk to us first. Together we will consider what you want to see and when you want to go. We can tell you about the hidden gems we have discovered after over a decade of planning safaris and you can tell us about what you’ve read and what you have your heart set on. We will then come up with a plan for you to consider. Once you’re happy with the plan, we lock away all the details so you can concentrate on enjoying the magic.