Botswana Safaris come in many forms! In terms of diversity of safari, this country probably offers the ultimate – from some of the best horse riding safaris – both in the Okavango Delta and in the Kalahari Desert, to being able to ride on the back of an elephant and become part of the herd. There is even the opportunity to sleep above the elephants for the night (in luxury!), but being close and observing these extraordinary and peaceful creatures. Then one can go out by boat on safari – either a mokoro (a wooden dug out canoe), skimming across the floodplains – or by motor boat into the deeper waters. Then there are walking safaris on the islands and the conventional vehicle based safaris whereby one game views by open 4 x 4 landrover or landcruiser in this gane rich country!
Botswana has something else in its favour too- whilst there are lodges in the national parks and game reserves, a huge amount of the country has been placed in private wildlife concessions – which means, that essentially, one has huge tracts of private land in which to see fantastic concentrations of game – with nobody else there. This is indeed a privilege – and a real bonus for any wildlife enthusiast.One also has great contrasts of scenery and vegetation here – from the Kalahari Desert to the lush oasis of the Okavango Delta, plus the excellent Moremi game reserve and Chobe National Park.
Lastly, there is a wide variety of accommodation available – from a private, mobile tented camp whereby one has complete privacy and flexbility with ones own private guide and vehicle, to private villas and then luxury lodges and luxury camps which are permanent. Whatever one chooses, Botswana Safaris are some of the best one can ever encounter!