Botswana undoubtedly holds the title of the crown jewel of all noble safari destinations. Its unique nature and wildlife make for an unforgettable experience. Witness the great Kalahari lions in the south and the large herds of elephants in the Okavango Delta, further north. Botswana is a paradise for nature enthusiasts, offering a variety of contrasts to explore.

Botswana is undoubtedly one of the most exceptional safari destinations in Africa. With the vast Kalahari Desert covering one third of its land area and the world's largest inland delta, the Okavango Delta, it offers a unique experience for nature lovers. Each year, water from the highlands of Angola flows over the Kalahari Desert, creating a tropical delta where one can witness the highest concentration of animals, including great herds of elephant and buffalo, lions, hyenas, cheetahs, leopards, wild dogs, and antelopes - to name a few. The Chobe National Park in the north, known as the "Home of the Giants," is home to the largest concentration of elephants on earth, making it a must-visit destination for wildlife enthusiasts.

When to visit Botswana

Botswana is renowned as a year-round destination, but each season offers a unique experience. The period from November to March is considered the rainy season, where one can expect occasional downpours and thunderstorms. The landscape transforms into a lush green paradise, attracting migratory birds and creating breeding grounds for many animals. The temperatures are also cooler during this period, making it a pleasant time to explore the wilderness.

During the green time, many camps in the Okavango Delta are closed, as this is a period of high rainfall. However, this is also the time when the Kalahari areas become a hub for wildlife activity, providing an excellent opportunity to spot the magnificent Kalahari lions. The period from June to October, on the other hand, is considered the dry period. The land is parched, and the animals gather around water sources, providing a great opportunity for game viewing. The weather is also warm and sunny, making it an ideal time to explore the beautiful landscapes and observe the wildlife in their natural habitat.

Then the highest density of animals in the Okavango Delta is the perfect time for boat or mokoro safaris. This period generally coincides with the high season for most safari destinations in Botswana, providing visitors with ample opportunities to witness a wide variety of wildlife in their natural habitats. It is a thrilling experience to watch the animals gather around the water sources and observe their behaviors up close.

Activities in Botswana

What to do in Botswana


Catch the sunset

Bush breakfast

See the sunrise

Horse riding

Enjoy a horse riding tour

Game drive

4x4 vehicle safari

Walking safari

Tracking safari on foot

Cultural experience

Authentic experience with locals

Night Game Drive

Explore the wilderness by night

Bird watching

The art of bird spotting

Mokoro Safari

Explore the Delta with Mokoro