Discover Botswana with Ujuzi African Travel

With close to one-fifth of its land set aside for national parks or wildlife reserves, Botswana offers matchless opportunities to encounter African wildlife. A population of up to 50,000 African elephants makes Botswana’s Chobe National Park perhaps the best place in the world to view these spectacular creatures. The wetlands and lagoons of the Okavango Delta attract more than 400 bird species and 200,000 large mammals a year—from African wild dogs to plains zebras. No wonder this rare inland delta has been named one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.

Top Attractions in Botswana

  • Okavango Delta
  • Chobe National Park
  • Chobe River
  • Tsodilo Hills
  • Moremi Game Reserve
  • Central Kalahari Game Reserve
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
  • Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
  • Nxai Pan National Park

Botswana Safari Itineraries

Explore the Kalahari, delve into the Okavango Delta, or sail down the Chobe River for an encounter with one of the world’s only populations of hippos that come onto land in the daytime. We offer this sample itinerary to get your creative juices flowing as you dream of your upcoming trip to Botswana. Let Ujuzi African Travel work with you to create a custom Botswana travel plan that suits your dreams!

Image of Victoria Falls

Safari goers in Botswana watch a meerkat family.

10-Day Best Kept Secrets Safari

This safari introduces you to the best kept secrets of Victoria Falls and Botswana’s Okavango Delta region.

From a private island near Victoria Falls, enjoy river cruises, bird watching, and excursions to the Falls and Zambezi National Park.

In Botswana, you will visit two very different environments: the lush floodplains of Khwai Private Reserve in the Delta, and the moonscape of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans to the south. Explore true wilderness with daily game drives, boat rides through the Okavango Delta, a visit to a meerkat village, and nature walks with local Zu/’hoasi Bushmen.

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Adult female lion stands in a sandy road in a Botswana park.

A lion crosses a road in Botswana, where animals naturally have the right-of-way in all national parks.

9-Day Best of Botswana Safari

In this adventure, you will savor the natural diversity of Botswana. Encounter vast herds of zebra and other wildlife on the Savute Channel, also known as “the river that flows in both directions,” which for generations has given life to the western section of Chobe National Park. Stay on a private island in one of the Okavango Delta‘s permanent lagoons. These lagoons and surrounding lands are resplendent with wildlife, from diminutive endemic frogs to majestic elephants.

Finally, explore a completely different landscape at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, which stands among the world’s biggest salt flats. The mineral-rich grasses on the edges of the pan support abundant wildlife. Elephants, lions, and many kinds of antelope are easy to spot here, but don’t overlook the smaller things—the park’s meerkat colonies are sure to charm you.

view of victoria Falls from a distance that also includes the Zambia-Zimbabwe border bridge that crosses the Zambezi river.

The Victoria Falls Bridge catching the spray of the falls. The bridge connects Zambia and Zimbabwe.

10-Night Desert & Delta Best Value Botswana Safari

Your adventure gets off to a momentous start with two days at Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. No words can describe the wonder you will experience when gazing at this natural beauty. And that’s just the beginning!

Then it’s on to nearby Chobe, Botswana’s first national park. You’ll explore this vast wilderness by land and water, getting the best possible views of animals. Look for elephants at play, sable antelopes with fur as black as midnight, and lions on the hunt.

Explore the verdant riverine forests and fertile lagoons of the Okavango Delta. This inland oasis attracts the Big 5 and other wildlife from hundreds of miles around, leading to spectacular sightings of hippos, leopards, lechwe antelopes, and more.

Finally, visit Nxai Pan National Park. This area hosts a huge migration of zebras from December to March and attracts a bounty of other wildlife, as well. The striking Baines Baobab Grove is a must see.

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eagle with brown body and white head and tail lands on a wooden snag on the side of a river.

An African fish eagle lands at Chobe River in Chobe National Park, Botswana.

1- to 4-Day Chobe River Botswana Safari Extension

As Botswana’s flagship park, Chobe National Park has the greatest variety of animal and plant life of any of the country’s natural areas. Just an hour’s drive from Victoria Falls and near the borders of Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, Chobe National Park is also within easy reach of Kasane airport. So this destination can easily be added to a variety of African safaris.

A boat trip on Chobe River is a must. It typically offers intimate views of adult elephants bathing while their young ones frolic in the shallows. You’ll get unmatched opportunities to spot African fish eagles, kingfishers, bee-eaters, and numerous other birds from the water. Then take to land in search of lions, kudus, red lechwe antelopes, guineafowl, monitor lizards, and kori bustards. Step out of the safari vehicle for a chance to acquaint yourself with Chobe’s remarkable endemic flora.

Need a little inspiration to get planning? Here are some of our best photos to whet your appetite for Botswana travel!

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