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 Riverfront
  • 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 near Makgadigadi Salt Pans.

10-Day Best Kept Secrets Safari

Experience Victoria Falls like few others—from a private island in the Zambezi River! Enjoy river cruises, bird watching, and guided excursions to the Falls and Zambezi National Park.

Your stay in the Okavango Delta region is equally exclusive. You’ll encounter true wilderness in the lush floodplains of Khwai Private Reserve and the moonscape of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, exploring through nature walks with local Zu/’hoasi Bushmen, game drives, boat rides, and more.

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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.

10-Day Botswana Odyssey Safari

In this adventure, you will savor the natural diversity of Botswana. Encounter vast herds of zebra and other iconic animals on the Savute Channel, which gives life to the western section of Chobe National Park. Then explore the Okavango Delta‘s meandering tributaries and lagoons—an oasis of life smack in the middle of the Kalahari Desert! Stay in the secluded northeastern arm of the delta before visiting the Xudum River in the park’s southwest—a great destination for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts of all kinds.

Throughout your trip, you’ll have the opportunity to see an abundance of magnificent animals—elephants, lions, giraffes, and antelopes are just of few of the creatures who dot Botswana’s landscape.

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

African wild dogs drink after chasing prey in the Okavango Delta. Photo courtesy of Gomoti Plains Camp.

11-Day Desert & Delta Best Value Botswana Safari

Start your trip off at Victoria Falls to take in one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Then it’s on to nearby Chobe Riverfront in Botswana’s first national park. You’ll explore this vast wilderness by land and water, getting the best possible views of elephants, hippos, birdlife, and much more.

In the verdant riverine forests and fertile lagoons of the Okavango Delta, you’re likely to have spectacular sightings of the Big 5 and lechwe antelopes, among others. And in Nxai Pan National Park, watch huge herds of zebras (they migrate through every December to March) and a bounty of other wildlife. The striking Baines Baobab Grove is a must see.

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Zebras, a giraffe, and gazelle stand near a watering hole.

The Zambezi Queen is an elegant way to explore the beauty of Chobe River in Namibia’s Caprivi Strip.

4-Day Chobe River Cruise Safari

Experience the world-famous Chobe Riverfront from a unique perspective—the Zambezi Queen, a floating luxury hotel! Thanks to large glass windows and a balcony in every room, you won’t even have to leave bed to spot the wildlife here. With views of both the Botswana and Namibia sides of the river, you’ll see some of the area’s tens of thousands of elephants, as well as hippos, Cape buffalo, and a variety of other large mammals and intriguing birds. During the day, you’ll have opportunities to go out in a smaller boat for up-close game viewing and birdwatching, unparalleled photographic opportunities, catch-and-release fishing, and a visit to a local village on the Namibian banks of the river.

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