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Botswana

The sparsely populated landlocked southern African country of Botswana is a magical land where the animals rule the roost. With plains inhabited by buffalo, antelopes, wildebeest, zebras and elephants, Botswana’s incredible selection of wildlife makes it the ideal destination for a safari holiday. And with a diverse range of landscapes, from the dry Kalahari Desert to verdant grasslands and lush forests, Botswana’s flora matches its fauna in delivering the wow factor.

 

What you’ll love most about Botswana

  • Explore the vast wilderness of Botswana’s national parks and reserves, encountering iconic African wildlife like elephants, lions, and giraffes
  • Experience the unique ecosystem of the Okavango Delta, where seasonal floods create a lush oasis teeming with wildlife and birdlife
  • Witness one of Africa’s largest elephant populations in Chobe National Park, known for its diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife
  • Journey into the ancient sands of the Kalahari Desert, home to traditional San Bushmen and unique desert-adapted wildlife like meerkats and brown hyenas
  • Cruise along the Chobe River, spotting hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species, while enjoying stunning views of the riverine landscape
  • Immerse yourself in Botswana’s rich cultural heritage by visiting local villages, learning about traditional crafts, and experiencing authentic cultural performances

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  • Aerial view of elephants in Okavango Delta, Botswana

  • Lion cubs, Botswana

  • African jacana wading in the shallow waters of the Okavango Delta

  • Aerial view of Botswana Delta

  • Male oryx, Botswana

  • Elephants of Moremi National Park, Botswana

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 33℃
  • 32℃
  • 31℃
  • 29℃
  • 26℃
  • 23℃
  • 23℃
  • 26℃
  • 30℃
  • 32℃
  • 32℃
  • 33℃
  • 9
  • 6
  • 5
  • 3
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 4
  • 8
  • 8

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

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When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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East Cape Tours create unforgettable holidays, tailored just for you. Explore, experience, and make priceless memories like never before. As tour operator and ground handlers, they’ve been curating dream holidays for 25 years. Tailor-made specialists that you can trust, they’re passionate about Southern Africa with first-hand experience in the destinations they offer.

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Encounters Travel is a UK based adventure tour operator with a wide selection of cultural and adventurous tours around the world, all designed to help you get the most out of the country you’re visiting. They range from small group tours to shoestring, overland, family, escorted and tailor-made holidays.

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Explore is a global adventure travel company with 40 years’ experience in providing exciting and authentic travel experiences. With over 350 trips in around 100 countries, Explore’s expertly crafted itineraries combined with award-winning tour leaders, small group sizes and a commitment to responsible travel ensure unforgettable travel experiences in extraordinary destinations.

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At Freedom Destinations, we take the trouble out of travel. We offer everything you need in one place; a great range of hotels, tours and activities, coupled with first-class service from dedicated specialists who work with you to create your perfect itinerary. With FREEDOM you can….

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Oasis Overland Adventure Travel has been providing a unique travel experience for over 20 years. Without the worry of organising your complex trip, sit back and immerse yourself in cultures of the regions you pass though whilst making friends within the group.

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Riviera Travel is the UK’s leading luxury river cruise & tour company with over 38 years’ experience in crafting worldwide tours, luxury river cruises, rail holidays and UK tours. Their commitment to quality & thoughtfulness has earned them a coveted Which? recommendation.

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Visions of Africa will guide you through discovering your dream holiday. The team have vast experience in creating the most perfect safaris and self drive trips tailored to your specific requirements. Speak with their experts about beginning your journey to this amazingly diverse continent.

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