Botswana

2-4 Weeks in 

Okovango
Elephant
Leopard
Botswana’s landscape is defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta. It is one of the great safari destinations in Africa. Offering stunning beauty, unimaginable vastness and prolific wildlife; it is a true wilderness experience.

Highlights

  • Spot incredible wildlife on a safari in Chobe National Park
  • Trek through rural villages for a truly Botswanan experience
  • Work alongside local people on a valuable community project
  • Take a river trip in traditional dugout canoes
  • Learn traditional bushman survival skills from Kalahari guides

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All of our expeditions are completely tailored to your needs – if you’re undecided about where to go, just call us, we love sharing ideas. The world really is your oyster!

Expedition

  • Experience a very different culture

    While urban areas have been increasingly influenced by western culture, in rural Botswana many traditions persist. Cattle ownership and the consultation of traditional healers remain important aspects of village life, whilst music, dance and singing are an integral part of the culture. The San of the Kalahari, whose knowledge of the desert is unrivalled, are the world’s last remaining hunting Bushmen.

  • Explore a new landscape

    Trek through rural river valleys from village to village, combining camping in the open with traditional homestays. Take bush walks in the Khutse Game Reserve and learn traditional survival skills with local guides. Go on safari in Chobe National Park, one of the great wildlife destinations of Africa or enjoy game spotting from the water on a mokoro canoe trip through the Okavango Delta.

  • Be part of a global community

    Projects offer an incredible opportunity to work alongside local people in Botswana, learning about the culture whilst providing a helping hand in different areas of local life. Based in rural communities and focusing primarily on schools, tasks can involve refurbishing classrooms, making repairs and teaching at a primary or secondary school.

  • Learn something important

    Botswana has one of the highest conservation land ratios in Africa. Its many parks and reserves provide an ideal opportunity to experience the ecology of a variety of habitats, from deserts to floodplains, and learn about the conservation measures in place to protect the county’s rich wildlife.

What to expect

  • Terrain

    Botswana is largely flat but by no means lacking in appeal. From the vast waterways of the Okavango Delta to the sandy savanna of the Kalahari Desert or the mesmerising saltpan of Makgadikgadi, the landscape never fails to impress.

  • Weather

    Botswana's climate is semi-arid, hot and dry for much of the year with a rainy season through the its summer months. Winter (May to August) is the best season to visit, when the weather is dry, and wildlife gathers around the watering holes.

  • Culture

    Botswana has a rich cultural heritage that is still rooted in deep conventional values. Proud, strong-willed and resourceful the people are the life and soul of this country, where the old and traditional are often juxtaposed with the new and modern.

We’re always happy to talk travel and would love to find out more about your ideas.

Please do call or email us for more information, to organise a first meeting, or even just for a chat. We’ll be delighted to hear from you.

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