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Other iconic African destinations

Travel to Botswana and supersize your African experience by adding on other iconic African destinations. Victoria Falls lies on Botswana’s doorstep and is the entry point to Zambia and Zimbabwe, both superb safari destinations. Namibia, home to oceans of desert sand and amazing wildlife, is one flight away and you can connect with South Africa equally easily.

Fly straight to Cape Town for all the attractions of the Mother City or hop across to the Kruger Park via Johannesburg. Families might want to reward their children with a beach holiday after Botswana – try the Garden Route or KwaZulu Natal for the best ones.

Victoria Falls

Many Botswana safaris include ‘the Smoke that Thunders’ on their itinerary – it’s worth it. Whether you stay in Zambia or Zimbabwe, you’ll watch a mile of water rushing over the edge in full flood plus a long list of safari activities & adrenalin sports all year round.

South Africa

Kruger & the Sabi Sand deliver amazing Big 5 sightings while Cape Town offers a complete contrast. You can hike Table Mountain, enjoy a wine tour & meet the penguins at Boulders Beach. There is seasonal whale watching, shark-cage diving & opportunities for self-drive adventures.

Zambia

Popular as a destination for Victoria Falls, Zambia has developed into one of Africa’s most exciting safari destinations. Travel to the Lower Zambezi Park for canoeing, boating & game drives in game-rich riverside habitat; South Luangwa is where you’ll find the best walking safaris on the continent.

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What to Do

on a Botswana Safari Tour

1. Go on a Game Drive

Led by an experienced guide, morning & afternoon drives deliver Botswana’s amazing wildlife close-up. The 4X4 vehicle has an open roof & sides plus raised suspension to ensure the best photographic opportunities.

2. Explore Okavango Delta

It’s the world’s biggest inland delta, a mesmerising mosaic of wetlands & woodlands, home to big game & epic bird watching. Experience it from a mokoro – a traditional canoe – steered by a local guide.

3. Cruise the Chobe River

Elephants & buffalo crowd the Chobe River during the dry season & the best views are from a boat. You’ll also see hippos, crocodiles, dazzling birdlife & spectacular sunsets.

4. Track The Predators

Healthy numbers of lion, leopard & cheetah stalk Botswana’s reserves; it’s also Africa’s best destination for wild dogs. Crocodiles, hyenas, giant owls & eagles are commonly seen.

5. Walk the Wilderness

The Okavango Delta & private concessions can be explored on foot, adding a new dimension to your experience & ideal for bird watchers. Your professional guide leads the way.

6. Watch at the Waterhole

Camps & lodges are generally set over water: all you need to do is settle down on the viewing deck & let Botswana’s wildlife come to you. It’s especially rewarding in the dry season.

7. Take a Night Drive

Botswana’s private concessions offer spot-lit night drives, the best way to see Africa’s elusive nocturnal creatures such as porcupine, bush babies, wild cats & aardwolf.

8. Interact with Communities

Some lodges incorporate the local community into your experience. You’ll meet village elders, have fun with local kids & enjoy a taste of life in big game country.

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