Botswana - uncover exclusive safari experiences

Botswana is as close to safari perfection as you can get. Half of its vast area is pure, unspoiled Africa with arguably the best game viewing on the continent. It quite simply redefines the luxury of losing oneself in nature.

Elephant in water at Savuti Camp Delta mokoro canoe Mother and cub

Botswana Safari Highlights

  • Some of the finest game-viewing in Africa
  • Perfect for honeymoons and anniversaries
  • Wide range of habitats provide diverse safari experiences
  • Day and night game drives, walking, boating and horseback safaris, mekoros (dug-out canoes), fishing and elephant interactions
  • Luxury safari accommodation, remote camps, high levels of exclusivity
  • Excellent guiding
  • Stable economy and a safe country to travel around
  • Strong tourism service ethic

Spanning vast Kalahari desert plains, swampy wetlands and silver salt pans, the endless, uninhabited horizons are breathtaking, particularly when enjoyed from a bird-eye-view in a light aircraft. A safari holiday to Botswana will provide a gateway to undeniably one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on earth.

Boasting some of the highest concentrations of game in Africa and low visitor numbers, your Botswana safari offers a truly authentic experience. Its luxurious, eco-sensitive camps are a step above exclusive with only a select few sharing the surrounding expansive wilderness.

Whether you are gliding through the crystal-clear waters of the Okavango Delta in a canoe, quad-biking across the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans or observing leopard on a game drive in the Linyanti, there is no shortage of diverse experiences on offer.

Botswana is famous for its safari guides who will get you as close as possible to the animals on walking safaris, boat safaris and game drives. Some of the most memorable wildlife sightings will likely however be from your camp. Our fondest memories are of early morning wake-ups from the bark of a baboon, elephants visiting the swimming pool, wild dogs hunting on the plains in front of the camp or drifting off to sleep to the sound of roaring lions.

Photographers are in their element with the amazing game viewing, shimmering horizons and blazing sunsets - not to mention the near supernatural thunderstorms.

Offering a privacy which is rare in today's world, Botswana is the perfect safari destination for that extra special experience.

Our Botswana honeymoons take inspiration from this boundless exclusivity. Special care is taken in selecting intimate camps and organising surprises such as candlelit bubble baths and private dinners lit by lanterns and star light.

Botswana is your own personal paradise waiting to be explored. Get in touch with one of our Botswana specialists and make your ultimate safari a reality.

Quick Facts

  • Arrival airports: Maun, Kasane and Gabarone
  • Time difference: EST +7 Hours
  • Travel time: approx. 18 hours from New York
  • Visas: None for United States citizens

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Read what our previous clients thought of their Botswana Holiday

Holiday to Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe

Gordon & Monique Robertson

Overall a memorable and varied overland journey doing a selection of activities that are "right up our street". Found the driving and navigation very straightforward and well within our capabilities. We had no big problems - just some minor issues with the rental vehicle from Bidvest (being dealt with separately in emails), and getting food poisoning at Namushasha we could have lived without - but we are experienced…

30/11/2019 Read full trip review

Honeymoon to Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe


Steve and the team at Mahlatini exceed all of our expectations on our honeymoon. They planned a stunning trip for us through Namibia, Victoria Falls, and Botswana. We were well taken care of and each destination made us feel truly special. Steve was very flexible with our planning as we had a lot we wanted to do. He knew each destination exceptionally well and gave us great suggestions. He took…

28/11/2019 Read full trip review

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