Botswana is one of the most unique destinations in Africa to take a safari. Its appeal lies within the fact that you can enjoy an authentic wilderness experience whilst staying in luxurious accommodation.
The quality of guiding in Botswana is excellent and the activities available rival any country in Africa. From walking safaris and traditional game drives to boating safaris and elephant activities, you’ll gain a new perspective of this beautiful country each time.
Here are our top 3 activities to enjoy in Botswana:
The Okavango Delta in Botswana is the world’s largest inland delta. It is a magnificent sight and one that is best explored by taking a Mokoro canoe safari.
You will be poled down the watery channels and lagoons of the Delta in a dugout canoe as you witness incredible views of herds of elephant, giraffe, antelope and other animals gathering at the river banks.
Horse Riding Safari
For many, riding across the African plains on horseback is merely a dream. In Botswana it’s a reality that can be enjoyed at the majority of camps. The vast open plains, woodlands and watery channels of the Okavango open up a number of riding opportunities.
One of the best times to take a horse back safari is during the great wildebeest migration where you can follow wildebeest, zebra and gazelle as they make their way to the Serengeti and Masai Mara (respectively in Tanzania and Kenya).
Imagine cantering alongside a herd of zebra or giraffe – a moment that will last with you forever.
Elephant Back Safari
Of all the activities you can undertake, the elephant encounters are the highlight to a Botswana safari.
You’ll have the opportunity to experience the African bush and Okavango Delta from an elephant’s perspective, and spend hours with these fascinating creatures watching them play together and feeding them.
This is a once in a lifetime chance to get up close to these gentle giants.