Fly-in | Maun | Okavango Delta | Chobe Park | Makgadikgadi Salt Pan | Kalahari | Kasane
What to expect on a Botswana Luxury Safari?
In four words we would say a Botswana Luxury Safari consist out of wildlife, nature, privacy and absolute luxury. Wildlife: Botswana has probably some of the most densely wildlife populated areas in Africa. Nature: This wildlife roams in some of the most amazing surroundings with lots of water, big trees and large green plains. Privacy: For safaris in Botswana we only use the best private guides and the smaller camps, travelling to the various locations is done with private planes. Luxury: Only the best is good enough for our clients at Atelier Africa, we handpicked the most amazing places for our portfolio.
The Okavango is the world’s largest inland delta as it spreads over 15,000 square km. This wetland wilderness creates a vast green oasis in the middle of otherwise inhospitable terrain. It is here that the waters of the country’s only perennial river,the Okavango, spreads across its flood plains, soaking into the surrounding lands and creating a breathtaking environment filled with abundant wildlife and the worlds largest population of elephants. A visit to this part of Botswana is a must on your luxury safari.
Chobe National Park.
Mainly known for its huge elephant population of almost 60.000, this park is also the perfect place to spot practically all sorts of wildlife to be found in Botswana. Not only the wildlife forms a large variety but also the surroundings. You will find that the park consist out of plain, swamps, scrub and rivers which form the perfect backdrop for amazing photography and a adventurous safari.
With just one permanent lodge in the concession, it is probably one of the most untouched and fascinating corners of Botswana. During dry season temporary luxury camps are build in this area, a night here will be an unforgettable part of your safari!
This reserve was named after an important Bushman chief and is known to be one of the most beautiful corners of the Okavango Delta. Here sightings of the Africa wild dog and the leopard are almost guaranteed. As it is home to more than 500 species of birds it is a real heaven for birders.
FAQ on Botswana
When is the best time to go on a Botswana Safari?
Botswana actually only has two seasons, a wet and a dry season. In the dry season from April to October it will be easier to spot game but the wet season is the period when many species calve and the perfect time for spotting birds. Average temperatures in Botswana fluctuate from 20 degrees in winter (May – August) to 30 degrees in summer ( October – February )
What is the best way to travel around Botswana?
Compared to some of its neighbouring countries like Namibia and South Africa, Botswana does not offer the best infrastructure for self-drive safaris. Also the most stunning areas of the Okavango Delta and many of the other national parks in Botswana are surrounded by swamps and waterways. It is simply not possible to get there by car.
Therefore all of our Botswana Safaris are Fly-in Safaris. With a small and light aircraft it is easy to hop around the country and reach the most remote destinations.
However if you combine Botswana with a Self-drive in Namibia for example we can create a sort of Fly-in and Self-Drive combination where you leave the car behind for a couple of days to head deeper into the Bush.
Botswana is located right next to Namibia & Zambia. It is thus perfectly combinable with a Self-Drive or Fly-in Safari combining the Namibian Deserts and the Victoria Falls in Zambia!