Botswana Safari Holidays
Explore the famous Okavango Delta, one of the world’s great wildlife regions
Embark on a Mokoro boat journey through the lush delta wetlands of the north
Track game with San bushmen on the plains of the Kalahari Desert
Join wildlife researchers in Mashatu on an exclusive predator research safari
Botswana was one of the first countries in Africa that Chris ever visited. While helping to set up our predator research safari, it was the incredible diversity of wilderness and the lack of tourists of this country that captured his imagination. Bordered on all sides by South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia, Botswana is a country of salt pans, diamond-rich deserts and fertile flood plains, where the endless semi-desert of the Kalahari is relieved by one of Africa's greatest rivers to create the Okavango Delta.
Given its year round supply of water in the stunning Okavango Delta - a wetland within a desert – the wildlife of Botswana is spectacular and Chobe, Savuti and Moremi regions are full of game. Some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa are found here along with hungry predators stalking prolific numbers of buffalo.
Our Botswana Elephant & Predator Research Safari accompanies researchers on specially adapted game drives to gain insight into their vital conservation work. This trip also allows for time spent in specially adapted hides, built underground at known elephant water holes for some spectacular wildlife photography.
This is also the place to enjoy the smaller flora and fauna on walks and mokoro safaris through the waterways in some of the last true remaining areas of wilderness thanks to the government's visionary approach to high yield, low impact tourism - you quite simply have the game all to yourself.
For more information on our Southern African wildlife tours or group trips, please call Chris on 01285 64 33 33 or drop him an e-mail.
- A Visit to Mashatu’s Elephant Hide
Discovery client Chris Drage talks about his Botswana Photography Tour.