Botswana Safaris

Botswana Safaris

Botswana is Africa's exclusive safari destination, offering superb wildlife, stunning wilderness and a variety of habitats. It is home to many of Africa's finest safari camps, where the quality of experience is not measured by the levels of luxury but by the exclusive access to massive tracts of prime wildlife and wilderness. We plan tailor-made safaris to Botswana based on our extensive first hand knowledge of the country and its camps.

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Itineraries

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Lovely combination of safari in Botswana's Chobe National Park, the majestic Victoria Falls and cosmopolitan Cape Town.

Tailor-made Classic 11 days

Adults from $3,651 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,711 per person economy class from London

Families from $3,070 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,711 per person economy class from London

A simple combination of two safari experiences in Botswana with the Victoria Falls.

Tailor-made Classic 9 days

Adults from $6,054 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,457 per person economy class from London

Families from $4,730 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,457 per person economy class from London

7-day private mobile family safari in Northern Botswana. Excellent option for more adventurous families wanting to experience the wildlife of Botswana on more modest budget.

Tailor-made Adventure 10 days

Families from $3,276 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,267 per person economy class from London

8 day safari combining Botswana's Chobe National Park, Zimbabwe's Hwange National Parks and Victoria Falls, areas renowned for their significant elephant populations and superb game viewing.

Tailor-made Classic 9 days

Adults from $5,849 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,267 per person economy class from London

Families from $4,573 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,267 per person economy class from London

Affordable 10 day small group camping safari in Botswana including Chobe, Okavanga Delta, Savute and Victoria Falls.

Small Group Adventure 10 days

Adults from $3,536 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,521 per person economy class from London

This itinerary is specifically designed with the right camps for families, either particular programmes or activities that appeal to children.

Tailor-made Luxury 12 days

Families from $13,968 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,521 per person economy class from London

Ten day in depth safari featuring the jewels of Northern Botswana; the exclusive Linyanti Reserve, stunning Okavango Delta and the Victoria Falls

Tailor-made Luxury 10 days

Adults from $9,075 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,267 per person economy class from London

Take advantage of significantly reduced off season rates on this green season safari adventure in the Kalahari and Okavango Delta, Northern Botswana.

Tailor-made Classic 1 week

Adults from $4,643 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,267 per person economy class from London

Experience some of the best camps in Botswana combining the rugged wilderness of the Kalahari salt pans, the lush landscapes of the Okavango Delta and rich wildlife of the Linyanti Wetlands.

Tailor-made Luxury 10 days

Adults from $14,994 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $12,667 per person economy class from London

Renowned safari adventure exploring the Selinda Spillway by canoe and foot.

Small Group Adventure 4 days

Adults from $3,704 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,457 per person economy class from London

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Accommodation

Jack's Camp

Kalahari

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Incredible location
- Good facilities
- Unique game
- Family Friendly

Vumbura Plains

Okavango Delta

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Luxurious accommodation
- Strong game, year round
- Prime position
- Private plunge pools

Nxabega Camp

Okavango Delta

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- &Beyond Camp
- Land & Water based safari activities
- Contemporary & Luxurious

Sandibe Safari Lodge

Okavango Delta

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- &Beyond Camp
- Luxury & Contemporary
- Private Concession
- Vehicle, Walking and night safari's

Khwai Guesthouse

Okavango Delta

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Modern, elegant chalets
- Excellent staff and guides
- Abundant wildlife
- Bushways Safaris portfolio

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Stunning lagoon location
- Superb dry-season wildlife
- Boat cruises and fishing

Zarafa Camp

Linyanti

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Exclusive, luxury camp
- Water and land-based safari
- Maximum 8 guests
- Spectacular wildlife

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

• 12 luxury tents with private plunge pools
• Stylishly comfortable lodge, numerous activities & discovery ambiance
• Spectacular vistas & stunning landscape
• Water-based camp with sense of exclusivity
• Fishing & excellent birding

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 499 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Thanks for all your help in making the arrangements, everything went so smoothly from landing in Jo’burg to departing a week later.

    We all had a fantastic time, Kirsty (our youngest) was able to go on all the game drives and we were very well looked after both on the drives and back at the lodge. The food was great, staff were all very friendly & nothing was too much trouble for them (e.g. providing hot milk for Kirsty at bedtime). The kids all enjoyed the rock pool during the day and we all loved the game drives.

    We were lucky enough to see all the big 5, with the additions of Cheetah & Wild Dogs. I think it was the second to last day before we managed to see some Hippo (and finally I’ve been able to take some photos of them - I have only ever seen them at night before). We had the adventure of being caught up with some Lionesses stalking a herd of Zebra (one of the younger Lionesses went a bit early & scattered the herd).

    We’re certainly aiming to go on safari again although it will be a while before we save enough to go again (maybe the kids will be taking us next time!)

    MissingJeff W reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 13 May 2019

  • I had just the most incredible time on the climb.

    The team were incredible and just so accommodating. I really only have good things to say as it was such a great experience.

    George was as good as a guide as it gets, very articulate and made sure I was comfortable the whole way up with frequent briefings.

    MissingFinn R reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 10 May 2019

  • We had an amazing time thank you. The itinerary was great as we felt like we saw lots of different things and it kept it interesting for our daughter. She especially loved the gorge at Hells Gate.

    Unfortunately the Menengai Crater walk was a bit hard for her although that probably had something to do with how hot it was!

    We especially loved the Sunbird Lodge - it is such a beautiful place and all the staff were so incredibly welcoming and friendly.

    Our guide, Joseph, was exceptional too and we can’t speak highly enough of him.

    MissingSuzanne S reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 30 April 2019

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When to Go to Botswana

Botswana works best in the dry season from May - October when the wildlife concentrates around the water and there is less vegetation around, making for excellent game viewing. The wet season running from November to April has its own attractions with green season rates and newborn animals, but game viewing in Chobe and the Delta is certainly less prolific and some camps are closed. The rain itself doesn't tend to be such an impediment as it is mostly short and sharp afternoon showers. Conversely to the rest of Botswana, the Kalahari region comes alive during the wet season with wildlife concentrating around the lush grasses that have been fed by the rain.

Where to go on Safari in Botswana

If you need to keep costs down, then combining Chobe Waterfront with Victoria Falls and Cape Town can make for a fantastic trip. However, if your focus is on the safari, then it is really worth pushing further into the wilderness to include the Okavango Delta and Linyanti areas. Botswana's big draw has to be the magnificent Okavango Delta and it makes for a fabulous balance to combine a wet camp in the Delta with a land based camp in the exclusive Linyanti region. Yes, the costs do go up with the small aircraft flights and exclusive reserves, but we find the quality of safari well worth it.

How much does a safari in Botswana cost?

Costs can vary massively depending on family size, the age of children, time of year, length of stay and the quality of the camps, but with Botswana, one thing is always for sure, it won't be cheap. As a very approximate guide, starting budgets (inclusive of international flights) are around £3,000/$4,500 per person* and staying at the best camps and combining three locations, budgets can easily reach £10,000/$15,000 per person*. So a typical family of 2 could end up spending between £6,000/$9,000 - £20,000/$30,000 in total.

Whilst Botswana is expensive, remember that the cost of managing a vast reserve the size of a small country is shared over a very small number of guests each year and the level of service and guiding is second to none.

Combining Botswana Safari with Cape Town or the Beach

We often combine Botswana with Cape Town in South Africa, there are good flight connections and the contrast of Cosmopolitan City & Coast in Cape Town works well with Botswana's wilderness.

Combining a Botswana safari with some beach time can be a challenge. The best option is combining with Mauritius, but this will require an overnight in Johannesburg. Therefore, if you just looking for a good quality safari and relaxing beach experience, with the minimum of transport hassle, then we would rather recommend Tanzania, Kenya or even KwaZulu Natal in South Africa simply because the beach is so much easier to access from the safari location.

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