Travel Bureau - Holiday Destinations: Botswana


Nestled in the heart of Africa's Southern tip is the remote country of Botswana. As one of Africa's less popular destinations, this isolated setting holds troves of natural wonders waiting to be discovered. Safaris take on an eco friendly approach, promoting an unspoiled look at the sprawling wilderness and its varying inhabitants.

Limited tourism and a low population meant that nature has been allowed to blossom fully, with Savannah grasslands and dessert dunes dominating the environment. After millennia of development the dusty plains have formed stunning scenery. Set against a backdrop of the blood red setting sun, the dramatic scope is enlivened with the sounds of herds making their way to waterholes.

Despite the vast desert landscape, the Okavango delta is bursting with life and boasts all the diverse wildlife you would expect from a wetland haven. Best explored using mokoro canoes, the delta stream is home to a ridiculous amount of rare species including elephants, hippos, giraffes, lions, crocodiles, cheetahs, rhinos, hyenas and copious more, making it the perfect safari spot. In the summer these mammals leave to find renewed fields of grass so winter months are best for travelling if you want to see these beasts at their most majestic.

We Liked: 
Drifting up the Chobe River in a motorboat, passing buffalo and antelope grazing on the river bank; the Chobe National Park is renowned as one of the finest places to spot gracefull elephants wading through the deep waters.
Between March and November rainfall is at a minimum and and days are cooler, early mornings are and evenings are also cooler. Temperatures range from 25 to 33 degrees


Travel time
13 1/4 hours via Johannesburg
Time difference
+ 2 hours
Best time to travel
March - November

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