A Botswana luxury safari is like no other. Botswana is bordered by South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Namibia and is a country of striking physical beauty contrasted by incredible bio-diversity. Botswana is a land-locked country dominated in geographical terms by the Kalahari Desert – a sand-filled basin averaging 1,100 metres above sea level. This is complemented by the Okavango Delta In the north-west, where the Okavango River flows in from the highlands of Angola and soaks into the sands, forming the 15,000 sq. km network of water channels, lagoons, swamps and islands. This land of desert and delta is one of the last untouched places in Africa, home to some of the most extraordinary eco-systems on Earth and a paradise for nature-lovers and wildlife enthusiasts alike – ideal for luxury African safaris.
From the diverse game of the Moremi Game Reserve to the vast Makgadikgadi Salt Pans of the Kalahari Desert, and from Chobe National Park’s grass plains to the glistening tributaries of the Okavango Delta, a Botswana safari is Africa at its best. Yet this country is more than Big Five game drives. It’s mokoro rides along the deltas. It’s bird watching by the lagoons. It’s family-friendly adventures in the bush. It’s quad biking in the seemingly infinite desert. And it’s off-road adventures in corners of the earth where wildlife roams free, and where civilization has yet to set foot.
What sets a Botswana safari apart from other Southern African countries is the concept of “low-volume” tourism. Most of Ker & Downey’s recommended properties in Botswana are set on vast, private concessions that are measured in miles, not acres. With capacities restricted in many cases to just 20 guests or less, it is easy to feel as if you have “the entire place” all to yourself whilst on a Botswana Safari.
Botswana’s splendor is enhanced by a custom-tailored, private Botswana luxury safari. Contact one of our travel experts to help you plan the ultimate Botswana adventure, or take a look at our many suggested luxury African safaris below.