Botswana is a country of striking physical beauty, a multitude of often unique habitats complimented by a rich bio-diversity, and an ideal destination for Botswana luxury safaris. This landlocked nation is dominated by the vast Kalahari desert and is home to some of the most extraordinary eco-systems on Earth. The country’s crown jewel, the Okavango Delta is one of the last untouched wilderness areas in Africa, and is a paradise for nature-lovers and wildlife enthusiasts alike.
The many faces of the nation’s wildlife area range from the endless grasslands and moonlike Makgadikgadi Salt Pans of the Kalahari desert, the palm islands, hidden lagoons and winding water ways of the Okavango Delta to the ancient teak forests and of Linyanti and Chobe. Mile after mile of unfenced, pristine wilderness habitat: Botswana is the one of the last remaining areas of the African continent which is as it was when seen through the eyes of the early European explorers. Luxury safari camps throughout provide a multitude of ways to experience such spectacular environments, from traditional game drives to dug out canoes, walking safaris, night drives, quad biking, to bird watching, fishing or sleep outs under the stars, all accompanied by some of the most experienced guides on the continent!
The defining difference between Botswana and other African luxury safari destinations is the low-volume tourism model which was adopted over thirty years ago, ensuring that the country would limit the negative affects of tourism on its wildlife areas. The results of this unique and forward thinking model are seen clearly today in the vast untouched and relatively undeveloped wildlife destinations which still exist today in contrast to many other nations on the continent. Ker & Downey’s recommended Botswana luxury safari destinations are located on private concession areas which are leased from the government. No fences exist and the only boundaries between concessions and adjoining national parks are simply lines on a map. The Botswana luxury safari camps located within the country are also limited in most cases to less than 20 guests and often many camps are much smaller, which only adds to the feeling that you are exploring an untouched African wilderness.
Ker & Downey has been outfitting Botswana luxury safaris in Botswana’s many exciting safari destinations for over 40 years and pioneered many of the original and best known Botswana luxury safari camps throughout the region. These long standing relationships provide Ker & Downey specialists with extensive knowledge of the various destinations and experiences available within the country.
Botswana’s splendor is only truly experienced through custom-tailored, private luxury safaris in Botswana. Contact one of our travel experts to help you plan the ultimate Botswana adventure, or take a look at our many suggested Botswana vacation packages. Preview the Botswana luxury safari experience here.