With the largest inland delta system in the world, Botswana provides a spectacular plethora of wildlife all year round. A remote and pristine sanctuary, its biodiversity is simply astonishing — from great densities of large game in the northern Chobe and Linyanti regions, to the staggering array of water bird species in the Okavango Delta, plus unique desert-adapted creatures in the Kalahari. With such a strikingly different landscape of grasslands, waterways, desert and ancient salt pans, travellers are blessed with immensely rewarding safaris, with plenty to attract even the most seasoned of safari travellers. Quite apart from the prolific game, stunning flora and ancient fossils, the boutique camps, some with luxurious Afro Bedouin-style tents, provide impressively eclectic experiences across delta and desert — from specialist hides and guided nature walks, to magical elephant interaction and dreamy star beds.
Famous for offering a more exclusive and boutique safari experience, Botswana’s prestigious ecotourism is especially tailored for those seeking a life-changing journey, or specific animal encounter. With over 80 species of fish in the Okavango, 593 species of bird, abundant amphibians plus the largest population of elephants in Africa, it is the perfect location for avid bird-watchers or keen photographers alike. During the flourishing Green Season (UK winter), summer bird migrations mean that birders can witness some truly resplendent feather plumage and photographers can capture the vibrancy and dazzling light associated with this time of year. Equally, the Dry Season is the perfect time to take to the crystal clear-water in a Mokoro (dug-out wooden canoe), or enjoy a boat excursion since the leafless woodland creates ideal viewing conditions. This unique experience of silently gliding along the lagoons in a traditional Mokoro, and getting up close to the wildlife, (all whilst accompanied by the chirping chorus of bird song), is incredibly tranquil. Whether you hope to spot a Wattled Crane or Little Bee Eater, or perhaps wish to take part in a catch-and-release fishing safari (in season), Botswana offers superb specialist excursions offering exceptional bird-watching and fishing opportunities.