Botswana Tours & Holidays
Join us on a holiday to Botswana
Home to an abundance of incredible wildlife, visitors can see a wide range of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish on Botswana tours. The nation consists of three main landscapes, including rugged hill ranges in the east, a lowland sandy region, and the ancient lakes of the Kalahari Basin, providing a diverse array of things to see and do throughout the country.
For those looking to experience the local fauna, a visit to Chobe National Park is a must. The 4,200 square mile park is home to a broad and varied range of wildlife, including the crocodile, hippopotamus African painted dog, blue wildebeest, Cape buffalo, giraffe, hyena, leopard, lion, and more, making it a great option for Botswana safari holidays.
While you’re in this glorious part of the world, it’s worth heading down the Chobe River on a memorable sunset cruise. This striking river flows for 454 miles and is home to a fascinating array of birdlife, including the white-faced whistling duck and the African fish eagle.
Things to do in Botswana
Botswana holidays are all about connecting with nature - switch off from the fast-paced modern world and unwind at a welcoming safari resort,all the while enjoying the thrilling experience of witnessing the planet's most extraordinary creatures. Here are a few of the highlights from our Botswana escorted tours.
Cruise on the Chobe River
For a different animal watching experience, swap the 4x4 for a boat and journey along the scenic Chobe River. There are amazing animal encounters to be had here throughout the day and night, with a diverse range of wildlife that includes everything from grazing zebras and buffalos to hippos and crocodiles sunbathing at the water's edge.
Set off on safari
Chobe National Park is a must-visit for anyone wishing to take advantage of Botswana's ample wildlife watching opportunities. Not only is the park home to Africa's largest population of elephants, it also acts as a haven for beautiful animals such as lions, giraffes, hippos, impalas, kudus, and many more.
Spot rare and exotic birds
Being home to hundreds of incredible bird species, and visited by many more in the migration season, Botswana's Chobe region is a birdwatcher's dream. Fish eagles and African skimmers can be spotted alongside the Chobe River, while the National Park and surrounding areas play host to brightly coloured Southern Carmine bee-eaters, elegant white-backed night herons and African spoonbills, as well as several species of hornbill and vulture.
Things to see in Botswana
Home to an abundance of spectacular wildlife, Botswana is a haven for those looking to experience exotic and elusive animals in their natural habitats. From rare bird species to members of the famed 'Big Five', there are few better places for nature lovers to enjoy. Here are just a few of the incredible sights you can experience while on safari in Botswana.
Food and drink in Botswana
What better way to refuel after those thrilling Botswana safari tours than sampling the local delicacies? The country is home to a unique cuisine composed of diverse but equally filling and flavourful dishes, from tender slow-cooked meats to vegan-friendly vegetable and bean options.
Take a stroll through any of the bustling food markets in Botswana and you'll see a colourful and diverse mix of ingredients. Sorghum and maize are everyday staples, and a wide variety of beans and vegetables are grown. Beef is the most commonly eaten meat in the country, although goat, mutton and chicken are also widely used. River fish are another important ingredient for local dishes, and, as with other Southern African countries, mophane worms are also consumed. Watermelons are said to have originated here, and today the fruit is popular and plentiful, and is used, along with ginger and sugar, to make tasty homemade drinks.
Not sure which local foods to try on your Botswana safari holidays? A good place to start is seswaa, also known as chotlho, which is the country's national dish. Consisting of slow-cooked beef cooked in salt water, the dish is served with maize, rice or beans or as a sandwich filling. Those looking for meat-free options can try dikgobe - a vegetarian friendly porridge-like dish made from beans, peas and maize. Those with slightly more adventurous taste buds may wish to opt for serobe. This popular dish is made by cooking cow, goat or sheep lungs and intestines until soft, and is usually served with bogobe jwa lerotse - a porridge flavoured by the lerotse melon, which represents another important staple of the country's cuisine.