Why should you travel to Botswana with us?

You don’t forget how the sun sets, sinking – orange, and on fire – into the salt-rimmed veldt, catching the branches of ghostly baobab trees.

The stark beauty of Botswana – its landscapes, wildlife and deserts – make it one of the world’s best destinations to experience a safari. Vast, wild, and – for miles around – empty, it offers some of the best locations in which to experience a safari without crowds, intrusions or reminders of urbanity. Since 2005, we’ve been sending countless travellers to experience amazing encounters in the lush Okavango Delta, in its fossil river valleys, alongside black-maned lions and visiting the indigenous San people. There are few places more beautiful on earth. Come with us and we’ll ensure your itinerary features the best wildlife tours, game drives and exclusive lodges – to make you feel at one with the intensity of the landscapes around.

Key facts

  • Population Population 2,038,587
  • Capital Capital Gaborone
  • Language Language English, Setswana, Kalanga, Sekgalagadi
  • Currency Currency Botswana Pula
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT+2 | ET+7
  • Best time Best time Jul - Oct

Example Itineraries

These are simply suggestions for the kind of holiday you might have. Yours will be tailored, altered, and refined until it matches you completely.

Botswana: A Luxury Family Safari Holiday

So you’re thinking of taking the whole family for an unforgettable trip and you want an experience that will enrich all of your lives, from the grandparents right down to the toddlers. The choice of destination is obvi...

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See It All in Botswana and Zambia: A Romantic Safari

On this nine-night, luxury safari holiday you can look forward to marvelling at the natural wonders of Botswana and Zambia, staying in some of our favourite tried and tested lodges where even sleeping and bathing is enco...

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Makgadikgadi: A Quad Bike Safari in Remotest Botswana

If the thought of a traditional safari makes you yawn, the Makgadikgadi Pans should get your attention. Far away from the well-trodden routes of the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park, this is an invitation Now’s y...

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Okavango Delta: A Paddle-Boarding and Heli-Safari

Put simply, Botswana is home to some of the most thrilling safari experiences in the world. Home to the Okavango Delta, which overflows with masses of rainfall making it one of the best wildlife viewing spots in Africa. ...

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Selinda Spillway: An Intrepid Canoe Journey

Time is ticking on one of Africa’s greatest experiences. High waters and mighty rains in the watershed of the Okavango and Kunene Rivers have meant that in recent years, the Selinda Spillway’s headwaters have joined...

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What to see & do in Botswana

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MORE ABOUT BOTSWANA

The country that’s home to the most elephants in the world, Botswana is one of Africa’s best travel destinations. It...

The country that’s home to the most elephants in the world, Botswana is one of Africa’s best travel destinations. It’s a country that’s all about the outdoors, the bountiful wildlife, and connecting with local people. With roaring lions as your adventure soundtrack, Botswana knows a thing or two about a luxury safari, which is why this country should be at the top of your Africa bucket list.

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SEE GIRAFFES IN CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

In the far northeastern corner of Botswana sits Chobe, the country’s first National Park. The holy grail of wildlife, ...

In the far northeastern corner of Botswana sits Chobe, the country’s first National Park. The holy grail of wildlife, it’s divided into three different areas: river, marshes, and the Savuti. In addition to the insane spectacle, Chobe is also dotted with some of our favourite luxury lodges in all of Africa. It’s here you can have the quintessential safari experience full of game drives and star gazing.

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PADDLE THE DELTA

The UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the Okavango Delta is an extraordinary spectacle and a truly surreal ecosystem. T...

The UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the Okavango Delta is an extraordinary spectacle and a truly surreal ecosystem. The Okavango wetland consists of thousands of lily-covered waterways, 164 different mammals, 157 reptiles, and 540 species of birds. From zebras to leopards, buffalos to rhinos, a holiday to Botswana is incomplete without spending time in the delta.

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MEET THE BUSHMEN

Nothing says cultural immersion like spending time getting to know the indigenous hunter-gatherers of Botswana: The San ...

Nothing says cultural immersion like spending time getting to know the indigenous hunter-gatherers of Botswana: The San people. The bushmen of Botswana can be found in their native land, the Kalahari Desert, and meeting them and participating in their traditions is the most engaging way to understand their lifestyle. A tailor-made holiday with Black Tomato will introduce you to this fascinating culture in the most intimate way.

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Top Locations in Botswana

If we were asked to choose our top three places in Botswana, we’d go for these.
Elephant herd at Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park

Enter the kingdom of the elephants.

Dating back to the 1930s, the Chobe National Park is rightly famed for hosting some of the largest herds of elephant in the world. Add to that 440 bird species and roan and oribi antelope, and you’re looking at a natural wonderland. From its riverfront to the Linyanti marshes, this is an exceptional place in which to join one of our expert guides as you tread the kingdom of the elephant.

Okavango Delta aerial view

Okavango Delta

Welcome to the world’s greatest drama – amongst the waters of this otherworldly place.

Regarded by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta is the setting for endless and primal scenes. The barking, roars and whooping of lion, leopard and hyena. The parades of animals and the flights of birds. Its waterways, islets, islands and swaying grass make it an incredible place to traverse by boat, paddling – hesitantly – in search of nature’s finest.

Flamingos on Lake Makgadi, Botswana

The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Sprawling across 10,000 square miles, this is one of the largest and most surreal environments on earth.

Vast, desolate and otherworldly, Lake Makgadikgadi – which no longer exists, of course – was, before the last Ice Age, an incredibly luscious place. Having salinated and dried up, what we’re left with is one of the most surreal places on earth  – but also one of the prime flamingo breeding spots in the whole of southern Africa. We can arrange for expert safari guides to introduce you to its unique environment, and to get you close – during breeding season – to these immense pink flocks.

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