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Botswana

Botswana is a land of contrasts from the famous waterways of the Okavango Delta, teeming with game and birds, to the bushmen, desert adapted animals and giant baobabs of the Kalahari Desert. Botswana’s flourishing eco-system makes it one of Africa's best safari destinations.

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  • The seasonal water arrives from the Angolan mountains and slowly fills the waterways of the delta and its great rivers, providing sustenance for the myriad of animals and birds which make it their home.
  • Botswana is home to the Okavango Delta, one of natures unique natural wonders, and the largest inland delta in the world.
  • Botswana is an all year round wildlife destination. The summer rain fall is low so game viewing is good most of the year. 
  • There are very good low season rates from December to March and shoulder season rates in April to June and November. 
  • The best game viewing is in the winter when it is at its driest from July to October but it can be extremely cold (even with frost) in June to August and warm clothes are needed for mornings and evenings. But at the end of the dry season in October it can be extremely hot.
  • November/December is a great secret season with lower prices. With the first rains the dust settles and the flowers and plants start to shoot. This is when the antelope drop their young so there is great predator action.
  • The desert is different though and is best in the summer season (Dec-Mar) when game is drawn to the water and Botswana’s great migration passes through, second only to the wildebeest migration in Kenya/Tanzania. 
  • Birding is best in the summer as the winter migrants arrive from Europe.

When to go

When to go to Botswana
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Highlights

Okavango Delta
Mokoro safari
Birdlife
Bushman culture

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