In general, Botswana is an expensive safari destination. The most budget-friendly option is a guided, mobile tented safari. Usually these mobile overland safaris have scheduled departure dates and take the form of participation camping safaris for those on a tight budget, or luxury overland camping safaris for those with a more generous budget. The most luxurious way to experience Botswana is to do a fly-in safari to a private game lodge or luxury tented safari camp.
Almost all lodges in Botswana charge in US Dollars. Some lodges are situated in the national parks and do not offer night drives or bush walks. They are also not permitted to drive off-road. Generally, lodges situated on private concession areas are able to drive off-road and at night.
The itineraries suggested on this page are based at carefully selected lodges that we have personally visited and found to be of outstanding quality. There are not the only Botswana safari itineraries we can offer. Let us know your interests, budget and travel dates, and we will tailor-make a Botswana safari that is customised to your exact requirements.
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The majestic Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean/Zambian border is within easy reach of the famous Chobe National Park in Botswana, making it easy to combine these two terrific destinations on one unforgettable safari itinerary. This trip idea combines three nights at Victoria Falls with two nights on safari at the Chobe National Park, enjoying both land- and water-based game viewing.
Fly in by light aircraft and spend six nights in some of Botswana's most productive game-viewing areas, combining Kwando's best camps: Splash, Lebala and Lagoon. Spend either two nights at each camp, or three nights at Splash and three nights at Lagoon or Lebala. All three camps are in huge private concessions and offer a variety of game-viewing activities. Kwando is known for its commitment to a quality, traditional safari experience where the focus is on a true bush encounter and enjoying the best possible wildlife sightings.
It is easy to combine Botswana with Victoria Falls. This trip idea combines four of Botswana’s top safari destinations with two nights at Victoria Falls. The duration is flexible and you can spend an extra night at any of the destinations on this trip. Botswana has many excellent lodges, but we always recommend using lodges in the same group or family so you can benefit from long-stay specials. This trip idea is based on Desert & Delta Lodges, which are reasonably priced and lie mainly in the national parks.
Our 15-Day Southern Africa Signature Safari is what we consider to be an ideal safari itinerary on a mid-range budget to see the best of Southern Africa within a limited time frame. Take in some of Southern Africa's top destinations – the spectacular Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe; Chobe National Park in Botswana; picturesque Cape Town and the Garden Route; the Kruger National Park and the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve in South Africa.