South Africa’s northern neighbour, Botswana is a peaceable, landlocked country with vast stretches of uninhabited land and many areas of outstanding natural beauty. Between the Central Kalahari, Chobe National Park and the renowned Okavango Delta, you have some of the most prolific safari areas in southern Africa.

Botswana was a pioneer of ecotourism, which means that you can enjoy luxury accommodation and superb game-viewing while treading lightly on the planet. Botswana’s unspoiled wilderness areas have been well protected and as a result, game densities here are some of the highest to be found anywhere.

Factor in the sense of space and freedom, and the traditionally warm and friendly Botswana welcomes, and you have perhaps the finest safari destination of all. Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta (a wonderful mosaic of channels, islands, swamps and floodplains) is just a 90-minute flight from Johannesburg, making it an easily accessible destination that feels out of this world.

Zarafa Camp

Duba Plains Camp

Kalahari Plains Camp

Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp

Ngoma Safari Lodge

Chobe Game Lodge