9 day packaged tour to Botswana.
Highlights include: Victoria Falls, Chobe and the Okavango Delta.
Rates from US$ 3 096.00 per person sharing
Johannesburg in South Africa would be recommended as your entry
point into Southern Africa, when flying from outside of Africa, and
then onward into Botswana. Once in South Africa you can
get a connecting flight to your destination within Botswana, Air Botswana
offer flights to Gaborone, Harare, Limpopo Valley, Maun and Kasane.
Land & water
Main entry points into Botswana from other African countries include
South Africa (Ramatlabama, Tlokweng and Pioneer borders), Namibia (Ngoma
Bridge, Mahango-Mohembo and Mamuno-Buitepos borders), Zimbabwe (Ramokgwebana-Plumtree
and Kazungula borders) and Zambia (Zambezi River - Kazungula ferry).
When to Go
Winter is the best time to explore this country, which is between late
May through to August. The days are normally clear, warm and sunny
with the evenings being cool to very cold. Wildlife viewing is at its
best, as the animals stay close to water sources.
Summer is from October through to April and it is more difficult to spot
the animals with high rainfalls and the lush vegetation. The temperature
in the day can reach over 40°C and the humidity can make it almost
Highlights not to Miss
The main entry point into the Okavango would be through Maun,
which is situated in the south-eastern side of the Delta. If coming from
Namibia you would be entering the Delta from Shakawe
River which 'creates'
the Pan Handle, rises in central Angola and flows south-east across
Namibia before entering Botswana near Shakawe. Annually the water spreads
through Botswana's flat landscape, creating a palm like formation,
which forms lagoons, channels and islands. The water attracts a variety
birds and wildlife, a canoe (mokoro) trip through this region
is a must as you encounter the wildlife up close as they enjoy the
abundance of water after a long dry season.
Moremi Game Reserve
The reserve covers an area of about 3000 sq km and protects most of
the wildlife of the Okvango Delta. Situated north of Maun and south of
Kasane (main entry points into Moremi), the reserve comprises of mopane
woodlands and thorn scrub to dry savanna, riverbank woodlands, grasslands,
lagoons and islands.
Chobe National Park
The park is about 11 000 sq km and accessible from Kasane. The park is
home to a variety of wildlife and the riverfront strip along the northern
supplies water and has great wildlife concentrations when there is water.
The Savuti Marshes in western Chobe attracts prime wildlife and water
birds. The Savuti is popular for safaris and overland trips and has interesting
rock art probably of San origin.
Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Access to the area is from Maun. The reserve covers an
area of 52 000 sq km and is Africa's largest protected area situated
in the center of Botswana. The Kalahari, you would assume is mostly desert,
but due the amount of rain that the area receives it cannot be classified
as an arid zone. Deception Valley, which is known for the research done
by Mark and Delia Owens is probably what the reserve is mostly known for.
Here you will find the brown hyena which the Owens studied from 1974 to
The great salt pans, Sua and Ntwetwe comprise an area of 80 000 sq
km and is unlike any other landscapes on earth. Access to the Sua (salt)
Pan, which is more accessible, would be from Maun.
The pan is covered mostly by a single sheet of salt-encrusted mud
and algae. When there is rain, the water-loving birds gather to nest
at the delta where the Nata River Flows into the northern part of the