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Best Time To Visit

Mar-May (dry parks), Jun-Sep (Okavango, Chobe)

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Main Airports

Maun (MUB); Kasane (BBK)

Botswana Private Luxury Safari

Botswana, an ideal choice for a luxury custom African safari, from the Okavango Delta’s lush waterways to the shimmering white salt pans of Makgadikgadi Pans, offers a perfect African Safari destination for discerning travelers and honeymooners.

Botswana is Africa’s success story. From being one of the world’s poorest countries before its independence in 1966 to a booming economy and a stable country, today. In the heart of southern Africa, Botswana offers possibly the finest, authentic wildlife experience in the world.

The most striking features of the country are its flatness and aridity. Except for Botswana’s eastern part, where the great majority of locals reside and where the summer rainfall is slightly higher, three-quarters of Botswana is technically a desert. This is what makes the Okavango Delta even more remarkable. It is a beautiful wetland within a desert that gets its waters from rains in central Africa, 620 miles away.

Botswana today focuses on high quality / low volume tourism as the best way to create a sustainable industry that would employ a large percentage of its people while still preserving the environment. Today wildlife and tourism employ about 45% of all the people who live in northern Botswana.

With Recherché Journeys, create your tailor-made Botswana luxury safari and enjoy Bushmen walks to learn about their culture, interact with groups of meerkats or spend an unforgettable sleep-out beneath the shimmering African sky during your spectacular African safari.

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Recommended Parks:


Chobe National Park: Excellent birding destination and abundant wildlife with easy sightings of four of Big 5 (no rhino), game drives, self-drives, and boat safaris available

Okavango Delta: Excellent wildlife with Big 5 and a great birding destination, visitors have options of game drives, night drives, walking safaris, mokoro trips, and off-road driving. An expensive destination with exclusive camps

Moremi Game Reserve: Part of Okavango Delta, Excellent wildlife with Big 5 (Apr-Oct is the best time), great birding destination (Nov – Mar), game drives and mokoro trips, upscale small, small budget camps, and exclusive upmarket lodges available

Central Kalahari Game Reserve: Biggest reserve in the middle of the desert, off-the-beaten-track with the picturesque desert landscape, chance to see black-maned lions. The best time to visit is after rains (Dec-Mar) to find the best game when wildebeest, gemsboks, springboks, and their predators are found in plenty.

Linyanti Concession: Four of Big 5 easily spotted (no rhino), zebra migration from November to April, visitors have options of game drives, night drives, boat trips, walking safaris, fishing activities, and off-road driving that offers exceptional sightings, upscale finest lodges with excellent guiding

Magadikgadi Pans National Park: Landscape of surreal salt-encrusted pans with main activity at the Boteti River, good concentration of animals in dry months (Apr-Oct), animal migration in wet months (Nov – Mar), close encounters with wildlife.


When to go


Best Time to visit: June to September (Okavango, Moremi, Chobe); March to May (Other, drier parks). The best weather is in April and May (Moderate temperatures, little to no rainfall, and few clouds)

High Season: July to October (Does not feel too crowded, except for Chobe)

Low Season: December to April Some lodges and camps close down). October and November are very hot. January and February are at the peak of the wet season.

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Bucket List Botswana

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