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Celebrating Botswana On A Luxury Safari

January 13th 2016  |  Botswana  |  by  Charlotte Opperman
Celebrating Botswana On A Luxury Safari

We would heartily agree with the Lonely Planet vote that saw Botswana named as its top country to visit in 2016. This exceptional safari destination, which also celebrates 50 years of independence this year, is a rare combination of desert and delta, coupled with staggering amounts of wildlife. If you want a classic safari amid Africa’s iconic big game, with wonderful guiding and lovely accommodation then look no further than this irresistible paradise.

Here are Aardvark Safaris’ top ten reasons to choose a luxury Botswana safari:

Cheetah poised at Zarafa Camp, Selinda Reserve, Botswana

Cheetah poised at Zarafa Camp, Selinda Reserve, Botswana

1. Never a dull moment with a greater range of safari activities than almost anywhere else: game drives, guided bush walks, elephant back safaris, riding safaris, boating, mobile or self-drive safaris, and cultural encounters.

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Wild dog on a game drive at Seba Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

2. A whopping 38% of land is protected for wildlife and nature conservation. The low impact tourism policy ensures strictly controlled visitor numbers so the safari areas are crowd-free.

Celebrating Botswana Country slider Bots Camp Moremi Lion pride

Lion pride Moremi Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

3. Arguably the best game viewing on the continent, with the likes of Mombo Island in the Okavango Delta renowned for exceptional predator and prey activity and Chobe chock-full of enormous elephants.

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Duba Plains, Botswana

4. The Okavango Delta: beautiful and tranquil – one of the seven natural wonders of Africa – it is home to an astounding array of birds and wildlife. Gliding through the watery channels is without compare.

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Game drive at Jao Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

5. Terrific accommodation from classic tented camps to out of this world luxury.

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San Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

6. A wonderful choice for families with specialist children’s guides and several camps offering specific children’s programmes.

Ker and Downey - family safari guide safari botswana

Specialist children’s guides, Okavango Delta, Botswana

7. Great for the appeal factor too – who wouldn’t be charmed spending morning chilling out with habituated meerkats or an afternoon with the elephant herd at Abu Camp?

Ceebrating Botswana Abu Camp - Elephant - Dana Allen

Abu Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

8. The second largest migration in Africa when in February, around 75,000 zebra and wildebeest flock to the Makgadikgadi grasslands.

Riding with the zebra migration, Makgadikgadi pans, Botswana

Riding with the zebra migration, Makgadikgadi pans, Botswana

9. Don’t be deceived by the cost. Yes, some camps are deservedly pricey but there are options to suit every budget from an expedition style mobile to a bucket list extravaganza luxury Botswana safari.

Mokoro canoeing at Jacana Camp, Okavango Delta

Mokoro canoeing at Jacana Camp, Okavango Delta

10. It’s one of Africa’s most politically stable countries.

Meerkats, Makgadikgadi pans, Botswana

Meerkats, Makgadikgadi pans, Botswana

What Next?

Start you safari holiday planning now. We can ask the right questions, suggest camps, lodges and safari areas, or match you with the right luxury Botswana safari. Just give us a call or pop us an email and we will do the rest.