Overview

Botswana is a land-locked country dominated in geographical terms by the Kalahari Desert - a sand-filled basin averaging 1,100 metres above sea level Botswana is bordered by Zambia and Zimbabwe to the northeast, Namibia to the north and west, and South Africa to the south and southeast. The more popular destinations in Botswana includes Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta as well as the Kalahari desert and the Makgadikgadi  Pans. The Okavango is the largest inland delta system in the world a bit smaller than Isreal or half of Switzerland. The northeastern region of the Kalahari Basin contains the Makgadikgadi Pans - an extensive network of salt pans and ephemeral lakes. When planning your holiday to Botswana, we would always recommend spending time in at least two of the main destinations within Botswana. 

Gecko Africa offer expert advice and we have specialist Botswana consultants that can help you build an itinerary that best suits your requirements and budget. We have listed all of our Botswana destinations separately. A wide variety of individual properties within Botswana is also available. If you need more detailed information and advice simply contact one of our expert consultants to assist you in planning your holiday.  

Top Destinations ‐ Botswana

Chobe Game Reserve

Botswana

Essentially Chobe is all about Elephants. Lots of them. And the jury seems to be out on exactly how many there are. We have always said there are approximately 55 000 elephant in Chobe National Park, but some sources seem to indicate this is as high as 120,000.

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Savute & Linyanti

Botswana

The Savute and Linyanti area is situated to the north of the Okavango Delta and also borders on the Chobe National Park. This remote area is also the site of the annual zebra migration and consists of swamp and grasslands reminiscent of the Serengeti and vast tracts of sandy plains.

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The Okavango Delta

Botswana

Go on a safari to the Okavango Delta and experience an Africa that is untamed, wild and very real. The Okavango Delta offers a variety of lodges and camps to choose from, from luxury tented camp where you can ride on Elephants , to more simple camps where you concentrate on walking and water safaris.

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Top Accommodation ‐ Botswana

Camp Moremi

Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • TypeSafari Lodge

For the classic African safari experience, look no further than Camp Moremi in Botswana’s world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve. Camp Moremi is situated on the edge of the Xakanaxa Lagoon in an area well known for its spectacular game-viewing opportunities.

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Zarafa Camp

Savute & Linyanti, Botswana
  • TypeLuxury Tented Camp

Zarafa means “the beloved one” in Arabic and comes from a giraffe that was presented to Charles X of France in 1826 by the Viceroy of Egypt. Today Zarafa, Botswana’s first Relais & Chateaux property, is an exquisite camp located on the private 130,000 hectares Selinda Reserve. The Reserve links the Okavango Delta with Chobe National Park and every area of the camp offers stunning views over the Zibadianja Lagoon, the source of the Savuti Channel.

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Savuti Camp

Savute & Linyanti, Botswana
  • TypeWilderness Classic Camp

Savuti Camp is situated in the private Linyanti Concession along the Savute Channel, famous as a sporadic and unusual watercourse. Between 1980 and 2008 it stopped flowing altogether, creating a ribbon of grassland. Surprisingly, the Channel began to flow once more, becoming a deep, clear waterway harbouring hippo and aquatic life while wildlife had to adapt to a new source of water and all the opportunities and menaces it brought with it.

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