Similar in size to France, Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. About 70% of its land surface is dominated by the Kalahari Desert. Despite minimal rainfall and an arid climate, animal life is rich, varied and thriving. Large populations of elephant, zebra, lion, leopard and many more species roam and rule in the vast wilderness.
Abercrombie & Kent specialise in redefining luxury travel across Africa in all its diversity. We’ve been traversing the wild and wonderful terrain for over half a century. If you want to explore on a small group journey or a specially tailored private tour, our travel experts can craft an itinerary to take you into the heart of Botswana and beyond.
Imagine cruising the lush Okavango Delta in a traditional dugout canoe. One of the world’s largest inland deltas, the river drains out onto the savannah creating a unique – and ever-changing – habitat for Botswana’s wildlife. Deemed one of the world’s premier wilderness areas, around 260,000 mammals congregate around the delta – making it ideal for spotting the Big Five on a unique safari adventure.
A&K has been helping couples, friends and families explore Botswana for decades. Whether you choose one of our luxury small group tours, private journeys or ask our travel experts to tailor-make your very own custom itinerary, you’ll be immersed in the best of Botswana.
The Okavango Delta – a UNESCO World Heritage site – is a unique wetland ecosystem. Palm-fringed waterways and untouched islands support a vast array of flora and fauna. Enjoy close encounters with the local hippo and elephant population on a gentle mokoro ride – a traditional canoe. Your expert guide will help you identify species large and small as you relax and settle into a new pace of life.
In the dry season, between May and August, temperatures are mild and pleasant. It’s wise to pack a jumper for cooler morning and evening safari drives. As rainfall is minimal, animals congregate around waterholes and rivers making them easier to spot. Even though this winter period is the peak travel season, national parks still feel uncrowded. By September, the landscape is drying off and temperatures rise, with October becoming very hot.