"There are few other places on earth where you can witness such unique wildlife spectacles in some of the world's most extraordinary landscapes - and Botswana is sure to blow you away."
See the African elephants at the Chobe National Park
Famed as the ‘Land of Giants’, Chobe is home to over 120,000 elephants, the world’s largest surviving elephant population. Our Botswana trips take you to spot the elephants as they move across ancient migration routes between the Chobe and Linyanti rivers. Bring your camera and your sense of adventure - this is a truly extraordinary experience.
Board a Chobe River cruise
As you cruise down the mighty Chobe your eyes will be glued to the riverbanks as the best of Botswana’s wildlife come into view. You’ll likely spot elephants, buffalo and zebra coming to the water to drink, while kingfishers hover over the water to catch their next meal. You’ll even enjoy your own lunch on the banks of the Chobe River to top off an unforgettable day.
Learn about the life of wild animals in Botswana
Imagine lions lurking by the river, cheetah slinking through the grasslands and hippos gliding through the water. It might sound like a dream, but in the Land of the Giants, you can witness all this and more. Your Botswana travel guide will share fascinating stories about the life of these impressive wild animals as you go in search of the Big Five and beyond.
Our top 3 things to do in Botswana
Our Botswana tours will show you all the best Botswana attractions, from cruising down wildlife-dotted rivers to seeing the incredible elephants of Chobe.
Karen Blixen Museum
The Karen Blixen Museum commemorates the famous Danish author who wrote the globally renowned novel, ‘Out of Africa’. She lived in Kenya from 1917 to 1931 and ran a coffee farm from a bungalow in the Ngong Hills. The book went on to become a film, and you can see many of the props at the museum.
Located on the coastline of Mombasa, Fort Jesus was built in the late 1500s by the king of Portugal. The fort switched ownership many times throughout history, as countries battled for the lands of Kenya, and today the well-preserved grounds are a UNESCO-listed national park.
Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site & Museum
This incredible museum and former farmhouse displays over 400 artefacts found on Hyrax Hill, ranging from hunting tools to musical instruments. It’s a momentous historical site, where archaeological excavations have unearthed evidence of life dating back 5,000 years.
Best museums in Botswana
This classic Botswana food will quickly become your go-to side dish. It’s made with samp or sorghum (similar to corn) and beans cooked together for a porridge-like consistency, and it’s traditionally served at celebrations like weddings and funerals. It can also be cooked with vegetables or paired with meat dishes for a hearty meal.
Botswana comfort food is all about warm stews and thick dumplings, and mogodu is one of the most soulful dishes in the country. It’s a tripe stew flavoured with spices like cardamom, coriander, thyme and rosemary, and it’s served with pap or dumplings, perfect for mopping up the rich stew.
Botswana is known for its beer-making and there are some traditional varieties you have to try when you discover Botswana cuisine. Bojalwa ja Setswana (the beer of Botswana) is one of the most popular beers, brewed from fermented sorghum seeds - it might just become your new favourite beer.
Best food in Botswana
We’ll show you all the top places to visit in Botswana where you can taste the very best of Botswana’s cuisine, from soul-stirring stews to traditionally brewed beer.
What to pack for Botswana
Ready to see Botswana’s incredible wildlife right before your eyes? Bring a pair of binoculars and you’ll really elevate your wildlife spotting game in Chobe and beyond.
Camera and extra memory cards
You can’t help but get snap happy when you spot the amazing animals and landscapes on your Botswana holidays. Bring extra memory cards for all those wonderful photos.
Be sure to pack a strong mosquito repellent with DEET, to protect you from mosquito bites and other insects when you travel Botswana.
You’ll need to dress the part for your Botswana safari in Chobe National Park. Go for layered clothing in lightweight fabrics and neutral colours, and a comfortable pair of walking shoes.
It can get scorching hot in Botswana and a sunburn can quickly put a downer on your trip. Don’t forget your hat, sunglasses and plenty of high SPF sunscreen.