Nowhere else in the world will you find a more luxurious safari than in Botswana, a landlocked country bordering South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It is one of the last pristine places in Africa, where you can experience a completely authentic safari thanks to its unique diversity. The Kalahari Desert covers up to 70% of its land area. The Okavango Delta in the Kalahari is the world’s largest inland delta, a unique area unlike anything else. It is a place where animals roam freely in one of the last untouched wildernesses on the planet. The delta is covered in swamp vegetation and inhabited by numerous species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. The Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s seven natural wonders, and is rightfully a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Chobe National Park has the largest population of elephants. Botswana was formerly a British protectorate called Bechuanaland. After declaring independence on 30 September 1966, the independent state was renamed Botswana. Since then, Botswana has maintained an unbroken tradition of democratic elections. A major turning point came in 1966 when diamonds were discovered in the country. Overnight, a poor African country became one of the richest. Botswana is the third most economically developed country in Africa. Due to high prices, the number of tourists is low, so no mass tourism. The perfect place for an authentic experience.
Weather and Location
The right time for a safari starts in April, when the rainy season ends. The high season extends from June to August; temperatures can be very low at night, especially before dawn, but it warms quickly during the day. September and October are very dry, with high daytime temperatures, sometimes reaching up to 38 °C. Due to drought conditions, animals gather at available water sources and are easier to spot. The rainy season starts gradually in November, with temperatures slowly dropping again.