Safari in Botswana is amongst the finest in Africa, taking advantage of a relatively unpopulated country, dominated by the Kalahari desert, its seasonal water sources and its vast salt pans.
The most famous safari area is Okavango
, a huge wetland area which thumps with game year round.
Coming in a close second is Linyanti
, a waterfront area where dry gameviewing is prodigious May thru November. Makgadikgadi
is also worth visiting year round for its spectacular salt pans, Bushmen and meercats.
Other desert areas such as Central Kalahari
and Nxai Pan
tend to be at their best in the green season November thru May, when the migratory herds pass through.
Far away to the southeast, Tuli
is a good quality game area, mostly accessed from and combined with South Africa.
Refer to the Botswana safaris guidebook
section below for a more detailed overview.