Botswana Safaris

Botswana Overview

Botswana has a richness of natural beauty. From the Okavango Delta to saltpans of the Makgadikgidi and the awesome Kalahari grasslands – all are a treat for visitors. For the best Botswana safari experience, you can book with us. We offer all-inclusive safari holidays to experience the wildlife in the jungles of Botswana.

Why Visit Botswana?

Our Botswana safari holidays are usually fly-in safaris where guests can fly down directly for a safari trip to the Okavango Delta or other locations. We also have special mobile safaris where our guests can have a more in-depth experience of the Botswana grasslands, deltas, and deserts.

Where To Go In Botswana?

When To Visit Botswana?

Summer season in Botswana begins in November and ends in March. It comes with very high temperatures but, summer also the rainy season, which brings a lot of cloud coverage and rain that cools things down considerably, although only usually for a short period.

Winter season starts in May and concludes in August. Winter is also the dry season when virtually no rainfall occurs. Winter days are invariably sunny and cold to warm; but, evenings and at night temperatures can fall below freezing point in especially in the southwest.

Between periods April, early May, and September/ October –still tend to be dry, but the days are less hotter than in summer and the nights are warmer than those in winter.

Botswana Travel Advice

Visas

Most citizens of European and Commonwealth countries do not require a visa to enter into Botswana. All Guests should check with their respective Botswana embassies, or tour agents before starting their journey.

It is crucial for a visit to have with them valid passports and enough money to use during their stay.

Please note: Countries that do not have diplomatic representation with Botswana can get their visa processing information from British Embassies and High Commission.

Countries that need Visas

All citizens of Commonwealth countries do not require a visa except those from Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Foreign nationals whose countries have signed a Visa Abolition Agreement with Botswana are also not required to apply for a visa. Click here to view all the states that require permits to visit Botswana.

Language

The official language of Botswana is English. English is widely spoken in all urban centers and taught in schools. Still in rural areas, many local villagers especially young ones who have received some education will be able to speak English.

Most of the all general staff working in the lodges, camps, and hotel can also speak English. Translators in various languages like German, Italian and French translators, are available when needed and can be arranged through your travel agent.

When staying at a private camp or lodge, your guide will be very able to introduce you to his or her friends and family and will act as an interpreter if necessary.

Electrical supply

The power is served at over 300MW Coal Plant. This voltage will soon be increased at a level never used before in this Country that long suffered from lack of electricity. The power will support the whole country. Electricity is supplied at 220/240v. Both square and round wall plugs are used.

Diamond purchase

Visitors to Botswana have the opportunity to buy diamond jewelry from authorized merchants. A strict system with guidelines that allow buyers to inquire about the origin and quality of the diamond, value.

Gratuity Guide

In Botswana, a person is under no obligation to offer tips for services rendered at restaurants, bars, hotels, and many more. It is at the choice of the individual whether or not to pay gratuity for services.

Drivers License

Drivers are expected to carry their licenses at all times. Licenses from neighboring countries are in Botswana, if not written in English, a certified written translation is required. International drivers’ licenses are accepted in Botswana.

Luggage Restrictions

It is desirable to follow all luggage restrictions that are in place for both scheduled local, international and charter flights; Which is usually 20kgs (44lbs) on international flights, 20kgs (44lbs) for domestic flights, 12kgs (26lbs) on small aircraft which includes Okavango Delta charter flights.

Tailor-Made Trips

Your itinerary will be 100% tailor-made and designed to your unique requirements.

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Our Botswana Safari Itineraries

9 Days
Botswana
Classic

Classic Explorer Safari in Botswana

This itinerary takes you on a wildlife adventure to three amazing safari destinations – the Chobe National Park, Savute, and the Okavango Delta. It is a wonderful combination of activities, including game drives, bush walks, boat cruise, mokoro excursions etc.… Find out more
9 Days
BW, NA, ZW
Classic

African Wonders Safari Experience

Experience traditional African tribes, diverse and abundant wildlife along with four-river systems of the KAZA Transfrontier Park. Explore the world-renowned water wonderland of the Okavango Delta. Find out more
7 Days
Botswana
Classic

Highlights of Botswana Safari

This 7-day Botswana itinerary begins with a tour of Botswana’s Chobe National Park, where you’ll spend three nights exploring this animal paradise on Game Drive Safaris or a Boat Cruise on the Chobe River; after that, fly to Botswana’s Okavango… Find out more
12 Days
BW, ZW
Classic

Classic Botswana and Zimbabwe

This spectacular safari takes you to the glittering waters of the Okavango Delta and the predator capital of the world at Moremi, to the banks of the Zambezi River (close to Victoria Falls) and on to the grand Hwange National… Find out more
8 Days
BW, ZM
Classic +

Best of Zambia & Botswana Safaris

This itinerary allows clients to enjoy the finest of Southern African safaris, including a wildlife safari in the famous South Luangwa National Park, a high concentration of animals in Chobe National Park, and a visit to the great Victoria Falls… Find out more
4 Days
BW, ZM
Classic

Victoria Falls Panoramic Safari in Zambia & Chobe NP, Botswana

Welcome to Zambia! This tour gives you the opportunity to experience one of the natural wonders of the world, the mighty Victoria Falls in Livingstone. You will also have the chance of taking a full day trip in Botswana’s wildlife… Find out more

Recommended Accommodation

Moremi Crossing,

OKAVANGO DELTA, Botswana

Moremi Crossing is a 16 tent, eco-friendly camp built on a palm fringed island surrounded by the Moremi’s game-rich seasonal floodplains and overlooking Chief’s Island. Moremi Crossing is a new style safari camp combining luxury with simplicity. This is a 100% eco-friendly development featuring the latest in solar and waste disposal technology. Activities: Mokoro activities, game drives, game walks on Chief’s Island, boat cruises, fishing, wilderness camping Facilities: Dining room, lounge, bar, swimming pool
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Chobe Marina Lodge,

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe Marina Lodge is one of the few Botswana hotels that makes travel to this beautiful country all the more special! It is situated in Kasane in the north-eastern region of Botswana, where the African nations of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and Botswana meet. There are few places like aha Chobe Marina Lodge that comfortably immerses guests in the Breathtaking, natural environment that Africa has to offer while providing the best African safari experience! Here, you can discover a rare balance…
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Kadizora Camp,

Okavango Delta, Botswana

The northern areas of the Delta feature larger expanses of savannas punctuated by lagoons and tributaries, and it is on the banks of one of these that a magnificent site has been selected for Kadizora Camp. Kadizora presents 8 luxury tents and 4 standard tents, each with generous and tranquil living spaces, surrounded by sophisticated furnishings. In addition to open vehicle and walking safaris, mokoro excursions and boat cruises will provide the ideal position from which to explore the endless…
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Jackalberry Chobe Camp,

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Set in Kasane, Jackalberry Chobe is 6 km from Sedudu Gate Chobe National Park and offers various facilities, such as a bar. The property is situated 1.7 km from Kalahari Holiday Tours, 1.8 km from the Start of Boat Cruise and 1.9 km from Botswana Tourism Board Information Centre. The restaurant serves Local dishes. The units in the hotel are fitted with a kettle. With a private bathroom, rooms at Jackalberry Chobe also offer a river view. The rooms at…
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Gomoti Plains,

Okavango Delta

About Gomoti Plains Camp – Gomoti Plains Camp is named after the Gomoti River situated nearby with roaming flood plains based on either side of the camp strewn with towering palm trees, built with our iconic signature Machaba style tents, and decorations taking in the local theme of water and land, both essential to life in the Okavango Delta, offering our guests a unique safari experience incorporating the natural surrounding habitat. Gomoti Plains Camp offers the perfect pairing with both…
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Machaba Camp,

Okavango Delta

The name Machaba is the local Setswana name for the Sycamore Fig Tree, the tree of life. Machaba Camp is independently owned and run and is aimed at the affordable luxury travel markets across the world, offering great value for money and a unique classical safari experience. Machaba Camp will appeal to novice safari guests as well as to seasoned safari travellers. Machaba Camp Style: The camp is built in the classic 1950’s style, with luxury safari tents, en-suite bathrooms…
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Chobe Safari Lodge,

Chobe National Park

Chobe Safari Lodge, on the banks of the Chobe River in Botswana, is the best destination for serious game viewers. Situated in Kasane, Chobe Safari Lodge is close to where the borders of four African countries meet – Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Zambia. If you are planning to visit the Chobe area, the majestic Victoria Falls or the Caprivi region, then Chobe Safari Lodge is the ideal choice of accommodation. Chobe Safari Lodge consists of 46 luxury safari rooms, 22…
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Why Choose Absolute Zambia Safaris?

Absolute Zambia Safaris is a specialist in bespoke and private safaris in Zambia. Through our large safari operators, we proudly assist our guests in designing custom-made safaris.

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Feedback From Our Previous Clients

Gary V
Gary V
2023-12-19
Another perfect holiday We were a party of eight, most of us on a return trip (last one in 2020 - also with Absolute Zambia Safaris) under the expert guidance of Robert. It was again a holiday without a single complaint. Pickups were reliable and punctual, the David Livingstone resort is perfectly located on the banks of the Zambezi with comfortable beds, sumptuous food, an infinity pool, and an unlimited supply of food and drinks on the silent but spacious sunset cruise. Robert (from Absolute Zambia Safaris) dealt with all our changes, additions, amendments, and cancellations with endless patience and understanding. It was a perfect holiday, we will be back. Thank you Absolute Zambia Safaris.
Lisa A
Lisa A
2023-11-24
Amazing five-day trip Absolute Safari organised an amazing five-day trip for us which included 2 nights in Mwanfushi safari lodge and 2 nights by Victoria falls. Everything worked out perfectly and Robert was quick on the email, answering and organising according to our wishes. Our driver Brian was excellent and always on time and the price very reasonable. Can highly recommend.
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Sunshine25775779985
2023-10-10
exciting trip at the Lower zambeji National Park It was a wonderful experience. I came to know about absolute Zambia safari from TripAdvisor only. I contacted them and Robert was very nice and every time he answered my email very promptly. It was my solo trip and good that I decided to be a client of the absolute Zambia safari because they arranged everything for me. I just dropped into the plan. In my game drive, I saw almost every animals available in the lower Zambezi national park. it was my three day two night trip. The place named Kianbi safari challet where I stayed during the trip was very peaceful and lovely. I again wish to visit Zambia and if I go, I will choose the same absolute Zambia Safari group.
Florencia S
Florencia S
2023-08-01
Amazing experience!! Robert is very professional and his organization and arrangements exceeded every hope we had with our trip. It was just fabulous!!! We did a 2-week trip around Zambia, what a beautiful country!! Thank you again Robert, you did a wonderful work!!
marys
marys
2022-12-07
More than I could have hoped for! I didn't know much about Zambia when we were planning our trip, but I had heard wonderful things about South Luangwa National Park. After reading some reviews, I contacted a few agencies in Zambia to plan our trip. Robert Zgozi from Absolute Zambia Safaris was truly amazing -- the entire experience was so much more than we had expected and everything worked out beautifully. Great properties, unbelievable safaris with knowledgeable guides, excellent and almost too plentiful food, I don't have enough superlatives to describe our visit, but I will certainly call on Robert again when I go back to Zambia!
Litote
Litote
2022-10-08
Véritable Afrique Difficile d'imaginer les éléphants qui passent à coté de votre chalet la nuit? Les hippopotames qui broutent l'herbe devant votre chambre? Les singes qui prennent votre dentrifice si la porte est ouverte? Après plusieurs decennies consacrées à la protection des animaux sauvages (période de braconnage de 1970-1990), la Zambie se met à l'écotourisme avec d' excellents standards de services, nourriture, eau potable et confort de chambre. Des simples comprimés contre le paludisme sont conseillés. Les lodges que nous avons visités prennent soin de supprimer le maximum d'insectes possibles pour que les soirées soient bien sans souci. Robert Zgozi nous a organisé un voyage époustouflant (15j) pendant lequel nous avons vu une bonne dizaine de léopards, une vingtaine de lions et lionnes ainsi que d'innombrables d'autres espèces. Notre voyage a traversé quatre parcs (Kafué, South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi et Mosi Oa Tunya ) avec des guides qui étaient de véritables encylopédies de faune et de flore locaux. Nous avons choisi la saison sèche (septembre) pour voir le maximum d'animaux. Ce parcours nous a permis de faire un crochet à Victoria Falls où nous étions suspendus au dessus des chutes dans le Devils Pool. Adrénaline garantie. Par ailleurs, tous les Zambiens que nous avons rencontrés étaient accueillants et souriants. Ce voyage n'était pas donné mais nous le referions bien un jour. Notre groupe familial de 4 adultes partagent plein de souvenirs ensemble grâce à ce voyage. Beaucoup de transits se font en avion car le pays est très grand. Je déconseille vivement les transits entre parc par voiture. Robert Zgozi est Zambien ; il sait communiquer l'amour et la connaissance approfondie qu'il a de son pays. Nous l'avons trouvé sur le site national "Zambian Tourism", Nous vous conseillons ses service si vous souhaitez un voyage clé en main. Merci Robert Zgozi :) Rob NB: La Zambie est un pays anglophone
Sunderland2
Sunderland2
2022-09-28
Fabulous trip to Sth Luangwa We’ve just returned from a wonderful trip to South Luangwa all organised by Robert Zgozi from Absolute Zambia Safaris. I contacted this company as I read it was Zambian owned and I was very impressed by Robert’s speedy replies to my queries. We stayed in 2 different camps which Robert recommended to suit our budget and we weren’t disappointed. Both camps were everything we’d hoped for. We did a combination of chalets and tents with all meals, game drives and transfers included. Robert actually surprised us twice by meeting us at our Lusaka hotel on arrival in Zambia and our return after the trip. We found Robert to be a very friendly, likeable and professional guy who went above and beyond to make sure our trip went smoothly. You can’t go wrong with this company, we will definitely use them again on our next trip to Zambia.
Mubita M
Mubita M
2022-09-08
Experiencing South Luangwa I didn’t know what to expect it being my first time in South Luangwa, it was lovely, all of it (the entire experience!). We stayed at Mfuwe lodge and opted for 3 game drives a day, this doesn’t give you a lot of time for sleeping in but all the fresh air and being in the bush, watching all the animals made us feel so refreshed. And don’t get me started on the food!! Absolute Zambia Safaris gave us exactly what we needed and we enjoyed everything bit of it. Their staff is patient and friendly; they take care of every last detail including a range of options to suit your budget. All in all, it was the true definition of a holiday carefree and stress-free and we most certainly will be going back.
Silent639
Silent639
2022-09-02
The real zambian agency My family and I have just returned from a trip to Zambia. Before booking, as always, I searched for all the best local travel agencies. My choice was Absolute Zambia Safaris. First of all it is one of the few, if not the only one, that is Zambian-owned. So all the staff know perfectly every single area of the country, from the most aware to the most remote. The owner, Mr. Robert Zgozi, has over ten years of experience in the Zambian tourism industry, having worked for top-tier tourism companies, as well as being a lover of unspoiled nature. Before defining the various stages of the journey, Mr. Robert, like a true friend, advised us both the best areas of the country, the best lodges and resorts, and all flight connections. Having traveled extensively in Africa for more than 10 years, I know perfectly well the difficulties of organizing transfers, of finding the best accommodations for the budget available. Robert and his staff have been able to organize any type of activity with extreme professionalism. The organization has always been perfect. All the staff interested in our trip were always present as soon as we reached an airport, a lodge. We didn't have to think about anything but enjoying the beautiful nature and the people of Zambia. Although our international flight (from Italy) was canceled and rescheduled two days later, putting the entire trip at risk, Mr. Robert was able to help us change the itinerary without missing a single scheduled activity. Incredible! While we were in Lower Zambezi, we suddenly decided to go three days to Victoria Falls. Robert, within two hours, organized all the transfers and the resort, taking care in the meantime to get us refund for the two nights lost in Lusaka. Never before have I been assisted in such a professional and friendly way in my previous travels. Among other things, he could also have organized trips in combination with neighboring countries (Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana), having direct contacts. The surprise? While we were in South Luangwa, he came in person to meet us and find out how the journey was progressing. Incredible! Briefly a note on Zambia. it is truly an incredible country. Its people are so friendly and hospitable that you immediately feel like a genuine Zambian. I never felt any sense of danger. In fact, the country is considered among the safest in the world for travel. Landscapes take your breath away. Nature is majestic. Here you can really see anything: wildogs (herd of 20 specimens with cubs), dozens of leopards and cubs, lions and lionesses, different scenes of lions and leopards hunting, huge herds of hippos, huge herds of elephants, birds of extraordinary beauty, including the crowned crane and secretary bird. One negative note: unfortunately having had to go home and leave this extraordinary country that has given me unforgettable moments that will remain forever etched in my mind and in my heart. So I would recommend both visiting Zambia and doing it with Absolute Zambia Safaris. Have a good trip!
Irena12
Irena12
2022-08-02
One of the best safari operators Absolute Safaris is one of the best operators I have ever encountered - Robert managed to do an incredible thing and organise my custom 11 days Luangwa trip in Zambia at the shortest possible notice ( literally few days before arrival)! My trip was absolutely wonderful, everything worked perfectly and I loved every moment on the safari. I have had so many wonderful wildlife sightings, and all the camps were in beautiful locations, very comfortable with great service and very professional guiding. Truly one of the best safaris of my life ( I have spent most of it in Africa). My big thanks to Absolute Safaris, for their professionalism and outstanding customer service. Will definitely be back.

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