With its pristine natural environment, wide open spaces, abundant wildlife and dazzling sunsets, Botswana has captivated travellers looking for the quintessential safari experience. Check out our list of reasons why you should consider this southern African country for your next family holiday.
1. Botswana is uniquely remote compared to other safari destinations.
Most of the camps are only accessible by air, which gives you and your family a unique opportunity to enjoy the sheer beauty of the sprawling landscape from above. Also, the country’s conservation policy endorses low-volume tourism, meaning the crowds are few and far between.
Quench Tip: To make the most of your precious safari time, we can organize quick transfers between camps on chartered light aircrafts for you.
2. Botswana offers unspoiled wildlife viewing opportunities.
Botswana is located in one of the most pristine wilderness areas left on the Earth and the wildlife opportunities are incredibly abundant. The destination offers impressive and prolific game viewing, including Africa’s largest terrestrial wildlife migration. Every year, thousands of zebras travel over 500 kilometres round-trip between Namibia and Botswana. Families also have the chance to spot elephants, giraffe, hippos, lions and more.
Quench Tip: Our professional safari guides can help you and your family get closer to the amazing wildlife, while ensuring your safety and allowing plenty of opportunities to capture the perfect photo.
3. Botswana features a diverse terrain with three complex ecosystems.
Bostwana is located in the heart of Kalahari Desert, and The Okavango Delta is the evergreen jewel of the region. It is the world’s largest inland delta and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other highlights include the Linyanti water systems and Makgadikgadi Pans, one of the largest salt pans on the planet.
Quench Tip: During your trip, do not forget to explore the ancient culture of the Zu/’hoasi Bushmen trackers of the Western Kalahari.
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When to go
The dry season is from May to September, resulting in moderate temperatures. In April and May there is little to no rain and fewer clouds, however, temperatures dip at night and in the mornings, especially from June to August. Wildlife viewing is exceptional year-round, but during the dry season, herds of elephants pass through Linyanti in search of water, and many animals gather in ever-increasing numbers at various water holes.
The wet season (from November to March) is also called the Green Season in Botswana. Expect regular afternoon showers, but enjoy verdant emerald scenery in return. Some areas (such as Makgadikgadi Pans) fill with water, attracting flocks of flamingos and other migrating birds.
Where to stay
Quench can arrange unbelievable stays in Botswana’s most stunning luxury safari and tent camps. A few of our favourites include stylish Jack’s camp, remote Duba Plains camp, and luxurious Selinda camp. Watch grazing animals from an open deck, dine around a campfire and appreciate a wonderful authentic atmosphere you will never forget.
If you want to experience the true Africa, we’ve designed the perfect handpicked itinerary that combines the best of what Botswana has to offer and unforgettable #QuenchMoments. Our 11-day Soaring in Botswana Quench Express Trip is available year round, click here for more information.
Photo Credits: Lori Toledano