Landlocked in the heart of Southern Africa, Botswana is one of the most diverse safari experiences on the continent. Every day will reveal something new and thrilling. Go for a bush walk or game drive in the soft early morning light, watch the sky turn red at sunset, and listen to the sounds of the African night. Here’s my pick of the 8 best things to do on safari in Botswana.
If you’re prone to air sickness on small planes, sit over the wing where it’s most stable.
2. Glide through the water in a mokoro
For best results, try to be quiet and don’t stand up in the mokoro.
3. Go on a game drive
Don’t miss a single game drive because each can be totally different.
4. Join a guided bush walk
As a safety precaution, walks may not be available when long grass reduces visibility.
5. Take a cruise on the Chobe River
If a three-hour cruise isn’t enough, book a night on a houseboat on the Chobe River.
6. Experience the Makgadikgadi at sunset
Take a warm jacket because the air gets cool after dark even when days are hot.
7. Learn about Bushmen culture in the Kalahari
At Kalahari Plains you can sleep under open skies on a star bed on the roof of your unit.
8. Support responsible travel
Ask questions about a camp’s eco, community and conservation principles before you book.
Note: This post was in collaboration with Africa Odyssey, which creates and books safari holidays and honeymoons in Africa. My recommendations are based on personal experience.
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