Safari Parks in Botswana
Botswana focuses on high-quality safaris, as opposed to mass-market safaris on offer in other destinations. Because of this, Botswana's safari parks are well respected as some of the finest in Africa.
Botswana's northern and central reserves and parks offer distinctly different experiences. Its top parks in the north include the Okavango Delta, the Linyanti, Chobe, and Moremi, while in the center of the country, there is the Makgadikgadi Pan and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. For desert landscapes, we suggest heading to the center to meet the local communities of meerkats and bushmen.
Alternatively, the majority of travelers prefer the water-focused safaris of the north with a few nights in Chobe and the Okavango Delta, where game drives and river cruises hug the waterways to encounter the Big Five wildlife.
Take a look at our recommended safari parks below:
Okavango Delta Safaris
This phenomenal park is an area of outstanding natural beauty that is home to some of the continent's most famous camps.
Moremi Game Reserve Safaris
Moremi offers exceptional big game viewing. It can be a bit busy; however, Chief’s Island offers some of the country’s most exclusive safaris.
The Linyanti Safaris
The Linyanti is the collective name for three private reserves – the Linyanti itself, Selinda, and Kwando - an area famous for its wild dog.
Chobe National Park Safaris
Taking its name from the Chobe River, Chobe is most famous for its vast elephant herds, with numbers as high as 80,000 in the dry season.
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans Safaris
The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are the remains of a huge super-lake that covered much of this part of Africa many years ago. Today, all that is left are two huge salt pans – the Sua and the Ntwetwe.
Central Kalahari Game Reserve Safaris
Central Kalahari Game Reserve is one of the world’s largest of its kind. Nowhere else in Africa do you feel such a total sense of space, freedom and wilderness. It’s one of the remotest and wildest places on the continent.
Savute, or Savuti, is one of four distinct areas within Botswana’s beautiful Chobe National Park. Commonly known as Savute Marsh, it is found in the west of the park and occupies over 10,000 square kilometers!