Botswana Travel - Fascinating "Land of a Thousand Rivers"
Experience the natural wonders of the breathtaking Okavango Delta with water safaris and exciting twilight game drives in search of the resident big cats.
Try your hand at spectacular stand-up paddling through the ramified watercourses of the delta or hike through the fascinating nature, always on the trail of the Big 5. Experience the delta from a bird's eye view on an unforgettable helicopter flight.
Discover the "Land of a Thousand Rivers", the Moremi Game Reserve, aboard a traditional mokoro and get up close to elephants. Be one with nature - sleep under the starry sky in your glamping camp and let your every wish be fulfilled in classic Safari Lodges Deluxe -
Travel with the ancient San Bushmen, hunting and gathering before dancing around the fire under the stars. Wander through fossil river valleys and set your lens on a proud black-maned lion.
Hear the trumpet procession of elephants in Chobe National Park and end a hard day's safari in the best Hemingway-style private luxury safari lodges.
A wilderness of savannahs, deserts, wetlands and salt pans; From the mighty Kalahari to the Okavango Delta - a tectonic trough that dated Okavango River fed and cut by sluggish waterways, lagoons and islands - Botswana offers an unbelievably diverse wildlife.
Encounter abundant wildlife on a game drive in the company of a legendary guide. Fly over the vast plains in a hot air balloon or private plane.
Follow herds by helicopter or quad bike. Spend a night in a luxury camp among the ancient baobab trees and granite cliffs of ethereal Kubu Island, or in a custom-built treehouse over a waterhole.
Each of our Botswana trips is unique. Designed to give you the journey of a lifetime. Itinerary, a special mix of accommodations - the day and evening arrangements, we design everything exactly to your taste. Until you say: That's exactly how I imagined it!
Africa's top wildlife destinations, connected with Private Air.
This unique expedition explores the world's largest concentration of wildlife along Africa's massive Great Rift Valley, including stops in the Okavango Delta, Masai Mara, Victoria Falls, Rwanda Volcanoes National Park and the Zambezi ecosystem.
The only way to conveniently incorporate these diverse and remote ecosystems into a single trip of this duration is to charter a private plane and fly direct to each destination.
This saves a tremendous amount of travel and leaves more time to explore and explore these extraordinary places.
Enjoy a game drive in an unusual way. Navigate the Okavango Delta in a mokoro. Mokoros are hollow logs, mostly made from sausage trees, that locals use to drive through the delta.
They are steered through the delta by a “driver” with the aid of a large pole, similar to the Venetian gondoliers.
The Helicopter Safari in Botswana is an exclusive and personalized safari around the Okavango Delta.
Make your Botswana trip a unique experience by exploring the unreachable and wild regions of the Okavango Delta.
Because helicopters have the unique advantage of being able to land almost anywhere, they enjoy the privilege of entering and enjoying even the most remote and uninhabited areas.
The helicopter safaris are customized and can be planned exactly according to your needs and desires.
Relax and sip champagne after an exciting safari by car, helicopter or Makoro in the incomparable, awe-inspiring and unique Okavango Delta.
Exchange ideas with your family or partner and relax and review the day and your experiences.
Safari Botswana - Explore geological curiosities, discover traditional crafts and watch the National Geographics team at work.
The Okavango River Basin is the largest freshwater wetland in southern Africa - and the main source of water for a million people.
The delta of northern Botswana is one of Africa's richest areas and home to the world's largest population of elephants, as well as lion, cheetah, wild dog and hundreds of bird species.
However, the future of the delta is uncertain. It depends in large part on the health of rivers and water.
The landscape can appear harsh and very dry during this time, but game viewing is easiest as grasses and foliage have withered or been eaten and animals depend on limited and few water sources. Migratory birds usually arrive towards the end of September.
November usually marks the start of the rainy season and while game viewing can still be excellent, certain animals, particularly herds of elephant and buffalo, will begin to disperse once enough rain has fallen and watering holes are expected to increase .
The hardest time of year to visit Botswana is December to March unless your primary interest is in birds and you enjoy witnessing the rainy season. The exception is in the Kalahari ecosystem where game viewing is far better during the rainy season (December to March is best) when game ventures onto the open plains and is concentrated around the pans.
During the dry season and especially from July to October, the Kalahari is very harsh and game is extremely scattered.
The Okavango Delta floods annually from April (when the water usually starts coming in) through June, so the best "Okavango" wetland experience usually occurs between May and September.
In terms of temperature, Botswana is moderate (neither too hot nor too cold) in April and late August/early September. May to late August is nice and fresh, with clear, sunny days but very, very cold evenings and mornings.
From the end of September it can get very hot with daytime temperatures often exceeding 35°C and increasing humidity until the rains in November when temperatures drop a bit. December to March can be very hot and at times humid.
The time difference between Botswana and Germany is only 1 hour. In contrast to Germany, Botswana does not switch to daylight saving time in summer.
The dry season in Botswana runs from April to October and the wet season from November to March. In general, game viewing in Botswana is at its best between May and November.
In April/early May the grasses are still long and game viewing becomes difficult. From late May, game viewing conditions can be considered excellent.
The official languages of Botswana are English and Tswana.
English, spoken in Botswana since colonial rule, is the official business language of Botswana. Most written communications will be in English.
Most of the population speaks Tswana in addition to English. In addition to these two official languages, there are around 20 other languages. Some of these languages are becoming extinct while others are becoming more and more important.
Botswana food draws from many different influences from around the world. Indian curries, South African bures and English-influenced desserts such as scones (a kind of small cake) and pie (gratinated tart) are very popular.
One of Botswana's specialties and staples is pap, which is served with beef, chicken or vegetables as a side dish. For guests who are particularly keen on experimenting, there are also more unusual dishes such as the protein-rich Mopani worms. A meat stew called “Seswaai” is served on festive occasions.
If you love fish, you can enjoy fresh fish such as bream or catfish in the Okavango Delta.
In addition to the non-alcoholic "Rock Shandy", consisting of mineral water, lime juice and a few drops of Angostura, popular drinks include the local beer from the Namibia Breweries brand, imported beers from neighboring countries and South African wines.
Around 2.2 million people live in Botswana. The average life expectancy for men is around 56 years and for women around 53 years. 2/3 of the population is between 15 and 64 years old.
About 95 percent belong to the Bantu, mainly Sotho-Tswana, Bamangwato, Bakwena and Schona, 2.4 percent are San.
Travelers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland only need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months for their stay in Botswana. A visa is not required for stays of up to 90 days.
Botswana travel with unforgettable journeys
Botswana as you have never experienced it and can only be experienced on our Botswana trips.
Surrounded by casual and wildly interpreted luxury, you will meet fascinating people, live in outstanding lodges and marvel at breathtaking landscapes. We design your Botswana trip so that you have unforgettable experiences at your own pace.
Incredible natural spectacles and animal worlds are waiting to be discovered by you. Experience the incredible diversity of the Kalahari.
In contrast to the vast sand sea of the Sahara, the Kalahari consists of a diverse mix of landscapes: rugged mountains, great rivers, open savannas, arid acacia bushes and large salt pans gather under the Kalahari's blanket. You may be surprised to find that the Kalahari is home to an extraordinary biodiversity.
Go on a journey of discovery in Chobe National Park. Chobe National Park is home to the largest concentration of elephants in Africa and is one of Africa's premier wildlife destinations. The famous Chobe River, which forms the northern boundary of the park, is a permanent source of water for the region's large animal populations.
We know the most wonderful accommodations in Botswana, which allow you to take more strenuous game drives after a perfect rest.
With the famous Okavango Delta, you will experience an incredible natural phenomenon that is due to the Okavango River that flows inland from Angola.
Whether exciting with the whole family or a romantic couple, you will get to know the life of the Sans up close on your Botswana trip.
We are experts in Botswana travel, so we know where you can experience the unique natural spectacles. In a very special seclusion, you have the opportunity to take part in a game drive in Linyanti.
A perfect way to experience exotic animals. Wildlife is plentiful, especially during the dry winter months when large numbers of zebra, buffalo and elephant (for which it is famous) congregate along the river. The activities offered are varied and exciting and always accompanied by expert guides and rangers.
With unforgettable journeys you have the guarantee of unforgettable moments. We not only plan your accommodation, but also design your entire day and evening according to your individual wishes, so that you can enjoy your casual, luxurious dream trip completely carefree, flexibly and independently.