Stay for 4 nights and only pay for 3 when booking at select Great Plains properties in Botswana. Includes accommodation, all meals and daily safari activities. Valid until: 31 March 2018
Botswana is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries, encapsulating everything that is quintessentially African, from gorgeous unspoilt vegetation, to the vast Okavango Delta that acts as a sustainer of life for the incredible wildlife population. Land locked between Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa, Botswana is a large country with nearly 40% of land belonging to national parks and wildlife reserves, meaning Botswana is home to an immeasurable and diverse number of animals that are able to roam freely. Despite its large size, Botswana actually does not have a large population and is one of the most dispersed places in Africa, which means there is plenty of natural and vast land for you to explore!
The renowned Chobe National Park is the third largest national park in Botswana and is split up into four different areas, namely, Savute, Linyanti, Nogatsaa, and the beautiful Chobe Riverfront. The Chobe Riverfront is frequented by elephants, with herds of these gentle giants passing by a very common sight. All accommodation and lodges within the Chobe are situated on private pieces of land, with optimal views of the lush vegetation and the Okavango, with the immense numbers of wild animals it attracts. The private concessions are remote and the lodges that feature on our Botswana Lodge Specials packages offer a secluded, luxurious and comfortable stay in the African bush, where the animals roam freely from section to section.
The expansive Central Kalahari National Park is one of the biggest national parks in the world, covering a vast amount of the Kalahari Desert and hosting an array of animals across its flat landscape including elephants, giraffes, cheetah, leopard and a variety of hyena and wild dog. The park is also home to the indigenous Bushmen, who still live their ancient way of life.
Botswana has many diverse national parks that serve as havens for animals that are able to move freely. The Makgadikgadi Pans National Park offers rugged and unspoilt terrain and forms part of the Kalahari Basin which happens to be one of the largest salt pans in the world. The rainy season attracts a mass of animals who flourish in the flooding plains and pans. Makgadikgadi is also known for its heavy pink flamingo population – thousands flock to the salt pans creating a brilliant sea of pink and making for a fantastic photographic opportunity.
Bird watching in Botswana is rife as there are plenty of marshes that attract rare and wonderful species of bird, making it a bird watcher’s paradise.
The best time to visit Botswana is during the dry season that runs from May to September as temperatures will be moderate and animal viewing easier because the vegetation will not be as thick as it is during the rainy season. But, if you are interested in seeing big predators in action, a visit to Botswana between January and March when there is seasonal rainfall is for you. This is known as the Green Migrations season and it is when buck and zebra move to the wet grasslands for food and the lion prides and other big cats seize their opportunity to get a prized meal as well.
The unbelievably beautiful Okavango Delta is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the jewels of Botswana. The delta swells up during the dry winter months and becomes a breeding ground for animals, making a spectacular sight and a once in a lifetime experience. The concentration of animals that gather during the dry months at the Okavango are so diverse and unique – from gentle elephants and hippo, to big cats and various buck, as well as an incredible amount of marine and bird life. The conditions are perfect for flora to flourish and the lodges built around the delta all blend in with nature and have an eco-friendly theme.
All reserves in Botswana offer incredible safari activities such as game drives, canoe trips, river cruises across the Chobe, nature walks and even horseback and elephant back safaris! You are able to experience nature in an interactive way, learning how to look after and appreciate our world at the same time. All safari activities are conducted by trained guides to ensure your safety and to ensure you get the most out of your safari adventure.
We offer brilliant Botswana Lodge Specials that showcase the amazing scenery as well as provide you with the opportunity to view and observe a wide selection of fascinating animals in their natural habitats. The lodges that feature on our specials are all lavish, yet eco-friendly, and encompass the surrounding areas by using natural materials, blending in and becoming one with nature. The specials offer a traditional African safari adventure, but in a truly unique and thrilling destination. The specials have a range of luxury safari getaways as well as more rugged adventures for those who want to experience the true sense of Africa.
All our Botswana Lodge Specials are suitable for a variety of ages and makes for a perfect family holiday in the wild bush. Browse through our Botswana Lodge Specials and let us, here at East Cape Tours, help you find the perfect African safari getaway for you!