Botswana holidays are a must for each and every adventure and wildlife enthusiast. Home to lush vegetation, interspersed with water bodies set amidst the Kalahari Desert, Botswana is a wildlife paradise, where visitors can stay put at the jungle lodges and observe the diverse flora and fauna at close quarters.
Holidays to Botswana
Botswana Holidays can be best enjoyed by:
Visiting its renowned national parks – Chobe, Moremi, Kalahari Game Reserve, Nxai Pan, Gemsbok, Mokolodi Nature Reserve and Northern Tuli Game Reserve offer a first-hand experience in negotiating the terrain of beasts of prey.
Witnessing the massive seasonal migration of wildebeeste across the land at Nxai Pan National Park and Makgadikgadi, and watching the country’s spectacular avian population at the Makgadikgadi Pan National Park’s salt pans.
A jeep, elephant or air-float safaris across the national parks catching a glimpse of wildlife on their homeland.
Observing the lifeline of wildlife, the Okavango River transform into a vast inland delta in the midst of the Kalahari forming a great waterhole for all life in the desert.
Getting familiar with the history, culture and craftsmanship of the Bushmen at the local villages, and checking out the rock art of yesteryears on the Tsodilo Hills.
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Botswana holidays are quite a unique experience as most travellers choose to camp at the lodges located in and around the game reserves. Here are few lodges that offer a comfortable stay on this harsh terrain.
Nxabega Okavango Safari Lodge
Located on the verge of the Okavango delta, this lodge has the capacity to accommodate about 18 guests at any given time. Structured in East-African style, each tent atop a wooden platform provides a perfect view of the surrounding terrain, allowing visitors to observe wildlife from a comfortable and safe spot. Safari, hikes and canoe trips at Okavango make Botswana holidays memorable.
Sandibe Safari Lodge
This relatively comfortable lodge offering twin-bed cottages complete with an attached bathroom and an open shower is among the best luxuries Botswana holidays can afford. With just 8 units available, the lodge allows privileged visitors to observe the environs of Santandabide River, apart from organising day and night drives, bush walks and boat trips on the Okavango. Advance booking is required.
Orient Express Khwai River Lodge
Located in the vicinity of the Khwai River, the Orient Express camp, famed for its mammal population, offers a splendid view of the river frequented by hippos and elephants, from its open dining and lounging areas at the main lodge as well as the private verandahs.
Kings Pool Camp
This camp overlooking the Linyanti River is ‘the’ place to watch majestic elephant herds in their natural setting. Nine tented rooms each with a private bathroom and spectacular views, as well as tempting safari options add a tinge of excitement to holidays to Botswana.
The Jacana water camp housing 8 occupants at a time, offers a splendid view of the floodplains replete with wildlife, including lions and elephants as well as water sports. Tents have bathrooms en suite and are built on wooden platform ensuring safe and comfortable views.
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