On a luxury holiday to Botswana, experience stunning beauty, unimaginable vastness and astoundingly prolific wildlife. Botswana is widely regarded as having some of the best wilderness and wildlife areas on the African continent. With a full 38 percent of its total land area devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas – for the most part unfenced – travel through many parts of the country has the feeling of moving through an immense nature wonderland.
Our Africa Specialists have visited this wonderful destination many times, so can recommend the best lodges and camps as well as unique experiences that you would simply not find online yourself. Our first-hand knowledge and long-standing relationships with iconic African lodges mean that we can provide excellent value. We’ll ensure your Botswana luxury holidays feature the best wildlife tours, game drives and exclusive lodges. OROKO are also committed to working with ‘conservation first’ suppliers who practise sustainable tourism.
POCKET GUIDE TO BOTSWANA
Colossal herds of elephant trudge through the plains of Botswana’s Chobe National Park. Chobe, the country’s first national park, is home to over 50,000 of these huge mammals, the largest herd size of all known elephant populations. Alongside elephants, the park is home to African painted dog, blue wildebeest, Cape buffalo, civet, crocodile, giraffe, hippo, hyena, leopard, lion, zebra and much more. Thanks to Chobe’s many waterways, the park is extremely verdant and fertile.
Timeless and other-worldly, the enchanting environs of the Kalahari Desert appear larger than life. Its immense 900,000 square kilometres covers much of Botswana, in addition to parts of Namibia and South Africa. Across these vast savannahs, you can find green fields, crimson sands, fiery sunsets, cascading waterfalls, tidy vineyards and magnificent wildlife. On a luxury holiday to Botswana’s Kalahari Desert, stay at some of the most luxurious safari lodges and enjoy unforgettable experiences like bushman walks, sundowners and classic game drives.
A rarity of inland marshlands, the Okavango Delta is characterised by its sprawling and wildlife-abundant swampy plains that are fed by the seasonal floods. While providing a verdant habitat for water-dwellers, the sweltering dry season makes the delta a sanctuary for a range of land animals including the “Big Five”, giraffe, zebra and impala. Luxury holidays to Botswana’s Okavango Delta are incredibly diverse as they allow you to discover wildlife in both the wetlands and the plains, a sensational advantage over its other African neighbours.
Botswana is an outstanding destination for those looking for sustainable holidays. The purpose of sustainable travel is to ensure that tourism is maintained long-term whilst preventing damage to natural and cultural environments. Our partners, Wilderness Safaris, are pioneering responsible tourism and wilderness preservation. Guests staying at any of the Wilderness properties can enjoy a range of sensational luxury safari experiences including game drives, walking safaris, gorilla treks, mokoro safaris and helicopter rides, safe in the knowledge that they are holidaying sustainably. To learn more about the work that Wilderness does, read our travel trends piece on conservation.