Overview

Botswana is a land-locked country dominated in geographical terms by the Kalahari Desert - a sand-filled basin averaging 1,100 metres above sea level Botswana is bordered by Zambia and Zimbabwe to the northeast, Namibia to the north and west, and South Africa to the south and southeast. The more popular destinations in Botswana includes Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta as well as the Kalahari desert and the Makgadikgadi  Pans. The Okavango is the largest inland delta system in the world a bit smaller than Isreal or half of Switzerland. The northeastern region of the Kalahari Basin contains the Makgadikgadi Pans - an extensive network of salt pans and ephemeral lakes. When planning your holiday to Botswana, we would always recommend spending time in at least two of the main destinations within Botswana. 

Gecko Africa offer expert advice and we have specialist Botswana consultants that can help you build an itinerary that best suits your requirements and budget. We have listed all of our Botswana destinations separately. A wide variety of individual properties within Botswana is also available. If you need more detailed information and advice simply contact one of our expert consultants to assist you in planning your holiday.  

Top Destinations ‐ Botswana

The Okavango Delta

Botswana

Go on a safari to the Okavango Delta and experience an Africa that is untamed, wild and very real. The Okavango Delta offers a variety of lodges and camps to choose from, from luxury tented camp where you can ride on Elephants , to more simple camps where you concentrate on walking and water safaris.

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Chobe Game Reserve

Botswana

Essentially Chobe is all about Elephants. Lots of them. And the jury seems to be out on exactly how many there are. We have always said there are approximately 55 000 elephant in Chobe National Park, but some sources seem to indicate this is as high as 120,000.

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Savute & Linyanti

Botswana

The Savute and Linyanti area is situated to the north of the Okavango Delta and also borders on the Chobe National Park. This remote area is also the site of the annual zebra migration and consists of swamp and grasslands reminiscent of the Serengeti and vast tracts of sandy plains.

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Top Accommodation ‐ Botswana

Kings Pool Camp

Savute & Linyanti, Botswana
  • TypeSafari Lodge

Named for Scandinavian royalty, Kings Pool overlooks the handsome oxbow-shaped Kings Pool Lagoon in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve bordering Chobe National Park. The camp’s nine luxurious tents (including one family unit) each boast a large bedroom area and lounge leading out onto a veranda with a private plunge pool and thatched sala from which to soak up the gorgeous views and possibly even spot elephant crossing the channel.

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DumaTau Camp

Savute & Linyanti, Botswana
  • TypeWilderness Classic Camp

DumaTau, meaning ‘roar of the lion,’ is a ten-roomed (eight twin and two family) luxury tented camp located in the private Linyanti Wildlife Reserve that borders the western boundary of Chobe National Park. It is situated close to the source of the Savute Channel on Osprey Lagoon, one of the many lagoons within the Linyanti Swamp system.

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Savuti Camp

Savute & Linyanti, Botswana
  • TypeSafari Lodge

Savuti Camp is situated in the private Linyanti Concession along the Savute Channel, famous as a sporadic and unusual watercourse. Between 1980 and 2008 it stopped flowing altogether, creating a ribbon of grassland. Surprisingly, the Channel began to flow once more, becoming a deep, clear waterway harbouring hippo and aquatic life while wildlife had to adapt to a new source of water and all the opportunities and menaces it brought with it.

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