Safari Lodges in Botswana

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Botswana's Central Kalahari Game Reserve features a harsh terrain which is covered by grasslands making it an ideal home to wildlife including cheetahs, giraffes, hyenas and wild dogs.

Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park

Northern Botswana is home to the famous Chobe National Park which is well known for its large herds of elephants and Cape buffalo which can be admired the Chobe Riverfront in the dry months.

Makgadikgadi Pans

Makgadikgadi Pans

The Makgadikgadi Pan is a unique salt pan located in the heart of the dry savanna of north-eastern Botswana. Being one of the largest salt flats in the world, this region is home to wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, lion, cheetah, wild dog, brown hyena, and many more.

Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

Enjoy a most adventurous safari experience in Botswana's magnificent Okavango Delta where water-based game viewing is at its best. In dugout canoes, guests embark on a thrilling water journey through the wilderness.

Botswana Two Rivers Photo Safari

Botswana Two Rivers Photo Safari

During the seven days fully inclusive and guided Pangolin Botswana Two Iconic Rivers Photo Safari guests explore the Chobe and the Khwai Rivers in the Okavango Delta.

Family Safari Botswana Journey

Family Safari Botswana Journey

Desert & Delta Family Safari to Botswana is becoming a fantastic safari destination of choice for families who wish to share an unforgettable wildlife safari experience with their children.

Fly me around Botswana Safari Package

Fly me around Botswana Safari Package

Spend seven nights at a combination of up to three andBeyond safari lodges and camps in Botswana, Southern Africa, and enjoy complimentary flights.

Botswana Safari Honeymoon Offer

Botswana Safari Honeymoon Offer

Honeymooners may take advantage of great savings when booking their honeymoon safari in Botswana at selected &Beyond safari lodges and camps.

Wilderness Safaris Mombo Camp

Wilderness Safaris Mombo Camp

The Mombo Camp in Botswana is known as one of the best wildlife viewing areas on the African continent.

Jacks Camp

Jacks Camp

The Jack's Camp is located on a prime spot on the edge of the magnificent Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana.

andBeyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

andBeyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp lies on the edge of the Okavango Delta in an 8000-hectare wildlife concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana.

Kings Pool Camp

Kings Pool Camp

Bordering the Chobe National Park, the Kings Pool Camp is located in the wildlife-rich Linyanti Wildlife Reserve of Botswana.

Botswana Provinces

Chobe

SPECIALS
andBeyond Chobe Under Canvas
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
The andBeyond Chobe Under Canvas camp which is in the wildlife-rich Chobe in northern Botswana provides guests with an unforgettable safari experience in Africa. This unique wilderness
ADDRESS: Kasane, Chobe National Park
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andBeyond Savute Under Canvas
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
andBeyond Savute Under Canvas camp offers an authentic African experience. The camp nestles in the region of the wildlife-rich Chobe National Park in Botswana, which is home to the annual
ADDRESS: Chobe National Park, Chobe
SPECIALS
US $1,130
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Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
The magnificent Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge in the Chobe National Park in Northern Botswana is known for its elephants which can be observed roaming its plains. The Savute Elephant
TODAY'S RATEUS $1,130 BOOK
ADDRESS: Chobe National Park, Kasane
Botswana Tour 6 Day Adventurous Safari
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
Experience Botswana during this guided 6 Day Safari Tour by camping in the heart of the Okavango Delta, by exploring the magnificent Savuti Marsh in Chobe and by enjoying a guided walking
ADDRESS: Okavango & Savute
SPECIALS
US $870
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Camp Kuzuma
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
Camp Kuzuma, Kazuma Forest Reserve is 5-star and secluded, and you need not travel further than your deck to watch elephant drinking at the waterhole or look for the 196 species of birds
TODAY'S RATEUS $870 BOOK
ADDRESS: Kazuma Forest Reserve
US $750
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Camp Linyanti
★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
Situated in the north western corner of the Chobe National Park of Botswana nestles the Camp Linyanti. Overlooking a scenic lagoon on the Linyanti floodplain, this safari camp offers
TODAY'S RATEUS $750 BOOK
ADDRESS: Chobe National Park
SPECIALS
US $750
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Camp Savuti
★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
The Camp Savuti is situated in the heart of the wildlife-rich Chobe Park, on the Savuti Channel in Botswana. The Camp Savuti with its five safari tents is situated a 20-40 minute safari
TODAY'S RATEUS $750 BOOK
ADDRESS: Chobe National Park, Savute Channel
US $490
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Chobe Bakwena Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
The Chobe Bakwena is on the banks of the Chobe River near the famous Chobe National Park in Botswana. Bakwena Lodge has unique dining experiences, exciting wildlife activities and most
TODAY'S RATEUS $490 BOOK
ADDRESS: Chobe
US $1,390
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Chobe Chilwero Game Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
The Chobe Chilwero is in Botswana, Southern Africa, on the banks of the Chobe River. Chilwero can be translated as "place of high view" in the local language of
TODAY'S RATEUS $1,390 BOOK
ADDRESS: Kasane, Chobe National Park
SPECIALS
US $570
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Chobe Elephant Camp
★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
Chobe Elephant Camp rest on the side of a rugged elevation commanding views of the river, offering an unparalleled perspective, the Camp is formed to take a position of the unbelievable
TODAY'S RATEUS $570 BOOK
ADDRESS: Chobe
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Chobe Game Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
The Chobe Safari Lodge was the first lodge, built-in 1972, situated in the famous Chobe Park, and a first of it's kind in Botswana. Chobe Safari Lodge is 105 kilometres west of the mighty
ADDRESS: near Kasane, Chobe National Park
US $580
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Chobe Marina Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
Chobe Marina Lodge Photographic opportunities are fantastic, sunset moments are plentiful, and with the more than 45 000 elephants that reside in the Chobe National Park in Zambia, guests
TODAY'S RATEUS $580 BOOK
ADDRESS: Presidents Drive, Kasane
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Chobe Princesses African River Safari
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
The Chobe Princesses is like being on a private, luxury houseboat with no set itineraries and departures dates in place. Only a small amount of guests can be accommodated Chobe Princesses boat
ADDRESS: Chobe
Chobe River Cottages
★ ★ ★
7 Reviews
The Chobe River Cottages in Kasane, Botswana, enjoy a beautiful spot on the Chobe River. From here travellers may embark on exciting safari drives through the Chobe National Park and unforgettable
ADDRESS: Lot 724, President Ave, Kasane
SPECIALS
US $160
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Chobe Safari Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
The Chobe Safari Lodge nestles on Botswana's far northern border in Southern Africa. Where the Kwando river, thee Linyanti river, and the Chobe river system forms a series of extraordinary
TODAY'S RATEUS $160 BOOK
ADDRESS: Kasane, Chobe National Park
N$9,610
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Chobe Water Villas
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
Chobe Water Villas are luxury chalets are located directly on the river opposite Botswana Chobe National Park and Kasane. Chobe Water Villas, Namibia, Sedudu Island is home to the highest
TODAY'S RATEN$9,610 BOOK
ADDRESS: On the Chobe River, Kasika Conservancy, Caprivi Strip
US $570
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Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa
★ ★ ★ ★
8 Reviews
The Cresta Mowana Safari Resort enjoys a great wildlife viewing location in the Chobe Game Reserve of Botswana. Mowana is built around a magnificent 800-year old specimen of Adansonia
TODAY'S RATEUS $570 BOOK
ADDRESS: on the banks of the Chobe River, Kasana
US $2,230
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Duma Tau Camp
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
The Duma Tau Camp is located within the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve bordering the western boundary of the Chobe National Park in Botswana, Southern Africa. The name DumaTau of this luxurious
TODAY'S RATEUS $2,230 BOOK
ADDRESS: Ngamiland, North
SPECIALS
US $540
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Elephant Valley Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
The Elephant Valley Lodge nestles in the beautiful Lesoma Valley of the Kasane Forest Reserve. The qualified game rangers at the Elephant Valley Lodge offer thrilling safari
TODAY'S RATEUS $540 BOOK
ADDRESS: Kasane Forest Reserve, near Chobe National Park
US $320
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Garden Lodge on the Chobe River
★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
The Garden Lodge on the Chobe River is in the small town of Kasane in the northern region of Botswana. Set right on the Chobe River, this lodge in Kasane is a five minutes boat's ride
TODAY'S RATEUS $320 BOOK
ADDRESS: President Avenue, Kasane
SPECIALS
US $570
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Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
The Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge is an extraordinary lodge which nestles in the Savuti Chobe region is an Eco-friendly lodge in Botswana offering its guests a spectacular safari while causing
TODAY'S RATEUS $570 BOOK
ADDRESS: Chobe National Park, Botswana
N$1,210
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Gondwana Chobe River Camp
★ ★ ★
7 Reviews
Gondwana Chobe River Camp Featuring twenty Luxury Tented Camps, travellers are assured unforgettable safari experiences.  The Camp in Namibia enjoys a scenic location on
TODAY'S RATEN$1,210 BOOK
ADDRESS: On the banks of the Chobe River
SPECIALS
R5,700
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Ichingo Chobe River Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
Ichingo Chobe River Lodge, on Impalila Island in Namibia, a wonderful place to explore all that the Chobe offers. Positioned inbetween the four countries of Namibia, Botswana Zambia and
TODAY'S RATER5,700 BOOK
ADDRESS: Chobe River
Kaza Safari Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
The Kaza Safari Lodge nestles near where the four countries meet close to the confluence of the magnificent Chobe and Zambezi Rivers in Namibia, Southern Africa. The Kaza Safari Lodge nestles
ADDRESS: Impalila Island
US $3,030
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Kings Pool Camp
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
Kings Pool Camp Chobe National Park is located in the wildlife-rich Linyanti Wildlife Reserve of Botswana offering luxurious accommodation combined with spectacular wildlife sightings. Kings
TODAY'S RATEUS $3,030 BOOK
ADDRESS: Linyanti

One of the planets more unusual natural spectacles where a vast river flows into an arid landscape filling it with an abundance of life. This home to some of the best Botswana safari lodges. Safari lodges spread over a vast region of almost six thousand square kilometres, approximately the same size as France. Landlocked and average it is 955 metres above sea level and is located more than 610 kilometres from the nearest coast. The Tropic of Capricorn bisects Botswana, and the most dominant characteristics of Botswana are its flatness and aridity. Besides the eastern part of Botswana, three-quarters of Botswana is a desert. Notable areas of interest are:

  • Okavango Delta
  • Moremi Game Reserve
  • Chobe National Park
  • The Central Kalahari
  • Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Tsodilo Hills
  • The Selinda

The Okavango Delta

A giant landlocked delta full of life in a sea dry arid land Without doubt Africa's unique wetland and is one of the great natural wonders of the world. Although the delta wildlife diversity and concentrations are modest in comparison to some other safari destinations within delta offers a truly unforgettable and magnificent experience. Coming from the Angolan highlands and filled with the summer's rains, the two rivers turn not to the west and the Atlantic ocean, but east and inland, converging to form the delta.  Many million cubic metres of floodwater cover thousands of km of semi-desert. Beautifully located in palm-studded islands and dry-land areas, several safari camps and game lodges await the adventurous travellers from all over the world. Small aircraft shuttle guests to and between the game lodges and camps during their safari holiday. The towns of Maun in South & Kasane in the North are the gateways to the delta, and each is served by scheduled flights. 

Moremi Game Reserve

The northeastern Delta including Chief's Island and the private concessions on its fringe. Beautiful game, birdlife and spectacular scenery await the traveller. It is this region is home to the country's most beautiful little game lodges.

Chobe National Park

The park is the official address for game viewing particularly on the Chobe riverfront and in the Savute region. Therefore, the park is a prime destination for first-time visitors to Africa and provides excellent opportunities for specialists in regards to observing Africa's wildlife in its natural surroundings.

The Central Kalahari

The Kalahari which encompasses the Makgadikgadi and Nxai pans is not a popular safari destination. This region is, however, a captivating ecological habitat heavily influenced by larger geological factors and seasonal water. A game safari in the area is an enriching, adventurous and unforgettable. The Kalahari, which is the enormous area of land lying 309 metres thick over most of south-central Africa, is a desert only in the sense that it has no surface water. Far from being lifeless, the desert is home to many plants, animal and bird-life. It is also home to the dying race, that of the San or Bushmen. 

While game concentrations are low, the desert it is home to many species that are not found in any other areas such as the delta or the Chobe. These animals include the Eland, the gemsbok (oryx), the red hartebeest, the brown hyaena, the springbok, the steenbok, duikers, as well as the bat-eared fox. Of those species, which it does have in common with other regions in the country, the desert specimens are different. This wildlife includes the lion, leopard and the cheetah. These animals are substantially larger than their wetland cousins. Also, many smaller animals may be seen while exploring the Kalahari such as the porcupine, the honey-badgers, caracals, a variety of little cats, mongooses and suricates.

Makgadikgadi Pans

The bed of a prehistoric lake which still puzzles archaeologists are the strange pans. This region is a unique experience for those travellers whose purpose is to see many of Africa's wildlife. The lasting impression of the unlimited space, endless sky, limitless silence. A solitary walk onto a salt pan is a fantastic experience never to be forgotten. Besides the being salt pans, vast regions are rolling grassland with islands of acacia, and the desert which is found here is by no means lifeless. Large mammals are not often seen here. However, rare species are to be found in this region such as the brown hyaena and the elusive aardwolf. Several times throughout the year, the pans burst into the life of immense proportion, depending on prevailing conditions. Red quelea may be seen in their tens of millions, tiny birds consuming three times their weight daily, darkening the sky in their multitude. As the seasons and weather patterns change over the desert, continually evolving the pans, vast migrations of zebra can be seen. When the pans fill with summer rain, flamingos are attracted providing for spectacular viewing.

Tsodilo Hills

Reaching out of the flat Kalahari desert landscape, the four quartzite massifs called Tsodilo have always been a place of mystical significance to humans. The San Bushmen respect the hills as the home place of the gods that rule the world, and their artists have left one of the most significant collections of prehistoric rock art in the world, spanning many thousands of years. The hills are today a World Heritage Site and protected under international treaty. A small community of San still lives here at the foot of one of the mountains. A day discovering ancient rock art with a local guide is highly recommended to anyone with interest in classical civilisations to explore the mountain.

The Selinda

The spillway is a relict watercourse that connects the delta to the Linyanti Swamps in Botswana. It is linked via the Chobe River floodplains to the Chobe River and the Zambezi. Although dry for many years, the Selinda has recently begun to flood again from its Okavango side. The region provides excellent game-viewing, especially for predators, with lion, leopard, cheetah and Cape Hunting Dogs being especially prevalent here. Several small and intimate camps afford access to the area, and activities are varied, from day and night game drives to overnight hiking trails. Although dry most months throughout the year, the reward of exceptional game-viewing is a powerful incentive to include this area in any safari where game and predator viewing is a priority.

Quick info:

  • Capital City: Gaborone
  • Population: 1.9 million
  • Area: 600,371 sq km
  • Language: The national language spoken is Setswana, The official is English.
  • Currency: The currency in Botswana is the Pula (P) which is made up of 100 Thebe.
  • Time: 2 hours ahead of GMT London all year round.
  • Climate: Summer is November to March and usually brings very high temperatures. It is also the stormy season, and cloud coverage and rain can cool things down, although only often for a small period. Winter season begins in May and ends in August. The dry season when virtually no rainfall occurs. Winter days are invariably sunny to warm; however, evening and night temperatures can drop below freezing point in some areas. The time periods in between - April early May and September & October are dry months, but the days are colder than in summer and nights are warmer than in winter.
FAQs about Lodges in Botswana
Where exactly is Botswana located?

Botswana, which is a landlocked country in Africa, is situated in the south-west part of the continent.  Botswana has four neighbouring countries, namely Namibia to the north and west, South Africa to its south, Zimbabwe to its east, and Zambiato its northeast.

What are Botswana's main national parks / game reserves?

Botswana's main national parks / game reserves include the Chobe National Park, the Moremi Game Reserve, the magnificent Okavango Delta, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and the Nxai Pan National Park.

What is so amazing about the Okavango Delta in Botswana?

Botswana's Okavango Delta in Southern Africa is one of the world's largest inland deltas which makes it a very unique ecosystem.  Most river deltas in the world lead to an ocean.  However, the Okavango River empties onto open land, flooding the savanna and bushveld and making for a most incredible and ever-changing inland delta which is home to a great variety of different wildlife and plants.

What unique activities are available in Botswana?

Travellers have the unique opportunity to explore the Okavango Delta wetlands by mokoro which is a traditional cut-out canoe or by boat.  In Botswana, travellers may choose between 'dry' safari camps which also offer game viewing by vehicle, and 'wet' safari camps which only offer water based activities.  The water based activities are all dependant on the water levels in the delta at a particular time of a year.

Walking ancient paths through the Central Kalahari Desert with Bushmen is also an exciting adventure not to be missed.  A sundowner cruise on the Chobe River can be added into a thrilling safari stay as well while in Botswana.  Travellers may experience Africa's largest concentration of elephants in the Chobe National Park.

How can I book a fully safari package at best available rates in Botswana?

Fully inclusive safari packages can be booked at best available with us:

res@south-african-lodges.com / +27(0)21 794 9050 / +27(0)827 823 142.

One of these fully inclusive safari packages is the andBeyond Safari Fly me around Botswana.

This package includes:

  • Seven night’s accommodation at any combination of &Beyond lodges in Botswana
  • All meals and safari activities at the camps
  • All inter-camp flights
  • Road transfers between Kasane and &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas
  • Park fees where applicable
  • Standard meet and greet at Maun International Airport or Kasane Airport on arrival
  • Airport departure taxes at Maun and Kasane Airports.

Packages start from US$ 6,500.00 per person for 7 nights.

Is Botswana an ideal safari destination for Honeymooners?

Botswana is a fantastic honeymoon destination for travellers in search for a true adventure and who are nature enthusiasts.  Many of the lodges offer special treats for honeymoon couples such as private dining in romantic settings. 

The andBeyond Safari Botswana Honeymoon Offer is ideal for newly wedded couples as it includes all the accommodation, inter camp flights, all meals as well as all the wildlife activities.  Save 50% on one partner's accommodation when booking this honeymoon special in Botswana which is valid for travel within 6 months of the date of marriage.

What &Beyond Game Lodges and Safari Camps are located in Botswana?

Botswana &Beyond lodges and camps:

  • andBeyond Chobe Under Canvas
  • andBeyond Savute Under Canvas
  • andBeyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge
  • andBeyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge
  • andBeyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp
  • andBeyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp.
Are there photographic safaris available in Botswana?

Yes, Botswana is a paradise for photographers.   We recommend the package Pangolin Photo Safaris Chobe and Okavango Delta (7 Days) whereby travellers explore the  Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta during a thrilling seven day, fully inclusive photo safari during which guests stay at the Pangolin Chobe Hotel near Kasane and the Pangolin Khwai Camp in the wildlife-rich Khwai Game Reserve of Botswana.  The rates are from US$ 2,850.00 for 7 Days (subject to change).

Furthermore, the Pangolin Botswana Two Iconic Rivers Photo Safari (7 Days)  is a seven day fully inclusive tour whereby guests explore the Chobe and the Khwai Rivers in the Okavango Delta. Guests are accommodated on board the Pangolin Voyager Houseboat followed by a stay in the  Khwai Camp.  The rates are from US$ 3,750.00 for 7 Days (subject to change). 

How do I book the 3 Night Zambezi Queen - Luxury River Safari (Namibia - Botswana)?

The Zambezi Queen Luxury Boat offers travellers a unique and luxurious travel experience along the Chobe River which divides Namibia's Caprivi Strip from Botswana's Chobe National Park.  Teeming with life, visitors enjoy many thrilling activities whilst admiring the abundant wildlife in their natural habitat.

The 2 and the 3 Night Zambezi Queen - Luxury River Safari (Namibia - Botswana) can be booked through us at best available rates:

res@south-african-lodges.com / +27(0)21 794 9050 / +27(0)827 823 142.