Botswana is the ultimate safari holiday destination. Vast herds of animals cross the plains of the Kalahari to the Okavango Delta, the Chobe River flood plains and the salt pans of Makgadikgadi - a unique range of ecosystems in which bird, plant and animal life abound. Roughly the size of France, but with a population of only 1.6 million, a holiday to Botswana lets you experience one of the last unspoiled corners of Africa.
The grasslands of the Kalahari and the moon-like landscape of Makgadikgadi salt pans make a striking contrast with the verdant, game-rich Okavango and Linyanti regions.
In the dry season you can explore the vast expanse of the salt pans on light-weight quad bikes, enjoy breathtaking sunsets and learn survival skills from the local San Bushmen.
Fans of Alexander McCall Smith’s lady detective will know of the village of Mokolodi, 30 minutes south of Gaborone on the Lobatse Road.
Following the trail of Mma Ramotswe, you can stay at the President Hotel and visit Mokolodi Game Reserve, which contains nearly 50 animal species, operates Botswana’s white rhino breeding programme and provides sanctuary for threatened cheetah.
Mokolodi offers rhino and giraffe tracking, an elephant walk, a cheetah experience and game drives. It also provides jobs and a comprehensive environmental education programme for thousands of school children.
Our Botswana specialists at Rainbow Tours can tailor-make the ultimate trip for your holiday or honeymoon. Speak to one of them today to begin planning, or click here to visit their website.