Get Amazed and Delighted with this 8-day Botswana Safari Tour

Author: Srikanth Krishna on Dec 29,2023

Botswana might not be among the top-rated South African Countries but it does have some fabulous places to visit which include wide open skies, incredible scenery, and amazing wildlife. Consider this itinerary as your guide to plan a week-long Botswana Safari Tour. Know about the places that can amaze and delight you at every turn.

 

Trip Highlights

 

  • Explore the capital city Gaborone and its top attractions
  • Explore the immense network of lakes, swamps, and islands in the famous Okavango Delta
  • Visiting the oldest park of Africa and exploring its top attractions
  • Admire the beautiful rock paintings of Tsodilo Hills
  • Uncover the major attractions of the worlds largest salt pan Makagadigadi Pans

A tour at a glance

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Gaborone

If your flight is landing in the city of Gaborone then it's fine but if not, you must add it to your travel itinerary as it has some of the best places to show you which can not be ignored. Gaborone is the capital of Botswana and yet one of the underrated places in the country. Besides of the fact that it normally gets skipped from most of the Botswana travel itineraries, the city has a couple of places that are as beautiful as other cities. Places to visit in the city are the National Museum and Art Gallery, the Three Kgosi Statues, the Gaborone Hare Krishna Temple, and a few more which you will explore during your visit. Hence, if you are landing in any other city of the country, you may opt to skip Gaborone from your travel destinations but, if you have already landed on the international airport of this city, do reserve a day to explore the beauty of this place. Around one-tenth of Botswana's population resides in the city which makes it a beautiful city to visit on a Botswana trip.

 

You may also read: A List of Top Places to Visit in Botswana

Day 2-3: Okavango Delta

Pick any Botswana Safari tour itinerary to read and you will find Okavango Delta on the top. Not only this, type Botswana on Google Images and you will get the results in the form of Okavango Delta images. This shows, how popular this place is in Botswana and thats why we have listed it on the second place of this itinerary.

 

The huge delta has been formed by the Okavango River which flows into Botswana from Angola

The Okavango Delta is one of the top attractions in Botswana. This forms an immense network of lakes, swamps, and islands which further leads to a natural habitat for many wild animals that reside there. Spend two full days in the Delta and you will get to see more animals than you can count. There will be lions, elephants, hippos, antelope, crocodiles, giraffes, and many more awaiting you with bright eyes. Game drives in the delta are quite thrilling as they give you a chance to get closer to the wild.

 

Since the Delta has some of the best islands in the world, you get a chance to try your hands at fishing too. Explore the waters by cruising on it or simply sit at one of its sides to admire the beauty of the mother nature.

The best time to visit is in July or August. At this time of the year, the flood levels are at their highest due to which wildlife becomes easy to spot. Plus, the seasons of July and August are not so hot which allows you to roam without carrying the baggage of your hat and too many water bottles.

Day 4-5: Chobe National Park

When on an African Safari like the one you are having, getting enough of wild animals is just not easy. To upscale your expectations and adventure, you will be taken to the oldest park in Africa which is Chobe National Park. Being the oldest of all, the park boasts a large concentration of animals which include lions, leopards, giraffes, zebra, warthogs, and a variety of antelope. The encounters with the animals will be different and this is the best thing about every second national park you visit in Africa.

Out of all the animals who reside in the park, you will find elephants in abundance. It is due to the large concentration of elephants, Chobe National Park has become one of the popular attractions of Botswana. And if you are looking to catch some of the best birdwatching moments, do bring your binoculars along as this is the perfect place to do so as well. Plan a stay in an onsite lodge or camp and enjoy early morning and late evening game drives. Reserve at least two days in the park to explore it to the fullest.

Day 6: Tsodio Hills

Tsodilo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to more than 4,000 rock paintings some of which date from about 20,000 years ago. Many of these paintings have been made by the ancestors of the San people who still live in Botswana today. This makes this place special, especially for those who have an interest in Art and Culture. If talks are to be believed, Tsodilo Hills is the place where the world was first created. So, book a day to visit this archaic place on your Botswana Safari tour.

Day 7: Makagadigadi Pans

Today, get ready to visit the worlds largest salt pans and they are the Makgadikgadi Pans found in northern Botswana. You will find these pans quite empty as the salty soil cannot support many species except tortoises, lizards, and the odd ostrich who are able to survive in such an environment as well. The area remains desolated in most of the seasons except the season of the rain which is the month of January to March. Plan a visit this season to snap the best side of the pans. This is also the time when you will spot lions, wildebeest, zebras, and other predators in large concentrations.

Day 8: Departure

Your 8-day Botswana Safari Tour is finally completed and today you will be saying Cheerios to the scenic beauty of this place. With lots of special memories in your heart, you will transfer to the airport for a happy return. Do not miss to enjoy your farewell breakfast in the hotel before the exit formalities. You will love the sweet gesture shown by the hotel staff.

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