A List of Top Places to Visit in Botswana

Is Botswana on your mind these days? Well, it is one of the best places to visit during your South African safari tour. Beautiful landscapes and tremendous wildlife game-viewing are what make it popular on tourists’ bucket list. Botswana is considered to be having the best wildlife, especially in the regions of Chobe and Moremi. This post would reveal the top places in Botswana that deserves a visit during Botswana tour. Read more to get a better idea of the places and things to do in Botswana.

Whether your trip is long or short, there are plenty of places that you must visit to actually get a feel of being on the South African Safari tour. Here is a list of places to see and what to do when on Safari tour. Let’s have a look at the trip at a glance:

  1. Chobe National Park

  2. The Okavango Delta

  3. Moremi Game Reserve

  4. The Central Kalahari Game Reserve

  5. Tsodilo Hills

  6. Linyanti Wetlands

Highlights of Botswana Trip

  • Chobe National Park is the best place to start your Botswana Safari tour. The world’s second largest national park has a profusion of giant elephants and cape buffaloes.

  • Take a Mokoro Safari tour to explore the entire area of the Okavango Delta.

  • Moremi Game Reserve is a perfect place to view wildlife animals, especially wild dogs, and birdlife.

  • The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is a perfect place for making adventurous moments with the 4*4 safari tour.

  • Embrace the spiritual art gallery at Tsodilo Hills, hiking through the three main hills.

  • Visit Linyanti Wetlandsto explore the three private wildlife game reserves -Kwando, Selinda, and Linyanti.


  • Chobe National Park

Start your safari tour with the most popular spot in Botswana. Famous as the world’s second largest National park and third largest Park in Botswana, Chobe National Park is the top tourist destination in Botswana. It offers the best views of watching a herd of giant elephants and Cape buffaloes. It is the only National Park in Botswana covering four distinct ecosystems and having diversified landscapes that boast the natural beauty of the entire place.

The best time to visit this National Park is between June to September when there is hardly any downpour. This season is known as a dry season, in which all the wildlife animals come by the riverside to drink water from the famous river “The Chove River”. The dry season is a peak season of the year as wildlife game viewing is best experienced during this duration. The season can influence the chances of game viewing in the area. There are many lodges and luxury safari tents available boosts opportunities for leisure. Botswana travel agents cut down the stress of looking out for the best accommodation in Botswana.

  • The Okavango Delta

Continue your hunt for good safari tour with the Okavango Delta. Located at the center of the Kalahari, the Okavango Delta is the largest green oasis in northern Botswana that travels from the Angolan highlights to form the largest river delta across the globe. Mokoro (traditionally a canoe) ride is the best way to explore the area and one of the best ways for game-viewing. This canoe-like boat ride allows only three tourists to sit apart from the mokoro-man who stands at the stern to row the boat. Take mokoro safari tour and enjoy the ride while boasting wildlife game-viewing and bird-life.  Safari 4*4 tour is another way to explore the Delta. A dry season (May-September) is the best time to visit the Delta to best experience game-viewing. Here is a list of places to see in the Okavango Delta:

  • Nxai Pan National Park

  • Abu Concession

  • Chitabe Concession

  • Duba Concession

  • Gunn’s Concession

  • Khwai Concession

  • Jao Concession

  • Sepupa

  • Chief's Island

  • Moremi Game Reserve

Moving forward with the Moremi Game Reserve. Undoubtedly, Moremi Game Reserve is a small yet the most beautiful wildlife sanctuary in Africa that is consisted of the wildlife animals including rhinoceros (both black and white), elephants, hippos, buffaloes, cheetahs and so on. This sanctuary is also famous for birdlife-viewing and it is home to more than 500 species of birds. The perfect time to visit Moremi Game Reserve is between May-September which happens to be the dry season of the year. During this time, the entire group of wildlife animals come out and assemble by the riverbank to quench their thirst.

The wild dogs and big five are spotted easily here in this region. There are many camps available within the sanctuary to stay in around the wilderness environment and to offer wildlife game viewing in the park.?

  • The Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Quench your thirst in the arid area. The second largest game reserve, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, has a diverse array of wildlife animals, including antelopes, black-maned lions. This game reserve is surrounded by diversified landscapes that are identified by grassland, river valleys, and salt pans, which makes it a truly wild and mysterious national park in Africa. It is a vast area but the prominently remote area where the Big five is spotted at all; however, the migration of wildebeest and antelope is well-spotted by the tourists.

The best time to visit this national park is between January- April) and you need to book a guide with the 4*4 safari tour to access the entire region. The best Botswana safari tour agent is the right person to book for the 4*4 safari tour.

  • Tsodilo Hills

Slowly wrapping up the safari tour with some beautiful rock paintings. Tsodilo Hills is the best place to appreciate the artwork done by the Bushmen, also known as the San People. This spiritual art gallery showcasing more than 4,000 ancient artwork of safari animals, hunters, and traditional dancing poses of the Bushmen. The San People believe that this is a spiritual place where the spirits of the dead take rest. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site is the first creation of man that displays creative work of the Bushmen. With the assistance of a local guide, the tourists can hike the three main hills to embrace the beauty of the area.

  • Linyanti Wetlands

Wrap up your safari tour with this wonderful game reserve. The Linyanti Wetlandsis a game-rich region is situated in the northeast of Chobe National Park but stretching up to the Namibia border. The wetlands are comprising of three private wildlife game reserves known as Kwando, Selinda, and Linyanti. But the tourists who have booked any accommodation at any of their private lodges get access to these reserves. The 4*4 vehicle safari tour is perfect to access the entire place if canoe safari is ignored by the visitors. A huge herd of cape buffaloes, elephants alongside the river is easily spotted apart from the concentrations of lion, hippo, and antelope. Wild dogs and leopards are also spotted here but only in the preferable months.

Wrapping Up

You have come to the end of the post where you are revealed to the top places that must be visited in Botswana in 2020. So now go ahead and explore the best of Botswana with your lens. And don’t forget to take the expert advice from the Botswana travel agents.  


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