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Exploring Botswana Safaris

Getting around

By Air

The international flights from Europe and South Africa which fly into Gaborone link with local flights to Maun and Kasane. From where all lodges and camps in the northern wilderness area can be accessed. Light aircraft transfers between lodges are included in our package prices when you are visiting multiple lodges.

By Road

The road network in Botswana that links all the major centres is well maintained and easy to use. Roads from the neighbouring countries provide easy access into Botswana with no problems associated with border crossings. When travelling by road in Botswana it has to be considered that most roads in Botswana travel through subsistence farming areas and wilderness areas and thus stray animals and wildlife can be encountered at any time. It is therefore advisable not to drive after sunset on any of the roads in Botswana due to the hazards posed by the animals.

By Boat

In the permanent water areas of the Okavango Delta the only way to move from place to place is by motorboat as there are no roads. Boat transfers between lodges are included when you book any of our packages that include multiple lodges in the Delta. These transfers between lodges offer many opportunities for game and bird sightings – and so you can consider yourself to be on safari, and not just a transfer.

By Mokoro

The traditional form of transport in the Delta is the “dugout” canoe. Although the local populace uses them for fishing, reed harvesting and short haul transport, you can enjoy a serene sunset excursion at Delta lodges that offer such a pass-time.┬áThese boats were originally constructed out of the trunks of certain trees. However, their 3-year lifespan has a negative impact on a sustainable ecology. These days mokoros are manufactured from moulded fibre-glass to prevent degradation of the indigenous forests. Also, they have a longer service life and require little maintenance.

Maun
This is the 'gateway' to the Okavango Delta and the main starting point of most safaris in Botswana.
Kasane
Wildlife hub on the doorstep of the Chobe National Park and a short distance to Victoria Falls.
Victoria Falls
Easily combined with a safari holiday in Botswana with easy access from Chobe.
Gabarone
The capital of Botswana and main business hub. Not an area traditionally included on any safari circuit though.
Mashatu Game Reserve
Diverse reserve in the far corner of Botswana and easily accessible from South Africa.
Central Kalahari
A dry and arid region of Botwana, offering a very unique wildlife experience.
Okavango Delta
A natural flood plain offering some exceptional wildlife encounters and a variety of experiences from water activities to the traditional game drives.

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