One of the biggest draws of the African continent, Botswana is where some of the most epic safari journeys in the world are embarked upon. The country’s stalwart wildlife protection has translated to flocks of animals roaming the unspoilt territory, making it rife with opportunities to catch sight of Africa’s Big Five through land and water-based excursions. In fact, Botswana has the world’s highest concentration of African elephants, most of which can be found at the sprawling Chobe National Park. With sundown boat cruises, scenic helicopter rides and a whole host of other adventurous activities such as jet boating, white water rafting and river boarding available, there will hardly be a dull moment on a luxury safari in Botswana.
Immerse yourself in history with visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Okavango Delta, dubbed one of the continent’s last great wildlife habitats. Make time for Tsodilo, also known as the “Louvre of the Desert” with its more than 4,500 preserved rock paintings, and stop at a local village and witness fascinating community traditions. With the opportunity to dine under a blanket of stars in the great outdoors and luxury lodges to retire to at the end of the night where gentle creatures are known to frequent, a luxury safari in Botswana is an experience not to be missed.