November – March: Season of Life

Sweltering summer has arrived in Botswana…and along with it comes low season. Not only are there some incredible deals on offer, summer also offers its own unique perks.

the famous black maned lion

the famous black maned lion

Crimson-breasted Shrike

Crimson-breasted Shrike

the unique honey badger

the unique honey badger

• Rates are 30% lower, providing a more affordable period to experience Botswana, its wildlife and outstanding wilderness reserves.

• In summer, Botswana becomes a productive paradise interspersed with vibrant floral displays and a kaleidoscope of colours. To experience the summer highlights is to experience a special time in southern Africa.

• There’s an explosion of new life: many species give birth to their young and areas like the Central Kalahari are at their wildlife viewing peak.

• Predator sightings are frequent as they take full advantage of the abundance of inexperienced younger prey.

• Best season for birding. Several bird species display their splendid breeding plumage and many migratory species are present.

• Receding water levels in the Okavango Delta reveal more open areas, ideal conditions for seeing the grazing game species.

• In the Okavango Delta, receding floodwaters mean that it is also possible to explore the islands and plains either on foot or in a safari vehicle.

• The now-flowing Savute Channel affords year-round game viewing opportunities in the Linyanti.

• Summer mornings are exceptional. The temperature is perfect for warm pre-dawn starts to the day, happy in the knowledge that, like the animals, you can doze off in the hotter midday.

• More personal experience on offer because of fewer travellers.

• The Kalahari offers some of the best cheetah viewing in southern Africa, often with cubs at this time, and is famous for its immense black-maned male lions and their prides of females.


Botswana is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. Here are some of the major reasons collected from tourists who have had the privilege of visiting the beautiful country and why they still consider coming back.


Botswana practices a low tourist impact, and with its exclusive tourism policies, the wilderness attractions are largely unspoilt. Thus visitors are guaranteed a wonderfully unique safari adventure.



Botswana houses herds of wildlife within its national parks and game reserves and is home to the largest population of elephants in the world. 17% of Botswana is set aside for wilderness preservation.



There is no “best time” to visit Botswana as the different seasons all offer completely different experiences! Travel to Botswana is the ultimate game viewing experience no matter when you visit. Unfettered by fences, its wildlife is breathtaking.



Botswana offers a wide variety of activities for almost everyone; FROM wildlife experience in the form of mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe), motorised boats, 4×4 open vehicles, interpretive game walks TO golfing, hot air balloon safari, fishing, birding, hunting, horse back safari, elephant interaction, scenic flights, cultural interaction.



Botswana offers a variety of accommodation from luxury, fly-in camps or lodges to simple bush campsites. A variety of luxury lodges and camps allow visitors to experience the diversity of Botswana’s wilderness areas.



Botswana is easily accessible from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and even Kenya! and has good infrastructure.



The Okavango Delta in Botswana, is the world’s largest inland delta – a labyrinth of lagoons, lakes and hidden channels. During Botswana’s dry winter months, the delta swells to three times its permanent size, attracting animals from miles around and creating one of Africa’s greatest concentrations of wildlife.



The Kalahari is an extensive national park of Botswana making it the second largest game reserve in the world. The Central Kalahari is probably at its most enticing during the hot and wet season. At this time, the beautiful inter-dune valleys become lush with vegetation, attracting thousands of springbok and gemsbok. You’ll also find good numbers of ostrich and giraffe, herds of wildebeest, excellent cheetah and the Kalahari’s famous black-maned lions.



The Tsodilo Hills, which is located in the Okavango Panhandle, is a world heritage site, a sacred site of the Stone Age San. The Hills is the richest rock art site in southern Africa and have over 4,000 catalogued paintings.



 The country is a birdlovers’ paradise with almost 600 species of birds including many unique and rare species which can be seen throughout the country. Offers superb birding in some of the greatest wilderness areas. an exciting array of aquatic and terrestrial species.  From the world’s biggest bird (the Ostrich) to the heaviest flying bird (the Kori Bustard) to the most numerous of all birds (the Red-billed Quelea), Botswana has a truly impressive variety and quantity of bird species.




Spectacular game viewing in Savute

One of the great mysteries and fascinations of Savute in northern Botswana is its famous channel. It is the channel and its water, which explains the fantastic abundance of game that can sometimes be seen at Savute. However, the channel does not always flow and therein lies its great mystery.

The Channel is NOW sparkling with water after nearly 30 years of lying dormant! It runs a distance of over 100 kilometres, flowing from the Linyanti River, through a gap in the Sand Ridge, past Savuti Camps that are built around the channel, to its final destination, the Savute Marsh in the Mababe Depression, in the middle of the Chobe National Park, where it will empty its water.

The Camps experienced the majestic waters in what was once dry beds and small, yet well frequented waterholes. Guests can surely expect breathtaking views of animals that come to drink from the respective waterholes.

view from campThis is undoubtedly promising to bring great game viewing opportunities in a place that is renowned for some of the most fascinating wildlife interactions in Africa.

Some of the camps one can visit include Savute Elephant Camp, Savute Safari Lodge, Savuti Camp.

Spend 2 or more nights in this remarkable area to enjoy the scenery and/or combine your stay with other places of interest to fully experience the beauty and wildlife of Botswana!