Botswana safari holidays
The Republic of Botswana is a landlocked nation in southern Africa. Formerly known as the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, it is bordered by South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The economy is closely tied to South Africa. The capital city is Gaborone.
The country is dominated by the Kalahari Desert, which covers up to 70% of the land surface of the country.
The Okavango Delta is the largest inland delta in the world. It offers great scenic beauty and sustains phenomenal numbers of wildlife,both water based such as crocodile, hippo and various fish species to plains game; all of which can be viewed from game vehicles and various types of waterborne craft.
The summer season begins in November and ends in March. It usually brings very high temperatures. However, summer is also the rainy season, and cloud coverage and rain can cool things down considerably, although only usually for a short period of time. The prime winter safari season begins in May and ends in August. This is also the dry season when virtually no rainfall occurs. Winter days are invariably sunny and warm; however, evening and night temperatures can drop below freezing point in some areas, especially in the southwest.
Safaris in Botswana
We offer various styles of safaris from walking and overlanding to luxury camping and fly in safaris. Each type of travel has its own advantages, designed to suit your needs, requirements and budget.
The best time to travel is May to October, when the Okavango Delta is in flood and the temperatures are cooler.
The Uyaphi team is at your service to design your bespoke safari for Botswana.
Lodges in Botswana
Botswana, known as the jewel of Africa; untouched and unspoilt and home to some of Africa's most diverse wildlife and scenery.
Home of such iconic destinations as the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango Delta and the shimmering salt pans of Makgadikgadi. The variety of habitats is matched by its diverse wildlife, a true haven for explorers.
The Uyaphi team offers you a complete selection of camps and lodges to suit your personal requirements.
Malaria is found in all areas of Botswana except for the Southern Kalahari Desert. Visit your health care provider 4-6 weeks before foreign travel for any necessary vaccinations and a prescription for an antimalarial drug.
Botswana's climate is semi-arid. Though it is hot and dry for much of the year, there is a rainy season, which runs through the summer months. Rainfall tends to be erratic, unpredictable and highly regional.
All visitors entering Botswana must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months, except those with United Nations Convention travel documents. Visitors must also have outgoing travel documents and sufficient funds to finance their stay.