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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 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, 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. Most travel in Botswana includes either the Okavango Delta or Moremi.

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.

Our seasoned and experienced Botswana Travel consultants will guide you through the booking process of booking your safari based on your requirements, budgets and expectations.

Travel in Botswana


Botswana Safaris

Botswana Safaris
From €1740.00 to US$10185.00 pp
We offer various styles of safaris in Botswana from budget to camping to mobile to luxury tented and fly-in safaris. Each type of safari has its own advantages, designed to suit your needs, requirements and budget. Allow us at Uyaphi.com to guide you through the amazing land that is Botswana.
Botswana Safaris

Botswana Lodges

Botswana Lodges
From €360.00 to US$2093.00 pp
Our selection of hand picked lodges in Botswana covers just about every destination that the country has to offer. Destinations that we offer are as follows; Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, Central Kalahari Game Reserve as well as lodges in the Linyanti and Savute regions.
Botswana Lodges

Botswana Safari Planner

Botswana Safari Planner
When it comes down to the nitty gritty of finding that perfect safari in Botswana, one can get confused with the amount of options and destinations on offer. Here on this page you let us know what your budget is, where you want to visit and the amount of time you have available. W then do the hard yards and find the perfect safari for you.
Botswana Safari Planner

Botswana Safari Specials

Botswana Safari Specials
Most if not all safari specials in Botswana run over the summer months of November to around March. The bonuses about traveling in these summer months is that with the summer rains that land turns green, migratory birds return in their millions, dramatic afternoon landscapes and the dramatic Zebra migration of the Kalahari.
Botswana Safari Specials

When to visit Botswana

When to visit Botswana
When is the best time to visit Botswana? Now that is a question that is easy and difficult to answer all in the same breathe. Basically it all depends on you and your expectations, your interests, your budget and what you want to experience.
When to visit Botswana

Getting to Botswana

Getting to Botswana
Quite simply put the easiest and fastest way to get into Botswana is a connecting flight from O.R Tambo (South Africa), although there are also connecting flights from Cape Town and Windhoek available. There are no direct flights into the country from outside Africa.
Getting to Botswana

Botswana Map

Botswana Map
Our Map of Botswana in which though Google Maps we have listed all safari lodges that we offer. This map allows for one to zoom in and out as well as changing the viewing style from normal map to satellite. Great for getting a prospective of the lay of the land.
Botswana Map

Botswana Mammal List

Botswana Mammal List
164 mammal species recorded in Botswana including Africa's "Big 5" (although spotting a rhino in the wild is very rare). Winter months are in general best for wildlife sightings but then again summer does offer migrating animals in the Savute, Chobe and Central Kalahari.
Botswana Mammal List

Botswana Bird List

Botswana Bird List
Botswana with 597 species of birds, enough to keep a birding happy for a year or so. The summer months are best with the arrival of migrant species but in the same breathe the winter months are also exceptionally good. In a nutshell birding in Botswana is good year round.
Botswana Bird List

Botswana Visa Requirements

Botswana Visa Requirements
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.
Botswana Visa Requirements

Botswana Malaria

Botswana Malaria
Malaria is found in all northern areas of Botswana, Chobe, Linyanti, Okavango and Moremi, malaria is not found however in the Southern Kalahari Desert. Visit your health care provider 4-6 weeks before your safari for any necessary vaccinations and a prescription for an antimalarial drug.

Botswana Summer Specials

  • - 12 Wilderness Safari lodges to choose from
  • - 3 Sanctuary Safari lodges to choose from
  • - All lodges are highly discounted
  • - Mix and match any combination
  • - Valid; 1st Nov. 2015 to 31st Mar. 2016
  • - Botswana Travel Deals
Botswana Enquiry
  • Interested in visiting the Botswana? Simply fill in the below form and we will get back to you within 12 hours with a free, no obligation quote.
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  • Botswana Bird Pictures

  • Botswana Bird Pictures
  • With a total 593 species of birds for one to photograph. Try as we might we have never come even close to that number but here you can see the ones that we did somehow manage to capture. Botswana is phenomenal for birding, especially in the summer months.
  • Botswana Bird Pictures
  • Botswana Wildlife Pictures

  • Botswana Wildlife Pictures
  • Images of general wildlife in Botswana's famous reserves all photographed by us at Uyaphi.com. Wildlife that you can expect to see when on safari and traveling through the country. With 162 mammal species, the country ranks with the best in Africa.
  • Botswana Wildlife Pictures
  • Botswana Aerial Pictures

  • Botswana Aerial Pictures
  • Scenic vistas of the Okavango Delta and Central Kalahari all taken from either inside or standing next to a light aircraft. It is only up high that one get to realize just how vast a country Botswana is, spotting herds of wildlife below is possible.
  • Botswana Aerial Pictures
  • Chobe River Pictures

  • Chobe River Pictures
  • In the north of the country one comes across the unique safari destination that is the Chobe River. It is here that one get a chance to view wildlife, birdlife. crocodiles and sunsets all from the comfort of a safari boat.
  • Chobe River Pictures
  • Botswana Scenery Pictures

  • Botswana Scenery Pictures
  • Scenic images of Botswana from the Okavango Delta to Moremi to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve all taken by us here at Uyaphi.com over the past few decades. Botswana is all about water, desert, sunrise and sunset and wildlife.
  • Botswana Scenery Pictures