Botswana

Discover Botswana with Ntaba African Safaris

The Republic of Botswana is a landlocked country constituted by a vast plateau that provides a natural habitat for a huge variety of African wildlife. This scenic wonderland draws thousands of tourists from around the world throughout the year. Botswana is an unspoiled land of timeless beauty – striking salt pans, diamond-rich deserts, fertile flood plains, vast grasslands, and flatlands punctuated with dramatic rocky outcrops. Our country’s natural appeal lies in our stunning and seemingly endless wilderness, prolific wildlife, cultural diversity, and welcoming people. Botswana is truly one of Africa’s top safari destinations, teeming with game and bird-life, thanks in large part to a strong commitment to wildlife protection and management and environmental conservation. We are home to the world renowned Okavango Delta, Kalahari Desert, the Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve, where animals roam freely and offer our visitors superb safari experience.

Your Ntaba African Safaris can include these beautiful places:

Chobe National Park

Established in 1968, the park covers approximately 11 7 00 sq kms, encompassing floodplains, swamps and woodland. The Chobe River forms its northern boundary. The most accessible and frequently visited of Botswana’s big game country, the Chobe Riverfront is most famous for its large herds of elephants and cape Buffalo, which during the dry winter months converge upon the river to drink.

  • During this season, on an afternoon game drive, you may see hundreds of elephants at one time. You may be surrounded by elephants, as the main Serondella road becomes impassable and scores of family herds cross the main road to make their way to the river to drink, bathe and play
  • Driving the loops that hug the river’s edge, you may see up to 15 different species of animals on any one game drive, including waterbuck, lechwe, puku (this is the only part of Botswana where they can be seen), giraffe, kudu, roan and sable, impala, warthog, bushbuck, monkeys and baboons, along with the accompanying predators lion, leopard, hyena and jackal.
  • Take a river cruise – and you’ll experience the park, and the animals, from another vantage point. Here you’ll get up close and personal with hippo, crocodile, and an amazing variety of water birds.
  • Over 460 bird species have been recorded in the park, making it one of Africa’s premier venues for bird Safaris. Common species to be seen include the Sacred ibis, Egyptian Geese, the ubiquitous cormorants and darters, Spur-winged Geese, Pel’s Fishing Owl, carmine Bee-eaters, most members of the kingfisher family, all the rollers, the unmistakable Fish Eagele, the Martial Eagle, and many members of the stork family.

The Okavango Delta

  • One of the most sought after wilderness destinations in the world, the Okavango Delta gives entrance to the spectacle of wild Africa such as dreams are made of – the heart-stopping excitement of big game viewing, the supreme tranquility and serenity of an untouched delta, and evocative scenes of extraordinary natural beauty.

    • A journey to the Okavango Delta – deep into Africa’s untouched interior – is like no other. Moving from wetland to dryland – traversing the meandering palm and papyrus fringed waterways, passing palm-fringed islands, and thick woodland, resplendent with lush vegetation, and rich in wildlife – reveals the many facets of this unique ecosystem, the largest intact inland delta in the world.
    • That the Okavango exists at all – deep within this thirstland – seems remarkable. Shaped like a fan, the Delta is fed by the Okavango River, the third largest in southern Africa. It has been steadily developed over the millennia by millions of tonnes of sand carried down the river from Angola.
    • Swollen with floodwaters from the summer rains, the Okavango River travels from the Angolan highlands, crosses into Botswana, then later spills over the vast, fan-shaped Delta.
      • The timing of the floods is uncanny. Just as the waters from Botswana’s summer rains disappear (April, May), so the floodwaters begin their journey – 1300 kilometers of which is through Kalahari sands – revitalizing a vast and remarkably diverse ecosystem of plant and animal life.
      • Major tourist attractions in the Delta and the dryland areas are game viewing, birding and boating, often in the traditional mokoro.
      • The diversity and numbers of animals and birds can be staggering. A recent overview of the Okavango records 122 species of mammals, 71 species of fish, 444 species of birds, 64 species of reptiles and 1300 species of flowering plants.

Safaris including this destination

2018 October Discover

October 06 – 14, 2018 (9 Days/8 Nights in South Africa) With Optional Extension to Victoria Falls October 14 – 16, 2018 (3 Days/2 Nights in Zimbabwe) With Optional Extension to Chobe October 16 – 18, 2018 (3 Days/2 Nights in Botswana

Southern Africa Safari: Cape Town, Kruger, Victoria Falls & Chobe

Cape Town, Kruger Private Reserves, Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Chobe River Front - 13 Nights

Luxury Safari to Botswana

Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Linyanti Concessions and Okavango Delta - 10 Nights

2019 March Discover South Africa Victoria Falls and Chobe with Ntaba

Cape Town, Kapama Private Game Reserve, Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Chobe River Front - 13 Nights

2019 October Highlights of South Africa, Victoria Falls & Chobe with Ntaba

Johannesburg, Kapama Private Game Reserve, Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Chobe River Front - 13 Nights