White Rhino, Botswana


Your eye-opening Botswana safari showcases the staggering beauty of the Kalahari Dessert and the Okavango Delta, not to mention elephants, hippos, lions, buffalo, leopards, cheetahs and more, as you travel in the company of an expert leader and small group of like-minded adventurers. Throughout your Botswana safari tour, you’ll trek in the mainstream and off the beaten bath, staying at classic tented camps reminiscent of the glamour age of travel, with expansive wildlife reserves, mopane forests and rich, green floodplains as your backyard. Expert naturalist Lex Hes joins many of our Botswana safaris, bringing a naturalist expert’s insights into your wildlife viewing and photography experiences. Travel as a fully engaged explorer rather than a casual observer throughout your Botswana safari, making it both a life-affirming and life-changing vacation. 

Upcoming Botswana Expeditions

  • Southern Africa's Diversity: Namibia, Botswana, Zambia

    February 12March 3, 2016

    Visit some of Africa’s most remote and diverse camps with expert naturalist Lex Hes, from the elephants of Damaraland and the Himba people of Namibia to the leopards of South Luangwa National Park and the lush Okavango Delta.

  • Ultimate Botswana

    March 21April 6, 2016

    The epitome of wild Africa, Botswana is home to lions, cheetahs and elephants—explore the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta by day, relaxing in classic tented camps in a diversity of landscapes by night.

  • Ultimate Botswana

    Southern Africa's Diversity: Namibia, Botswana & Zambia

    February 14March 6, 2017

    Visit some of Africa’s most remote and diverse camps with expert naturalist Lex Hes, from the elephants of Damaraland and the Himba people of Namibia to the leopards of South Luangwa National Park and the lush Okavango Delta.

  • Hippo

    Ultimate Botswana

    March 21April 6, 2017

    Virtually untouched Botswana is the “true” Africa, where you’ll meet all the major wildlife, from elephant and lions to hippos and cheetahs, by land and in traditional mokoros on the Okavango delta. 

Beyond the Destination

Interesting Perspectives from Our Explorations in Botswana

  • Top Tips for Your Safari Packing List
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    Top Tips for Your Safari Packing List

    October 22, 2015 | Blog Post

    Before any adventure in the African bush, you have to let go of some baggage. Weight limits on light-aircraft charters vary, but 33 pounds is probably the max. Packing light for safari is the key.

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    Announcing Our 2015 Expedition Line-Up

    January 9, 2014 | Blog Post

    We are thrilled to announce our 2015 expedition line-up! Our founders, field directors, and program managers have crafted 39 unique adventures for the 2015 season, with itineraries spanning all seven continents.

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    Classic Botswana from A to Z

    September 5, 2013 | Blog Post

    It's back to school season! To help make the transition a little easier, we've provided you with the ABCs of Botswana. From aardvarks to zebras, expedition leader Lex Hes has seen it all.

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  • Strolling Leopard
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    On Location: Loving Leopards and an Animated Owl

    September 16, 2010 | Blog Post

    Our Ultimate Botswana expedition arrived at Chitabe Camp in the Okavango Delta of Botswana on August 26, 2010. After settling into camp we set off on our first afternoon drive, which was to be more of an exploratory drive than anything else. Little did we know how quickly things would change!

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    Leopard Skin
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    Eco Report: Legadima’s New Cubs

    April 6, 2010 | Blog Post

    Legadima, a Setswana word meaning “lightning,” is the name of a five-year-old adult female leopard that lives at Mombo in the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana. Guides and visitors have been watching her since she was a tiny little cub less than two weeks old.

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    Wild dog
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    On Location: Another Wildlife-filled Return to Africa

    March 19, 2010 | Blog Post

    For those of you who have traveled with me before, I sincerely hope that you enjoyed seeing our little bit of Africa at a very different time of year—the Mombo and DumaTau brought back some happy memories and, of course, created new ones.

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    Recalling First Time Sightings in Botswana

    November 10, 2009 | Blog Post

    Keeping with our singular experience theme, we saw thousands of zebras on the plains of the Kalahari. This is something that I personally have never seen before because our safari regularly arrives there a month earlier than the arrival of the migration. Another new experience for me was observing elephants gathering in and around camp, as well as seeing a red hartebeest.

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    Carmine bee-eater
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    Another Great Botswana Safari

    October 9, 2009 | Blog Post

    On our small-group expedition through Botswana, we enjoyed many mammal highlights: hyenas feeding on a leopard’s kudu kill at Chitabe, a morning spent with a male and female leopard at Mombo and then the subsequent discovery of her little cubs, a lot of time spent with two male lions when they were separated and eventually found each other and walked off together.

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    Mombo Camp
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    Eco Report: The Magic of Southern Africa in the Green Season

    March 11, 2009 | Blog Post

    Our Eco-Expedition, Back to Africa with Lex Hes ended on March 9th and we are excited to share some highlights of the trip.

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More Options for Exploration

At Zegrahm we offer a unique line-up of expeditions each year. Please let us know if you'd like to be notified the next time we add a departure to this region and we will be sure you are the first to know.

Interested in a personalized adventure to this region? Visit our Private Travel page to read about the unique journeys our Private Travel team can create, then request a customized itinerary of your own.