Itineraries and Prices for Botswana
Traditionally, Botswana is one of the more expensive safari destinations in Africa.
This is principally due to a Governmental ‘low impact/ high income’ tourism management policy, with many wilderness areas being designated as private concessions where tourist numbers are strictly limited. This results in a highly exclusive, but consequently expensive, safari destination.
However there are also National Parks and Game Reserves that are not quite so exclusive. If you are on a limited budget, it is possible to explore many of these areas by self-drive vehicle, or by joining a group camping trip, but invariably you’ll lose out on the exclusivity for which the country is renowned.
Prices vary considerably due to the season of travel. July to October is generally considered high season, with April to June and November as the shoulder season, and December to March as the low/green season. Typically, a tailor-made 10 day safari, not including international flights, will start at around US$6,000/£5,000 per person in the green season, but is likely to be double this price in the high season, and for very upmarket itineraries prices can easily reach US$20,000/£16,000 per person or more.
Combining a shorter Botswana safari with sight-seeing or beach destinations in other countries (such as South Africa, Zimbabwe or Mauritius) will help reduce the price, depending on what is included.
GREAT VALUE (less than US$8,500 / UK£7,000 pp)
Wonderful game viewing along the Chobe River combined with an exclusive big game safari in the stunning Okavango Delta
From US$3,725 to US$6,200 /
UK£3,000 to UK£5,165 pp
Visit the iconic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe before embarking on a fantastic big game safari through the wilds of the stunning Okavango Delta
From US$6,750 to US$8,200 /
UK£5,400 to UK£6,835 pp
CLASSIC RANGE (US$7,000 to $19,000 / UK£5,500 to £16,000 pp)
A journey from the majestic Makgadikgadi Pans through the wetlands of the Okavango Delta to the game-rich wilderness of the Selinda Reserve
From US$9,400 to US$15,850 /
UK£7,520 to UK£13,200 pp
Visit the iconic Victoria Falls from Zambia before taking an exciting big game safari through the wilds of Linyanti and the Okavango Delta
From US$6,550 to US$12,650 /
UK£5,240 to UK£10,540 pp
LUXURY FOCUS (US$12,500 / UK£10,000 pp and upwards)
A top end luxury safari combining the remote Linyanti Region and beautiful Okavango Delta
From US$12,200 to US$29,300 /
UK£9,760 to UK£24,400 pp
Visit the iconic Victoria Falls from Zambia before taking a luxury big game safari through the wilds of Linyanti and the Okavango Delta
From US$15,150 to US$28,350 /
UK£12,120 to UK£23,625 pp