If your image of a safari in Botswana is a sagging tent in a dusty bowl of empty Kalahari sand, it's time for a rethink. Botswana is not only packed with wildlife in some of Africa's most stunning and verdant locations but it also boasts luxury accommodation of classic taste, safari camps that rank among the best luxury lodges in Africa.
Magnificent suites are tucked away under massive, shady trees with views over a silent lagoon or shimmering, golden savannah. The guiding is first-class, service is always with a smile and you'll be scratching your head trying to work out how they prepare such lavish meals in the middle of nowhere.
Travellers in the know have been enjoying undiluted luxury in iconic places like the Okavango Delta and the Chobe National Park for years and now other exciting safari destinations have opened up in previously inaccessible areas of the Kalahari and Linyanti/Kwando Swamps, making for great itineraries that are as diverse as they are comfortable.
Our best Botswana luxury safari lodges provide a very special wildlife experience: Botswana is home to Africa's largest population of elephants, huge numbers of predators and their prey, and mile after mile of trackless wilderness - you're unlikely to see anyone else on your safari but your fellow guests.
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