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Managed 4 lodges

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Your big ideas – designed by our specialists and delivered with meticulous attention to every single detail. Just sit back and enjoy the experience.

We offer an open book pricing approach and our transparency is one of the reasons so many first time clients become lifetime clients.

Whether it’s supporting conservation programs, sustainable hotels or expert local guides, you will have a positive impact on the people and places you visit.

The Pitchers

We had the most amazing time! John Barclay and his team were very special and the mobile safari exclusive and superb. Moremi was very quiet with few other tourists – no more than a dozen other vehicles seen in four days. Macatoo was also excellent with good riding and game. We were so grateful for the help that you offered when our BA flights went wrong. Many thanks again for the superb service and recommendations which made for a great holiday.

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Why We Love Botswana

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Premium Safaris

Botswana is safari at its most exclusive, offering a high-end experience within luxurious camps, tucked away within wildlife-rich reserves. The level of service and knowledge of the expert guides is second to none, but it’s important to note that this makes Botswana the most expensive safari destination in Africa. Join guides who descend from six generations of Botswana safari experts, relax in luxury camps, and enjoy the exclusivity of mobile safari camps in the most remote and private locations.

Okavango Delta

The sprawling flooded plains of the Okavango Delta – Botswana’s most iconic landscape – are teeming with wildlife, as one of the best places to spot large game in the whole of Africa. The inland river delta is best navigated by boat, accessed from the private reserves dotted around the many islands and lagoons. Gliding quietly through the reeds on a traditional dugout mokoro canoe, you’ll find hippos, elephants and crocodiles, as well as spectacular birdlife.

Kalahari

In stark contrast to the water-based safaris of Botswana’s delta, the seasons of the Kalahari bring both the arid conditions of fiery-orange dunes and vast expanses of lush grasslands. The green season in the Kalahari attracts thousands of springbok, wildebeest and zebra – a popular food source for the predators. As the second largest on earth, the expansive terrain of the Makgadikgadi saltpans attract flocks of vibrant flamingos and huge herds of zebra – a colourful sight.

Culture & San Bushmen

Dating back to the Stone Age, the San Bushmen are the oldest surviving nomadic tribe in the world. Join them in exploring the Kalahari, trekking through the landscape and seeing Botswana from the perspective of their traditional hunter-gatherer lifestyle. This won’t be a typical ‘tourist’ itinerary; expect an authentic cultural experience as the Bushmen decide exactly what they want to share and when. Learn about survival and their nomadic way of life, how they drink water from plant roots or eating scorpions for sustenance. From our experiences, these bushwalks become a cultural exchange of learning from each other.

What to do in Botswana

Need to know

Gaborone

Capital City

(GMT+2)

Local Time

Botswana Pula

Local Currency

Seswaa

National Dish

Gaborone

Largest City

When to go

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Start planning your truly bespoke itinerary by contacting one of our destination specialists.

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The TRUE rating

INDULGENT:

These accommodations are the best of the best, showcasing top hospitality, exceptional design and world-class food, in the most exclusive locations around the world.

EXCEPTIONAL:

A very high standard of five-star properties, with top-notch service and a wide range of amenities and experiences ensuring an unforgettable stay.

EXCELLENT:

These four to five-star accommodations offer the high level of service that our team look always look for, with a range of facilities on offer.

CLASSIC:

Four-star properties which offer enough amenities for a comfortable stay. We may offer these for a more price-competitive option, or in more remote areas which don't offer the most luxe hotels.

EXPERIENTIAL:

These properties won't necessarily offer all of the typical luxurious facilities, but will always provide memorable experiences, from camping out in the bush to climbing up to a treehouse.