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The TRUE experience

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.

Why We Love Botswana



The Botswana Safari Experience

Botswana is one of Africa’s premier safari destinations, offering an exceptional variation of wildlife and landscapes. The country is home to the largest private concessions on the continent and offers some of the most exclusive wildlife experiences to visitors. The Okavango Delta is widely considered to be Southern Africa’s premier safari destination and the experience of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans contrasts that in spectacular style.

Whether it’s your first or your fiftieth African safari, there is little doubt that with the right selection of lodges in areas appropriate to the season of travel, you will leave this Southern African country having enjoyed an unforgetable safari experience.

Within the wild safari areas of Botswana you will find some of the most iconic and luxurious properties in Africa. There’s a great range in the interpretation of the word luxury. For some it’s cutting edge design, vast suites, butlers and private pools – Duba Plains. For others it’s simplicity and exclusivity with old school  style – Barclay & Stenner Safaris – whatever your interpretation of the word, we are committed to ensuring that luxury is incorporated into your safari experience.

Botswana can be compared to France in size, but with a population of just 2 million people it is one of the least populated country’s on Earth. The safari areas cover endless Kalahari plains and grasslands, salt pan systems the size of Switzerland, watery wonderlands, great rivers and dense mopane forests. This variety of habitats results in a unrivalled diversity of wildlife.

The variety of habitat is added to by the great difference between the cooler dry months between May and June to the high heat but great game viewing of October through to the wetter and more humid period from November through to April.

Seemingly simple at first glance, Botswana is a complex place and needs to be well understood. This is where the True Travel team pulls on their in-depth understanding of this Southern African destination in order to plan a bespoke itinerary based on your brief rather than one that’s already pre-planned and might not be applicable to what you are looking for.

Give one of our Botswana specialists a call to talk through your plans and let us help steer you in the right direction.

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.

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

Call +44 (0)203 137 1247

Call +1 (0) 800 635 8124


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

Call +44 (0)203 137 1247

Call +1 (0) 800 635 8124


The TRUE rating


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.


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


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.


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.


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.

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