To enjoy the full scope of what the Delta has to offer, it’s important to have a few days of both the water experience and the dryland experience.

The water experience includes gliding silently through the Delta’s channels as you are poled along in "mokoros" or canoes, and exhilarating adventures in much faster motor-powered aluminium speedboats. The land experience usually takes place in open Landrovers with walks in some areas.

Botswana is far enough south that there is a considerable difference between the winter and summer seasons so temperature and day length are important factors to consider. You also need to time your stay to take into account the water levels of the Delta as they rise and recede throughout the year.

To the north, there are some unique places to visit such as Kwando and Selinda, huge private concession areas on the Linyanti and Selinda rivers. Further south there is the vast emptiness of the Makgadikgadi pans and the seasonal greening of the Central Kalahari that brings in migrant game. If you decide to visit these places you should aim to spend time with the Bushmen of the Kalahari to experience the extraordinary interconnectedness of their lives with the natural environment.

We recommend that you extend a Botswana safari for a few days or more to add breadth to your adventure and to take advantage of the exceptional experiences available in Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.