Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Welcome to the land of wild nature, precious diamonds, and unmatched luxury. Botswana ranks among the most exclusive and breath-taking destination for luxury safaris and adrenaline-charged adventures in Africa, and here's why…
No matter if you are a self-proclaimed 'glamper', flash-packer, an intrepid explorer ready to walk the ancient desert path with a real bushman or experience the majestic Victoria Falls only a short border hop away, Botswana is a truly spectacular experience.
Even though most commercial safaris kick off from South and East Africa, Botswana is today a stable democracy and rapidly becoming a top choice for luxury safari seekers the world over.
The iconic African topography ranges from the arid Kalahari Desert in the southwest to vast rolling planes and panoramic wetlands. Here, traffic yields to the largest concentration of elephants on the planet, predators of all shapes and sizes walk freely, and the white rhino population is fiercely protected and steadily increasing.
Whether it's a luxury big game safari into the dense jungles of the Chobe National Park, or a romantic Bostwana honeymoon on the banks of the mighty Okavango Delta, this magic land-locked realm has something to offer everyone from intrepid families to discerning explorers. Expect to encounter anything from rare birds, buffalo, warthogs and leopards, to baboons, aquatic antelopes and endangered wild dogs.
Thanks to the visionary leadership of the Botswana government, we are able to play a major role in several wildlife conservation efforts including an unprecedented white rhino relocation project.
Even though Bostwana is a veritable cornucopia of natural diversity, (and exclusive indulgence) the country has only one confirmed World Heritage Site. The enigmatic hills of Tsodilo are located in the north west of the country and sacred ground to the indigenous cultures. A wide variety of sites like Toutswemogala, the Gcwihaba Caves, Makgadikgadi Pans, and Tswapong were submitted as potential natural heritage sites but still await official sanction.
With the dizzying array of wildlife, untamed natural landscapes, and exciting activities, it's no wonder that Lonely Planet voted Botswana one of THE destinations to visit in 2016.
To prepare for the influx of visitors arriving to celebrate the country's 50th anniversary of independence kicking off in September, we are currently upgrading our flagship luxury safari camp, Sanctuary Chief's Camp. The extensive refurbishments are slated to be complete around early June 2016. For a sneak peek at the fantastic amenities that await you, subscribe to our newsletter, or see our blog page.
Testament to the rising popularity of Botswana as a premium safari destination, the actor Tom Felton chose Sanctuary Chief's Camp while filming the upcoming A United Kingdom.
Whether you are into quad biking, fishing, 4x4 off-road adventures, visiting historical attractions, or birdwatching and spotting the big 5 from a 'mokoro' dugout canoe, Botswana has it all and will not disappoint.
Lose yourself in the hypnotic aromas of traditional dishes and handcrafted trinkets, or take it easy with a sundowner around a blazing bonfire. Beyond the mesmerising landscapes, friendly locals, and exotic cuisine, a premium class of luxury awaits the discerning and bold traveller. But don't forget the mosquito spray!
From dunes and deltas, to trekking through verdant grasslands and sleeping under a blanket of stars, contact us to plan your next Botswana safari and watch wild Africa manifest before your eyes.