Experience Botswana's allure with romantic landscapes, lavish camps, and unforgettable game-viewing on a luxury safari holiday. Our roots in Botswana, where Susie Cazenove and Henrietta Loyd began their journey 30 years ago, shape our expertise, creating extraordinary tailor-made holidays infused with deep insights and lifelong relationships.

Why travel to Botswana

Botswana combines stunning landscapes and incredible game viewing with some of the most luxurious camps in southern Africa. From the unremitting salt pans of the Makgadikgadi to the intricate waterways of the Okavango Delta, it has an amazing diversity of habitat and wildlife species.
The Linyanti region is home to huge herds of elephant that roam across wide grassy plains which roll all the way into Namibia, while the seemingly endless Kalahari Desert offers a truly otherworldly experience.

As luxury safari holidays in Botswana are undeniably expensive, each day should feel spectacular – this is where our specialist travel knowledge and connections shine. Your Destination Expert will meticulously plan every element of your safari according to your wants and needs, adding in those special experiences that complete a trip of a lifetime.

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KEY FACTS
CURRENCY

Botswana Pula

LANGUAGE

English

TIMEZONE

GMT +02:00

TIPPING

10%

PEAK TIME

June - October

COLDEST MONTH

June/July
29°C on average

HOTTEST MONTH

December/January
33°C on average

ITINERARIES

Inspirational trip ideas

These are simply suggestions for the kind of luxury tailor-made holiday you might have. Your custom travel itinerary will be personalised, tweaked, and refined until it matches you completely.

Ideal Length: 11 days

Zimbabwe and Botswana: Perfect Partners Creating One Destination

Two neighbours with very different histories – Botswana has been on the tourist map for several decades, and a regional pioneer in conservation and responsible tourism, while Zimbabwe has...

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SUSTAINABILITY

We believe travel is precious

The world has transformed dramatically since cazenove+loyd was founded in 1993. On every trip we take, we wonder how that destination will look in another 30 years. We are passionate about our destinations and understand that it has become more important than ever to conserve their wildlife, habitats and communities for future generations.

Our highlights in Botswana

Our Destination Expert’s top tip

Travel to Botswana during green season (April – May), it’s great value and fewer people.

Aisha Gross

Specialises in

Africa + Indian Ocean
Did you know?

Botswana is a relatively young country, having gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1966. OR: The Tsodilo Hills in northwest Botswana are home to more than 4,500 ancient rock paintings.

Wildlife fact

Botswana is home to the largest population of African elephants per square kilometer in the world.

Where to stay

Best hotels in Botswana

Nothing but the best. Browse our handpicked, tried-and-tested luxury Botswana hotels.

Jack's Camp

Jack’s Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans

Jack's Camp is a Botswana icon, offering a unique blend of luxury and adventure. Set against the ethereal Makgadikgadi Pans, it delivers intimate wildlife encounters, from meerkats to migrating zebras...

Explore ancient baobabs, discover archaeological wonders and dive into the culture of the San Bushmen, then return to the camp's heritage charm and world-class comforts for an unforgettable stay on the salt pans.

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Barclay Stenner, Moremi Wildlife Reserve

Barclay Stenner operates exclusive mobile canvas safaris reminiscent of the overland expeditions undertaken by early explorers...

Guided by the owners themselves, get set for a tailor-made private adventure born of English traditions, blended with raw African experience and exquisite service. A fantastic way to experience the bush with your family or friends, you dictate the pace of the safari – whether that’s remaining with a pride of lions all day or extending your sundowner session.

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Duke’s East Camp, Okavango Delta

An intimate four room luxury tented camp overlooking a seasonal lagoon in the northern Okavango Delta, Duke’s East offers exclusivity in spades...

The smaller sibling property to Duke’s Camp, it is set in the same beautiful and game rich area and offers a parallel safari experience in a more intimate setting. With a vintage safari style which has become synonymous with all Ralph Bousfield’s Camps, Duke’s East will appeal to travellers looking for an elegant camp that sings with the glamour of a bygone era.

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What our clients say

My latest cazenove+loyd adventure was a return to Africa in June 2018, this time to Zambia, Victoria Falls and Botswana. The plan was for three of us but at the very last minute, my friends had to cancel. I had special attention from the staff in each camp. There was a bottle of Champagne waiting at the hotel in Victoria Falls. These are the small touches that set c+l apart.

What our clients say

The Delta was spectacular with an abundance of animals and birdlife. The highlight of this camp was the helicopter flight giving us a 'drone' perspective of the region, during which we could truly appreciate the intricacy of the multiple waterways, lagoons and vegetation. Our gorgeous chopper pilot, all the way from New Zealand, surprised us with Champagne by the edge of a massive lagoon. What a treat!

What our clients say

The highlight of the Kalahari for us was the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The food here was also outstanding, and with each meal, we were seated at a communal table. Overall, our safari was an incredible experience, made up of three very different camps, spending three nights in each and made even more special by our guides and the supporting staff at each of the camps. The care and attention to detail throughout the trip was faultless.

Chat to an expert to start planning your trip

Get in touch and one of our luxury travel experts will answer any questions you may have and help create your dream tailor-made holiday.

Terry Moohan
Georgina Leith
Aisha Gross

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