Botswana

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Your Botswana expedition. Be wild, roam free.

Botswana is a land where elephants reign and lions rule amongst the vast wilderness landscapes of the iconic Kalahari Desert and the immense Okavango Delta. Watch the sun set over the hot savannah plains, camp under the stars in the desert, track the big five on safari in Chobe National Park and laugh with ancient tribesman by the fire. Landlocked in Central Southern Africa, witness nature roam wild in this sparsley populated destination making it the ultimate expedition for epic wilderness and wildlife steeped in deep and traditional African culture.

Terrain

Mainly high plateau with the Kalahari Desert and the wetlands of the Okavango Delta

Climate

Semi-arid, hot and dry for much of the year. Rainy season Dec-Mar

Did you know?

Botswana is home to the world’s largest population of African elephants

Some of the best bits

Survive in the Kalahari

Learn how to find water, track wildlife, build a shelter, skin an animal and survive in one of the world’s harshest environments. Get involved with the experts, working alongside the indigenous Bushmen tribes to understand their tribal culture and survival skills.

Help rhinos make a comeback

Hear about Botswana’s most successful rhino breeding programme and get involved with precious conservation efforts. Working alongside a community-run sanctuary, help mend fences, hop on a game drive to track down the residents and spread the conservation word to visiting school groups.

Explore the Okavango Delta

One pole stroke at a time; paddle deep into Africa’s largest delta, floating past papyrus waterways to see giraffes, elephants, zebras and warthogs. Sit back in traditional wooden, dugout mokoros (canoes) and keep your eyes peeled for game. Sleep under the stars in the middle of the Delta with a local community.

Wake up with elephants

Find the Big 5 on safari in Chobe National Park, home to the world’s largest concentration of African elephants. Hang out with the pros and you’ll no doubt track down one of the estimated 120,000 elephants in the park. Stay alert and you might catch a glimpse of leopards, lions, hippos and huge herds of buffalo.

“It felt raw and wild and amazing. I never thought that’s how I’d actually feel, in awe, just meters away from these endangered rhinos!”
Charlie, Challenger

Follow in the footsteps of past teams or forge your own path

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