The Gem of Africa



Apr - Sep

Steadfast’s favourite time to visit

Changing Seasons

Famous For

Okavango Delta

The Gem of Africa

Visit Botswana

Great for: Wildlife, water-based safaris, private reserves & luxury safaris

Botswana can be described in just one word: Breathtaking. From the papyrus-lined waterways of the Okavango Delta and elephant-dotted banks of Chobe River to the otherworldly terrain of the Makgadikgadi salt pans and the ever-evolving Kalahari, the jaw-dropping landscapes alone justify its designation as the Gem of Africa and the pinnacle of luxury African safari destinations. 

Remote lodgings give travellers the chance to disconnect from the trappings of the modern world to experience safari as it should be. Whether you’re looking to spot elephant, watch zebra migrate across vast landscapes, canoe through an ancient biosphere or get a glimpse into the workings of one of the world’s most ancient cultures, Botswana has it all.


Luxury mobile safari camps

Aquatic safaris in the Okavango Delta

Quad biking in the Makgadikgadi

Cultural interactions with the San

Highest concentration of elephant in Africa

Annual Zebra Migration

Featured Itineraries

Mount Nelson: Cape Town (4 nights)

Savute Elephant Lodge: Chobe National Park, Botswana (4 nights)

Eagle Island Lodge: Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana Okavango Delta (4 nights)

From $17 720 per person sharing for 12 nights

  • Mount Nelson: Cape Town, South Africa (3 nights)
  • Matetsi: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (3 nights)
  • Belmond Safaris Eagle Island Lodge: Okavango Delta, Botswana (3 nights)

From $11 610 per person sharing for 9 nights


October to March

UK: British nationals can visit Botswana and can stay in the country for 90 days without a visa.

USA: U.S. citizens are permitted stays up to 90 days total within a 12-month period without a visa. The total stay permitted for each visit is recorded on the entry stamp by Botswana immigration officials and may be less than 90 days.

EU: EU citizens must get a visa to enter Botswana. 

India: Indians are not eligible for a Botswana visa on arrival. This means Indians must obtain a valid visa before traveling to the country.

UAE: UAE citizens do need a tourist visa when traveling to Botswana.

Southern Africa in general is a low risk Malaria area. Malaria is still present and risk is dependent on the specific area you are visiting. We advise getting in touch with our team if you have any questions regarding the malaria risk in the area you will be visiting. South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia are low risk areas and most of our clients choose to not take malaria prophylactics when visiting these destinations. Preventative methods including long sleeve shirts, long trousers and mosquito spray are advised, especially after sunset and in the rainy months. If you are traveling to Southern Africa while pregnant, we advise you to consult with a doctor. The responsible decision is to take malaria prophylactics when visiting Malaria areas. If visiting Mozambique, we insist clients to take malaria prophylactics. 

  • Peak Season: 6-12 months in advance
  • Mid Season: 3-6 months in advance
  • Low Season: 1-3 months in advance

We always advise our clients to fly through Cape Town. Voted the best city in the world, why not add in a stop.

You are able to pay and carry USD in Botswana. In restaurants and shops, credit and bank cards are charged in local currency. We advise carrying small amounts of USD for tips and extras.

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