Botswana, a politically stable and economically successful nation, is similar in size to France or Texas. It is home to vast deserts, impressive rivers, and the most important wetland area on the continent: the Okavango Delta. Iconic African mammals like Lion, Zebra, and Elephant concentrate at seasonally shrinking watering holes, while a fascinating array of birds put on a colorful show. Follow a schedule dictated only by nature’s rhythms, and immerse yourself in the powerful experience of an African safari.
A Botswana safari with Naturalist Journeys is an incredible experience. Enjoy reading one of our recent trip reports or explore the other Africa tours we offer.
Guided Group Tours
Group travel is rewarding and fun! With more eyes you see more species. Travel Planners of Naturalist Journeys and Caligo Ventures have been creating memorable journeys for 40+ years. We offer you small-group birding and nature tours, limited to just 8-10 persons led by expert guides. Learn and explore with like-minded people, enjoy local food and culture, and immerse yourself in birding and nature.
Ultimate BotswanaSeptember 14 - October 4, 2022
We value conservation – it is at the heart of our work. All Naturalist Journeys’ tours support local conservation projects. Browse the links below to learn more about positive local work to save and conserve the wildlife and landscapes we visit.
Important Bird Areas
Twelve Important Bird Areas have been designated in Botswana by BirdLife International and BirdLife Botswana.
World Heritage Site
The Okavango Delta, a rare intact interior wetland delta system, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to some of the most endangered species of large mammals including cheetah, white rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, African wild dog, and lion.
The Coexist Project
More free-roaming elephants live in Botswana than in any other country (close to 200,000), and the Okavango Panhandle is of particular importance. The Ecoexist Project is a remarkable program that seeks to reduce conflict and foster coexistence between elephants and the local people who share their traditional land, water, and food.