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Wildlife Safaris

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Wildlife adventures & award-winning safaris.

The thrill of safari is not only about incredible wildlife viewing—many of us also want to learn more, give back, and go beyond the game drive. We work closely with our partners in Africa to bring you deep connections to the communities we visit as well as to the amazing wildlife you’ve come to see. Whether you’re looking for a classic “Big Five” experience, special access to hidden gems that see few safari-goers, or meeting the rangers and researchers pioneering conservation in their field, we have a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for you. Hebu kwenda —let’s go!

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What Makes Our Safaris Special?

  • Our safari program is unparalleled, offering you a wide range of handcrafted itineraries to choose from. From active walking safaris, to luxury canvas tented camping, to conservation safaris where we participate in tagging and collaring endangered animals—we have the perfect safari for every traveler
  • Our safari guides are world-renowned and bring Africa to life with their wonderful insights, a keen eye for wildlife spotting, and welcoming personalities
  • We offer Small Group Adventures as well as Private Journeys in every country we operate so you can choose the travel style that is best for you
  • Conservation and community involvement are at the core of every trip we run. We support a wide range of projects with leading conservationists and most of our trips get to see first-hand the work that this money is funding

Browse Safaris by Country

Check out some of our most popular destinations or browse all we have to offer.

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Small Group Adventure

Tanzania: The Great Migration Safari

From $10,195

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Namibia Expedition

From $9,195

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Botswana Wildlife Safari

Botswana, Zimbabwe

From $9,895

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Wild Zimbabwe

From $7,795

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South Africa: From Sea to Savanna

From $11,995

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Great Elephant Migration Safari

Zimbabwe, Botswana

From $9,295

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Zambia Walking Safari

From $7,995

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Private Journey

South Africa, Victoria Falls, and Hwange Private Safari

Zimbabwe, South Africa

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Kenya Private Safari

From $8,595

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Ultimate Namibia and Botswana

Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana

From $11,595

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Tanzania Family Private Safari

From $7,195

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Community & Conservation

Africa is a dream destination, but it is also a fragile one. Wilderness Travel supports—and our guests visit—the projects of leading conservationists including Jane Goodall, elephant expert Iain Douglas-Hamilton, and cheetah expert Laurie Marker. We have funded anti-poaching camps in Namibia and our special conservation safaris give you exclusive access to projects like AfriCat’s annual “Vet Check” of the big cats and Dr. Flip Stander’s extraordinary work with desert lions. Educating the next generation is also of critical importance, and we are honored to support schools throughout Africa. Your safari with us supports this work.

Africa’s Best National Parks

There is so much to see on this magnificent continent. Whether you are joining us for your very first safari or are a dedicated, lifelong safari-goer, you’ll find we have the most varied program imaginable.

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Talk to an Expert

Our Area Specialists know every detail about our safaris. They will be happy to answer any questions and help you choose the journey that’s right for you. Contact us to learn more or book your trip today!

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Wilderness Safaris rebrands ahead of 40th anniversary

New website, tagline and conservation goal, unchanged ethos and focus.

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From humble beginnings in Botswana, the company started with a few rustic tents, a single Land Rover, two dedicated safari guides, and a dream of showcasing Africa’s iconic wild places. Wilderness has since grown into a world-leading conservation and hospitality company, with over 3,000 passionate employees, and over 60 camps in eight countries – Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Zambia, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya.

The rebrand to simply Wilderness also sees the launch of a new website; taking its core conservation ethos and passion for hospitality to even greater heights, and ensuring that the company is well-positioned for future global growth.

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“We’ve changed, evolved, and grown hugely over the years, but our biggest change is finally here,” said Keith Vincent, CEO of Wilderness .”We have an ambitious goal – to double the amount of land we help conserve by 2030. In order to increase the world’s wilderness, together, and to continue protecting Earth’s most iconic wild destinations, we needed to reposition our brand in order to take our pioneering hospitality and conservation model beyond Africa’s borders,” Vincent said.

By bringing guests to discover the beating pulse of Earth’s ultimate, untamed places, Wilderness is determined to have an even bigger impact on protecting the world’s most iconic wilderness, wildlife, and local communities. To immerse guests in real nature and culture; to discover the world’s most exciting places for themselves.

“We are the same company, with the same ethos; just with a more modern and edgy look and feel, an exciting new logo and enhanced brand messaging. Conservation remains our core purpose – that will never change. Everything we do – from creating new conservation initiatives to opening new camps and pioneering hospitality across the globe – is in support of this purpose,” Vincent added.

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The simplified brand name to Wilderness “truly encompasses who we are and what we really do: increasing the world’s wilderness,” said Simon Strahle, Chief Marketing Officer .

“Although we’ll continue to offer leading safari experiences, it’s time for our name to reflect our iconic destinations and the diversity of places we operate in, both now and into the future. We do so much more than just safaris – from primate trekking to stargazing, nature walks, boating and learning about new cultures,” Strahle said.

Wilderness’ new logo is an expression of both halves of the business: conservation and hospitality. It symbolises the places Wilderness protects – unfenced, untamed, and unpredictable, as well as the experiences it creates within them – around discovery, adventure and exploration. It is an abstracted and raw symbol of the wild, which takes its inspiration from the long grasses representing the diversity of habitats and all the areas in which Wilderness operates.

A new tagline also accompanies the changes, to ‘Discover Earth’s Ultimate, Untamed Places’.

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Strahle said the new website, now found at  www.wildernessdestinations.com , provides a “better reflection of our wild places and extraordinary journeys.

“We hope it entices our guests and partners to discover the beating pulse of each different destination within our Collection; that it helps people envision themselves in front of a crackling campfire, listening to the stirrings of the night – bringing them closer to nature and the wilderness,” she explained.

Vincent added, “It is our joint responsibility to increase the world’s wilderness together and to ensure a better future for our planet and for our future generations.

“The more we grow, the more impact we can have on the habitats we conserve, the species we protect, and the communities we inspire, empower and uplift. Our future is bright – we look forward to embarking on the next Wilderness chapter, and working together to expand our pioneering business model across the globe”, Keith concluded.

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Wilderness Botswana Game Drive Vumbura Family

Discover Africa

Heed the call of the wild on an exclusive Botswana safari. Explore astonishing landscapes in the pristine wilderness areas of the Okavango Delta, and game-rich Linyanti and Mababe.


Explore a Botswana safari

Astonishing Wildlife & Landscapes.

A safari in Botswana will see you journey to one of the world’s most astounding wildlife destinations. Meet Botswana’s warm people and delight in the thrill of exploring vast landscapes. Glide across the magical waters of the Okavango Delta or gather around a campfire telling stories old and new. At night, listen to a chorus of frogs and other performers. An African sky, exploding with stars.

Mokoro Wilderness Botswana Delta

A truly authentic safari destination

A wilderness safe haven, Botswana has become a modern-day ark for Africa’s threatened species. Conservation is taken seriously here – and we are proud to be leading the way in our efforts to protect these wild areas. Home to a number of the world's most endangered species and the largest elephant population in the world.


Botswana at a glance

Going off the beaten track when on safari comes with questions. When is the best season to view wildlife in Botswana? How cold does it get at night and what languages are spoken? To help you prepare for your holiday, we have put together a few key facts to encourage your adventurous spirit.

Botswana key facts

Unrivalled for its wildlife, Botswana is home to some of Africa’s most luxurious safari camps. Privacy and wilderness are synonymous here. With a population of roughly 2 million, 40% of its land is dedicated to parks and wildlife. The two largest rivers, the Okavango and the Chobe, attract diverse wildlife all year round.


2.5 Million

Botswana Pula (BWP)


581,730 km²


All year round

Wilderness Botswana Wetlands

Wetlands & rivers

Okavango Delta and Linyanti region. A water oasis.

Wilderness Botswana Woodlands

Dry woodlands

Okavango Delta and Linyanti region.

Wilderness Botswana Savannah

Kalahari Desert. Golden dunes, shrubs and acacias.

Wilderness Botswana Wildlife Elephant

Botswana is home to the largest population on the continent. About 130,000.

Wilderness Botswana Wildlife Wild Dog

African wild dog

One of the most successful mammalian predators in the world. And the most endangered.

Wilderness Botswana Wildlife Leopard

Stealthy, solitary, and shy, a leopard sighting is a highlight on any Botswana safari.

Wilderness Botswana Wildlife Pels Fishing Owl

Pel's fishing owl

Best found in the dense riverine forests of the permanent water areas of the Delta and Linyanti.

Botswana weather

There is no bad time to go on safari in Botswana. Its climatic pattern is typical of Southern Africa. Humidity won’t trouble you in Botswana, but temperatures vary from day to night. Winter is a dry period that starts off cool and gets quite hot towards the end of the season. June to August are colder months. Summer is wet and hot, with rainfall in January and February.

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November to April

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Ready to take a life-changing Botswana tour?

Our custom-designed journeys across Botswana offer you a taste of the thrilling experiences that await. Filled with intimate encounters, dramatic landscapes and luxury safari lodges in pristine areas. Our industry-leading guides are passionate storytellers who look forward to sharing their love of Botswana’s wild with you.

Explore regions & camps in Botswana

Situated in central Southern Africa, Botswana lies 950 m above sea level and more than 600 km from the nearest coast. We operate 20 camps in Botswana’s three most remote regions – the Okavango Delta, Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, and Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Private and luxurious. No comfort has been spared. No detail overlooked.

What currency is used in Botswana?

The official currency used in Botswana is the Pula. USD, Euros, UK Pounds and South African Rands are also accepted. Major international credit cards are accepted at most hotels and there are also ATMs available throughout Botswana, dispensing local currency.

What time zone is Botswana in?

Botswana shares the same time zone as the rest of Southern Africa, which is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +2 hours, in the Central Africa Time Zone (CAT).

Can I use my credit cards in Botswana?

MasterCard and Visa (both with raised credit card numbers so that an imprint may be taken) are usually accepted throughout Botswana, including Wilderness camps. American Express is accepted in some instances. However, Diners Club is not accepted.

Please note that debit cards are not accepted as a form of payment at our camps/lodges.

What power sockets do they use in Botswana?

220V multi-plug adaptor points are provided in our rooms which can be used to charge batteries, mobile devices and sleep apnoea machines. We also supply universal charging points in our safari camps. It is advisable to bring an additional adaptor as a back-up for any other hotels or properties you may be travelling to.

What do I pack for a holiday in Botswana?

Because of the size of our aircraft, we can only accommodate soft bags, weighing up to 20kg (44lbs.) Pack a maximum of 3 or 4 days' worth of clothes, as our camps offer a free laundry service. White and solid bright stand out in the wild, so choose fewer items, in softer shades of khaki, brown or grey. Flies are attracted to dark blues and black colours. Depending on the season, please bring warmer clothes for the evenings and early morning game drives. 

Where is Botswana located?

Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. It’s bordered by South Africa to the south and east, Namibia to the west and Zimbabwe to the east.

What is Botswana known for?

Botswana is home to the world's largest concentration of African elephants and other iconic African wildlife. The beautiful Okavango Delta, the vast Kalahari Desert and the game-rich Linyanti. As well as warm, wonderful people and thrilling adventures by vehicle, air and on foot. All combine to make Botswana an unforgettable holiday.

What language do they speak in Botswana?

Setswana is the main local language, but English is widely spoken, especially in all Wilderness camps.

Do I need a visa to travel to Botswana?

Botswana currently offers visa-free travel to all countries for stays up to 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date you expect to leave Botswana.


What is the covid protocol for travelling to botswana.

We address all concerns surrounding COVID in line with the latest recommendations from the World Health Organization and other leading authorities. Please speak to your Travel Designer for the latest travel advisory updates, to ensure that you are prepared for all COVID travel requirements in Botswana before your departure.

Do I need a yellow fever vaccination to go to Botswana?

If you are travelling to Botswana from areas infected with yellow fever, you must have a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate. We advise our guests to also have an updated TPD (tetanus, polio, diphtheria) vaccine and a hepatitis A vaccine. 

Do I need to take malaria tablets when visiting Botswana?

Depending on where you travel in Botswana, you may require malaria medication. Please consult your GP or travel consultant before departure.

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Let’s plan your next journey

When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.

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