With its huge swathes of wilderness and no main cities to talk of, planning a solo journey to Botswana can seem to be a frightening job. Nevertheless, we’re blissful to report that there’s a bevy of fabulous lodges, camps, and guides, in addition to on-the-ground operators who will make certain each leg of your journey is taken care of. And, in the event you go for a set-departure journey, travelling solo gained’t price you an arm and a leg both…
Now that we’ve put your thoughts comfy, the elements that make Botswana seem to be a problem to navigate really make it the proper place to let go of your creature comforts and welcome a way of journey, unplug from the on a regular basis noise, and faucet into nature in its purest kind. So what are you ready for – check out these improbable journeys for solo journey in Botswana.
Wildlife galore & a style of Vic Falls
Refined and completely attractive, The Palm at Victoria Falls will ease you into your journey from its perch on the banks of the Zambezi River. There’s ample alternative to get acquainted with the idyllic environment, whether or not it’s lounging within the pool the place hippos wallow simply metres away or one thing extra adventurous… The Palm is barely 4 kilometres away from Victoria Falls so river cruises, helicopter flights, bungee leaping and hikes are all on the playing cards if heart-pumping actions are up your alley.
Subsequent, you’ll fly throughout the border into Botswana to start your safari in earnest in Chobe Nationwide Park. The sheer variety of elephant is iconic, and also you’ll spot them in panoramic scope on cruises down the Chobe River, as properly herds of buffalo, giraffe, roan and sable, and loads of massive cats on the prowl. Overlooking the river and floodplains, Ngoma Safari Lodge guarantees mesmerising views in each course, whether or not it’s over delicious dinners or out of your personal pool.
Then it’s off to the Okavango Delta, starting in a secluded nook of the Khwai Concession at Machaba Camp. Nestled in a clutch of sycamore fig bushes, one of many Delta’s many rivers is your gateway to the realm’s wildlife. On mokoro excursions or boat rides, end up inside splashing distance of elephant, buffalo, waterbuck and over 500 species of birdlife, from the tiny to the enormous. In the event you’d favor to stay on land, there are thrilling strolling safaris, picnics within the bush, and recreation drives (day or evening!). And hey, you in all probability gained’t have to depart camp to see an elephant both.
Your journey involves an finish within the coronary heart of the Okavango Delta. At Kanana Camp, the surreal surroundings and numerous wildlife is rarely distant – and also you’ll by no means run out of the way to discover. And what higher option to say goodbye to Botswana than a sleepout below the celebrities because the calls of nocturnal creatures echo via the air?
Fly your method round Botswana
On a week-long safari, you’ll expertise Botswana from each angle, from the air to the water, led by the world-class experience and hospitality of &Past. Your first cease is Chobe Underneath Canvas, a light-on-the-Earth little camp the place elephants wander between the tents. Bask within the sights of Chobe as you cruise alongside the river (canapes and sundowners are a should!) looking for large herds of elephants, shy antelope and an array of birdlife.
Your subsequent locale is an intimate camp beside the Savuti Channel, which you’ll cross in an open automobile, eyes peeled for herds of elephant or an elusive pack of African painted canines. And let’s not neglect concerning the area’s distinctive lions who carry out the close to inconceivable feat of searching elephants. Within the night, return to camp for a lantern-lit dinner as nature’s symphony begins…
Finish your journey on the luxurious Nxabega Camp within the Central Okavango, &Past’s reply to glamping, full with downy beds, totally kitted out loos, and a pool overlooking the floodplains the place hippos wallow and elephants splash. The camp boasts year-round mokoro and boating safaris, surrounded by a cacophony of birdlife, however you may as well discover on recreation drives, take to the air in a helicopter, or study the panorama within the most interesting element on foot.