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Botswana Sports

Botswana won its first Olympic medal in 2012 when Nijel Amos won silver in the 800 metres run.

In 2011 Amantle Montsho became world champion in the 400 metres and won Botswana's first athletics medal on the world level.

Safaris


Scheduled Guided Mobile Safaris | Private & Exclusive Guided Mobile Safaris | Lodging Safaris | Photographic Safaris | Birding Safaris | Fishing Safaris | Safaris for the aged or Mobility/hearing and vision impared | Motorbike Safaris & Helicopter (or charter plane) Safaris | Horseback Safaris | Honeymoon Safaris

Safaris with Botswana Footprints


We offer a range of different options for your holiday to Botswana. An African safari is always an amazing way to see wildlife that you may miss on the usual tourist routes throughout the National Parks. Safaris allow you to visit private concessions, wildlife areas preserved only for specialist guides. You will gain a wealth of knowledge from your safari guides, which completely enriches your safari experience.

Botswana’s government has implemented a High Cost, Low Impact tourism model. This allows exclusivity in the bush, and unlike other countries having many vehicles around one animal, you will be able to explore the bush and wildlife in a pristine state. Enquire with us and let us know what you’re looking for and we can tailor make a safari package for you.



Scheduled Guided Mobile Safaris


These are set dates throughout the year and safaris run for a set number of days. It is a camping safari in dome style canvas tents with stretcher beds and special ablution tents. Options include a participation safari where you help with the camping duties to save on the costing of the safari. A Semi-luxury camping safari is one in which a bundle of camphands will ensure you are well catered for and taken care of on your adventure. This is a wonderful way of meeting new people and enjoying your African experience together. A guide will chauffer you through the bush, and you’ll arrive back to a fully erect campsite in the evenings to reminisce around the campfire.

Areas visited differ on each safari but include the attractions of Botswana (The Moremi, Nxai Pan, Makgadigadi, Savuti, Khwai, Tsodilo Hills, Central Kalahari and Chobe areas) as well as some tours including Namibia, and Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls).


















Private & Exclusive Guided Mobile Safaris


These safaris are completely exclusive to you, your travel partners and family. A private guide will collect you from the airport and guide you through the amazing sights of Botswana.

Your camp will be set up for you and all your meals and drinks will be catered for. You will be able to enjoy your safari in areas not accessible to most others whilst learning from an experienced and expert guide. To reach these remote wildlife-rich areas, this safari is classified as Semi-luxury (although you have a private guide with camphands to setup and cater for you, you are ultimately still on a camping safari). We are sure the exclusivity of this safari and the amount of wildlife you see will make up for the exclusion of any luxuries.

A variation of this is a privately-guided Lodging Safari, in which an experienced guide can take you from lodge to lodge, should a luxury holiday be your first choice.
















Lodging Safaris


We can book most lodges in Botswana. Tell us the areas where you would like to visit, your budget and the number of days you have to travel and we can tailor-make a safari for you. Transfers between all lodges whether by road or air will be organised for you.

Professional guides can be hired to collect you from the airport and escourt you on private game drives from lodge to lodge. Each lodge in Botswana has it’s own characteristics and feel and we can make suggestions based on your needs. The lodges cover many diverse habitats and offer unique perspectives and ways to experience the wilderness.






















Photographic Safaris


We offer Photographic Safaris with specialist guides on specialised vehicles. Either Game Drives throughout Botswana with photographic guides, or on modified boats with side-seats and tripod mounts along the Chobe River. Various well-known photographers offer their services in guiding these safaris and they bring a wealth of knowledge.

Some safaris include the use of photographic equipment as well. These can either be based at various lodges or as part of a privately guided mobile camping safari.






























Birding Safaris


Birding in Botswana offers the global birder the opportunity to go bird-watching in one of the world’s most pristine wilderness areas, where phenomenal wildlife and scenery add to the birding experience.

Over 37% of Botswana is protected wildlife areas. There are roughly 13 important Birding areas here covering over 130,000 square kilometers. Scheduled safaris with expert guides are offered, with specifically chosen areas and dates throughout the year, to showcase certain birds or areas. Tailor made privately guided and exclusive safaris are offered as well, and variations include mobile camping safaris or lodge to lodge safaris.
































Fishing Safaris


We offer world class fishing safaris in Botswana. We provide boats, fishing rods and tackle for the keen anglers or those who just enjoy 'wetting a line'! Tigerfish is one of the most sought after species in these waterways and being the most ferocious freshwater fighting fish in Africa, it provides entertainment of the high adrenalin nature! Accommodation on our fishing safaris range from camping on the banks of the Okavango River to private fishing lodges.

Or for the more adventurous traveler our abode could be a houseboat drifting on the Okavango with tender boats behind for your fishing / bird watching pleasure. Fishing Safaris are fully catered with expert guides.





















Safaris for the aged or Mobility / hearing and vision impared


In addition to the magical journeys we create for all our clients, we have a unique safari that specializes in accessible travel for persons with disabilities: including mobility, visual and hearing impairment.

There are scheduled tours available or these can be tailor-made and exclusive. Vehicles and camping equipment are modified for your comfort and lodges well equipped.
























Motorbike Safaris & Helicopter (or charter plane) Safaris


Duma Tau (roaring lion) is a motorcycle safari through 5 countries in Africa. Hear the roar of lion at night in the wilderness of Botswana's game reserves, sleep under the stars on the Makgadikgadi salt pans, ride through Zimbabwe into Zambia along the forested banks of the mighty Zambezi river, see Victoria Falls and swim in the Devils Pool right on the lip of the falls themselves, cast your line into the Okavango River during the Barbel run, climb the sacred Tsodilo Hills (the heart of the San people with over 4000 rock paintings) and visit the mighty Okavango Delta. These safaris run once or twice a year.

Lodge Safaris can be enhanced with transfers between them including either Helicopter or Charter plane. Scenic flights can be arranged with an hour Scenic Flight over the Okavango being the highlight of an adventure to Botswana. If you have your own flight machine, enquire as to which lodges can accommodate you as you fly yourselves.


















Horseback Safaris


There are various lodges in Botswana offering Horseback safaris based from various areas within the wildlife concessions. There are various horses available and safaris booked around differing amounts of experience to ensure you are comfortable thoughout your safari and you ride at your own pace.

Join us on safari and ride with a herd of giraffe or zebra across the plains, track elephant or buffalo from island to island. Be part of this unique herd, cantering and splashing through lagoons of the Okavango Delta with lechwe or simply watch the setting sun whilst listening to the calls of lion and hyena.





















Honeymoon Safaris


There are so many luxury romantic lodges in Botswana, offering a fully inclusive service as well as amazing game viewing & water activites.

Some lodges have fully equipped Spa treatment centres and beautifully decorated suites which ensure you will have a honeymoon of a lifetime.


















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