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A Botswana Safari is considered by many to be Africa's finest offering on the continent in terms of raw, unadulterated wilderness and most exhilarating experiences.

  • One of Africa’s most private and exclusive safari destinations
  • An extensive safari circuit, coupled with a large array of activities
  • Diverse habitats ranging from the lush Okavango Delta to the harsh Kalahari Desert
  • The largest population of elephants and African wild dogs on the planet
  • Amongst the most stable economy and political climate in Africa

Clyde is your Botswana safari expert having spent many years working as a professional guide and also more recently countless visits to keep up to date with what is offered at the various lodges and camps across the country. If you would like honest advice contact Clyde or call him on +44 780972 6266 or email him on [email protected].

Whilst most of the country is swallowed up by the massive Kalahari Desert, the northern parts are crisscrossed by a rich network of beautiful waterways which makes for fantastic contrasts of different and varied safari adventures. The region is most famous for three things. First, its massive private concessions within safari areas where you will share your safari with very few other people. Secondly, a great variety of activities including, day and night game drives, walking safaris, boating and Mokoro safaris. Finally the incredible concentration and diversity of wildlife.

There are six main areas of interest in Botswana where safari of the highest order takes place. The Okavango Delta is the primary focus of every Botswana Safari with its unique myriad of habitats, wildlife and birdlife. The Linyanti Reserve just a little north of the Okavango Delta, partly connected by the Selinda Spillway, where the larger herds of Elephant and Buffalo can be found along with extraordinary numbers of predator species and sightings. To the east of these Botswana Safari areas are the much-lauded Chobe National Park and Savute famous for insane numbers of Elephant and excellent dry season general game viewing both on land and along the Chobe River. Further south we have the Makgadikgadi which is made up of large expansive grassland plains and seasonal migrating herds of Zebra and Wildebeest.

Epic Landscapes complimented by very cool activities such as San Bushmen cultural experiences, Quad Biking over the baron salt pans and spending time with wild "too cool for school" Meerkats. Finally, we have the Central Kalahari. A region that is virtually the polar opposite of normal Botswana Safari Landscapes, being incredibly dry with little natural permanent water present. This sensational national Park provides the ultimate contrast and foil to the rich waterways of the Okavango Delta, Linyanti and Chobe National Park and affords the chance to see some unique wildlife and birdlife in a completely immersive ecosystem. Black Maned Lion, Brown Hyena, Caracal, African wildcat Bat Eared Fox, Pangolin and Honeybadgers, whilst not exactly commonplace, are much more readily spotted and available to you here.

We love Botswana for its all-out dedication to conserving and protecting its natural resources. Nowhere else in Africa will you see wildlife on top of the agenda as it is here. The original driving force behind their economy – diamonds - is set to dry up around 2026. In light of this, the government has taken the decision to truly focus on tourism as one of their main income spinners.

Although Botswana can be quite pricey in comparison to the rest of safari Africa you will be rewarded with access to massive wilderness areas that you will share with very few other people. There are ways of getting around these exceptionally high prices and many of our clients will choose to travel in the “shoulder season” in April-June and again in November.

The concentrations of wildlife are simply staggering in the dry season but the viewing remains fantastic throughout the year, so don’t write it off in the wet season! The habitats here are some of the most pristine anywhere on the planet. You simply have to experience places like this whilst they are still around for us to enjoy.

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  • Murray & Denise W

    What an Amazing Nine Week Trip!!

    Right from the beginning, we were very impressed with their wealth of knowledge for our destinations (Madagascar, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia) and how quickly they identified our needs and designed an itinerary that was within our budget.... Read more

    Murray & Denise W
    Madagascar, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia, July 2019
  • Tricia O

    Truly the Holiday of a Lifetime

    It was a great pleasure planning our holiday to Zimbabwe & Botswana with Clyde as he has a huge amount of expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the countries which we lacked and needed advice about and he was extremely eager to help us get things right ... Read more

    Tricia O
    Botswana & Zimbabwe, Aug 2019
  • Sandra Fox

    I found them willing to discuss which trips are suitable for my requirements.

    They are very aware of costs and the type of experience you want, I was looked after very well met off the plane, directed to my small aircraft, looked after in every camp ... Read more

    Sandra Fox
    Botswana, Feb 2017
  • Andrea B

    We were completely satisfied with everything.

    Clyde was informative, knowledgable, personable and even called us at home in the US to discuss our requirements ... Read more

    Andrea B
    Botswana & Zimbabwe, May 2017
  • Dilini, Bhanu & Shalinda

    Incredible experience and our best trip to date!

    This was our fourth trip to Africa and certainly our best to date. We started planning nearly two years in advance and Clyde was with us every step of the way sharing his personal experiences and ideas ... Read more

    Dilini, Bhanu & Shalinda
    Botswana, Mar 2018
  • Anne and Andrew B

    Excellent service, demonstrating a high level of knowledge and experience, delivering top quality.

    Our experience throughout with Tailormade Africa was excellent. We felt that Clyde understood our requirements ... Read more

    Anne and Andrew B
    South Africa & Botswana, Apr 2018
  • Anne & Mal B

    Tailormade Africa perfectly crafted every single amazing detail of our return trip to Botswana!

    We trust, respect and adore our friend Clyde Beaty, co-founder of Tailormade Africa ... Read more

    Anne & Mal B
    Botswana, Jun 2018
  • Wael J

    Exceptional service with unparalleled level of attention to detail.

    Clyde at Tailormade Africa really takes the time to get to know you on personal level. Only once he's done that, he's able to recommend the right trip with the right budget. I highly recommend him ... Read more

    Wael J
    Botswana & Zambia, Aug 2018
  • Trevor & Alison P

    A memorable trip!

    We were delighted with the tailor made itinerary Clyde arranged to fulfil our long held wish to combine a journey on the Rovos Rail to Victoria Falls with a safari experience in Botswana ... Read more

    Trevor & Alison P
    Rovos Rail to Victoria Falls Zimbabwe & Botswana, Nov 2018
  • Simon

    A holiday of a lifetime!

    From the outset, Clyde has been fantastic. He tried very hard to understand our brief and came up with suggestions that we would never have considered on our own. He was flexible and willing to make changes ... Read more

    South Africa, Botswana & Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls), Dec 2018

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    Rob, Clyde & Sam have over 55 years of African safari experience between the three of them. Whether you are a seasoned Africa traveller or thinking about visiting the continent for the first time, we would love to hear from you.
    Speak to an expert at +44 1932 361807 (UK) or 1 844 390 1798 (USA Toll-free) or fill in the contact form below. Alternatively, email us at [email protected].

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