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At BotswanaAway we aim to give you the safari experience that you want and that you deserve.  For us that means no pre-prepared itineraries or packages and allowing you, our client, to decide where you go and what you do.  Of course, our extensive knowledge of Botswana and its lodges allows us to make recommendations to help you get the best safari possible, but in the end YOU have the final say over your itinerary.

BotswanaAway is a sub-section of AfricaAway, itself a branch of the highly regarded tour operator, The Away Company, noted for quality travel in both Africa and Spain.

“We go to great lengths to plan the smallest details ensuring the highest quality experience for each and every one of our guests.”

Unlike many other tour operators and agents, we are an independent, privately-owned company, with no vested interest in working with any particular lodge or camp. Hence we are free to construct your itinerary in a totally objective manner, choosing only those destinations that we believe will best suit your personal aspirations. We understand your dream - we understand that a Botswana safari, for many of our guests, is a once in a lifetime adventure. We therefore go to great lengths to plan the smallest details ensuring the highest quality experience for each and every one of our guests.


Introducing BotswanaAway

Our Safaris

A comprehensive guide to the wide variety of exciting activities you can get up to while on safari in Botswana, and information on our specialist safaris.

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Find out about Botswana as a destination, including where in the country you can visit and the various attractions and highlights of each National Park, private concession, and other areas of interest.

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For all the information on the lodges, camps and hotels where you will actually stay, including photos, prices, itineraries and reviews.

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General Info

For any other questions you may have, including information on what to take on safari in Botswana, health precautions, when to travel and more.

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Contact Us

Contact us by 'phone, email or post.   Our experts are on hand to provide advice on all safari matters, no matter how trivial.  Getting in touch is the best way to get the information you need.

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My Safari

There is a lot of information on this website about all the lodges, parks, activities and itinerary possibilities that are involved with a safari in Botswana. That is why we have created the "My Safari" tool, which allows you to add your favourites to a wish list when planning your safari and browsing the site. When you are happy with your choices you can then email the list to us for help putting your itinerary together or to friends and family to share your ideas - and the list will be saved for you for when you return to the BotswanaAway website.

For more information and to view your selections, visit the My Safari page.


Planning Your Safari

Many people nowadays are accustomed to booking the various components of their holiday - flights, accommodation and so on - directly over the internet. However this is probably not a good idea in Africa, where internal flights and local ground transport need to be arranged, in addition to a possibly quite complex itinerary involving a number of accommodation providers. BotswanaAway pledges that, if booking through us, the cost that you will pay is no more than it would have been if you had indeed booked each element directly with the provider concerned - we derive our income solely from the conventional agents' commission that is made available to us.

How much will a Safari in Botswana cost me?

We are constantly striving to find good quality accommodation at reasonable prices in Botswana.  It is not always an easy job!  Because of the nature of the Botswana private concession structure, the few lodges that exist have something of a monopoly on tourism, and charge accordingly.  The Botswana government has always eschewed mass tourism, preferring to keep Botswana Parks and reserves as exclusive as possible.  While this is great for keeping the standards high and the numbers down, it means a safari in Botswana is considerably more costly than visiting Tanzania or Zambia.  Typical lodge prices in the Okavango Delta or Linyanti area are around $800 per person per night, and the cost of travelling from camp to camp (normally via charter plane) also has to be factored in, so for a 10 night safari visiting the more popular areas in high season you should be looking to budget £5 - £6,000 per person, plus international flights.  You can make SUBSTANTIAL savings by travelling at off-peak times, but do plan with care as some areas are far from their best during the wet season.  For more information on planning your budget, and good options for affordable safaris please contact us on 0121 472 1541.


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