Situated in central southern Africa, Botswana lies at about 950 meters above sea level and more than 600 kilometers from the nearest coast. The country’s most striking features are its relative flatness and aridity. This makes the Okavango Delta even more remarkable: a wetland within a desert that receives its waters from rain falling in Angola, 1000 kilometers away.
Having achieved independence in 1966, Botswana has gone on to become a true African success story. The country’s leaders have adopted an innovative approach to tourism, believing that low-volume, experiential ecotourism was the best way to create a sustainable conservation economy and uplift communities while still preserving the environment.
While large mammals – and there are plenty of these – can steal the show on a Botswana safari, there are many other creatures to be seen, from brightly-colored birds to secretive antelope, and from frogs to fish. It’s often the pristine beauty of the landscapes and the sense of being in a remote wilderness that have the most lasting impact on visitors to Botswana.
Been To Botswana already?
Fancy seeing another part of Africa? Whether you’re still dreaming of your favorite safari memory or excited to visit the newest camp on the market, our dedicated Africa Specialists will guide you in choosing the perfect destination and experience while on the continent.
From the leopards of Londolozi or the refined hospitality at “The Place of Miracles” – Singita, the lodges of South Africa prove to be worth repeat visits for discerning safari lovers and avid adventure enthusiasts alike. A special opportunity for ATI Skye guests who choose to visit South Africa’s Londolozi Game Reserve involves our friend James Tyrrell, a beloved safari guide at Londolozi for many years who will return to the property as an ATI guest host.
In Cape Town, South Africa’s bustling, breathtaking coastal city, nestled between the dramatic peaks of Table Mountain and the roaring Atlantic Ocean, guests can find world class cuisine, unique specialty shopping and fascinating history around every corner. The Cape Winelands offers guests the chance to slow down and take in the incredible wine, gourmet dining and luxury hospitality that this area takes a keen interest in perfecting.
How about venturing to Rwanda to climb with the Mountain Gorilla’s? Once ATISkye lands in Victoria Falls, allow us to whisk you via private plane to Kigali Rwanda where we will have a customize itinerary for you. Each day the group will aim to encounter different gorilla families to ensure diversity in your experience. The families will be determined that morning, and the assignments will be guided by our interest, ability, and where the animals were last seen.
Namibia on your mind? Well we can take care of that too! Namibia is distinguished by the Namib Desert along its Atlantic Ocean coast. The country is home to diverse wildlife, including a significant cheetah population. In the north, Etosha National Park’s salt pan calls a variety of wildlife including rhinos and giraffes that any traveller would be thrilled to see.
Allow us to create a memorable departure for you and your crew, you pick your party and we’ll make it perfect!