Solo holiday in Botswana

Botswana can be an invigorating, eye-opening, relaxing, and a somewhat spiritual experience for solo travellers; although most activities are conducted in a group, so one is never really alone. The Okavango Delta has a number of very small camps, which would create the peaceful and intimate experience a solo traveller might prefer, particularly if it is water-based and offers the serene activity of a mokoro excursion. Alternatively, solo travellers looking to join a group would benefit greatly from an overland safari tour, which covers most of Botswana’s prime destinations.

Solo traveller in Botswana

Highlights

Travelling solo allows the opportunity to meet new people and create lasting relationships with like-minded individuals; particularly on longer lasting tours or itineraries, such as an overland trip, when a group stays together throughout. It is incredibly rewarding to explore a destination as untamed as Botswana on a journey of discovery, contemplation, peace-seeking, or renewal if the purpose of one’s solo trip is indeed to enjoy it alone.

mokoro excursion on a botswana safari

Travel tips

Guests travelling alone but not necessarily looking to be alone will be right at home in the Okavango Delta, Moremi, or Chobe National Park where safari lodges offer anywhere between three and 15 bedrooms and cater for guests travelling as a single or a group. Meal times and activities are shared and take place at set times, so the experience is enjoyed as a group and individuals are not likely to get a unique experience at a lodge.

expert advice for a botswana safari


Our Recommended Itinerary

Epic Botswana Adventure (9 days)

day 1 to 2

Chobe River Front

day 3 to 4

Okavango Delta

day 5 to 6

day 7 to 8

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Popular Botswana Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Family | Passage Through Southern Africa in a Luxury Train (10 days)

Passage Through Southern Africa in a Luxury Train (10 days)

Weave your way through a safari medley that introduces you to the mighty Victoria Falls, a remote slice of the Okavango Delta and the African gems in between....

 | Camping in Moremi Game Reserve (5 days)

Camping in Moremi Game Reserve (5 days)

Watch the Okavango Delta come alive with the sounds of bird calls, the roar of lions in one of the most beautiful reserves in Botswana...

Dhow at andBeyond Benguerra Island | Luxury Land and Sea Safari in Botswana and Mozambique (10 days)

Luxury Land and Sea Safari in Botswana and Mozambique (10 days)

Experience the Okavango Delta and the tropical Indian Ocean island of Benguerra for the best of both the bush and the beach...

 | Wild Botswana and Zimbabwe Safari (10 days)

Wild Botswana and Zimbabwe Safari (10 days)

Tour the pristine habitats of Botswana and Zimbabwe's finest wildlife-rich assets with the twist of refined luxury...

 | Pangolin Photography Tour of Botswana (7 days)

Pangolin Photography Tour of Botswana (7 days)

Immerse yourself in the wildlife and stunning natural beauty of the Chobe riverfront and pristine Okavango Delta as you capture nature's most spectacular beauty...

 | Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)

Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)

This Southern Africa safari adventure will take you to the tip of the African continent...

 | Best of Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls

Best of Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls

Travel from enigmatic red sands and surreal pans to rugged coastline and open plains, before exploring pristine waterways and scenic rivers - Kwando, Chobe and lastly, the mighty Zambezi River...

 | Victoria Falls and Chobe Encounter (5 days)

Victoria Falls and Chobe Encounter (5 days)

Encounter the smoke that thunders and explore the land of giants in the Chobe National Park...

 | Botswana Premium Safari Collection (8 days)

Botswana Premium Safari Collection (8 days)

Choose our Botswana premier collection and experience a traditional big game wildlife safari in one of Africa’s top destinations. ...

 | Best of Africa Safari (16 days)

Best of Africa Safari (16 days)

Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango Delta – one of Africa's Seven Natural Wonders – to the endangered mountain gorillas and East Africa's Great Migration...



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