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Things to do in Botswana

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Botswana. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Botswana attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Botswana to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Botswana.

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  • Abercrombie & Kent

    The Abercrombie & Kent travel agency began as an African safari company, founded by Geoffrey Kent and his parents in 1962. Today, the company organ... More
  • Craig Beal

    Special booking: It helps to have entertained the GM’s of many of Southern Africa’s top hotels and camps in your own house. Beal recently organized... More
  • Desert and Delta Safaris

  • Jeanie Fundora

    Insider clout: For VIP American clients in need of top security for a trip to East Africa, Fundora arranged to charter the private helicopter of a ... More
  • Judy Udwin

    Insider clout: For a couple’s seven-year-old twins, Udwin organized a separate safari itinerary that included a private chef (who whipped up pizza ... More
  • Julian Harrison

    Insider clout: In Limpopo, Harrison arranges access to the 19th hole at Legend Golf & Safari Resort—the longest, as well as the highest, par three ... More
  • Ker & Downey

    This outfitter aims to provide life-changing experiences through environmental conservation and social philanthropy. This community- and conservati... More
  • Norman Pieters

    Special booking: For a high-profile client’s safari, Pieters worked with a worldwide security company and orchestrated a soup-to-nuts custom trip, ... More
  • Phoebe Weinberg

    Insider clout: Weinberg's connections reach far across South Africa. Examples: on Robben Island, she can arrange a meeting with a former ANC offici... More
  • Robert Malmberg

    Five decades of travel experience have made Robert Malmberg’s Boston-based agency one of the nation’s best. A member of the elite Signature Travel ... More
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    Sanctuary Retreats

    Since 1999, this U.K.-based company has managed a small portfolio of luxury lodges, safari camps, and cruise ships in ecological and cultural desti... More
  • Wilderness Safaris

    A safari operator with 70 camps in nine countries, Wilderness has been a champion of responsible travel in Africa for nearly 30 years. Overseeing a... More
  • Zambezi Queen

    Picture yourself in a top-deck whirlpool with a glass of Stellenbosch Pinot Blanc, watching for elephants, hippos, or rare puku antelope in the Nam... More

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