What Are The Must-Visit Game Reserve Places In Botswana?

Botswana | 02 / 03/ 2023

By Falcon Safaris
Botswana Safari

Are you looking to plan a Botswana Safari? But are confused about the many Botswana Game Reserves. Don’t worry, we have created a list of must-visit Game Reserve places in Botswana.

Each Botswana Game Reserve has its unique quality. Botswana Wildlife is quite varied in each Game Reserve.

Botswana Game Reserves are government or privately owned. They are important in supporting the varied Botswana Wildlife.

Must-visit Game Reserves in Botswana

Botswana is famous for its well-known efforts to protect the planet’s natural Heritage. The following Game Reserves make a Botswana Safari even more beautiful.

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Central Kalahari Game Reserve is located at the heart of Botswana. It offers some amazing game-viewing opportunities. It’s remotely located. And is known as the second-largest game reserve on the planet.


Central Kalahari Game Reserve covers a large area of Kalahari. There are several entrance gates. The most commonly used are Matswere and Tsau Gate. The Xade Gate is a choice for those taking the long remote way from Ghanzi.

Park Fees (Approx.)

Vehicle entry fees are $1 – $3 for a vehicle with local registration and $4.50 – $6.50 for a vehicle with foreign registration per day.

Best Season to Visit

The Best Time to visit Central Kalahari is between December to March. called the wet season. this time, animals gather around pans in Deception Valley.

Reasons to Visit

  • The Heart of KalahariKalahari in the heartland of Botswana is different. It’s remote and the landscape is never-ending.
  • The Cry of Kalahari – The sounds of Botswana Wildlife is magnified in the Kalahari.
  • Learn the Bushmen Culture – When you visit Central Kalahari Game Reserve you can experience and learn the Bushmen Culture. They have been living there for more than 30,000 years.
  • Experience the flora and fauna of Kalahari – You can truly experience the rich wildlife and flora of Botswana.


  • Game Drives – There are roads linking the parts of the reserve. And it provides a basic landscape of the park. And, especially Game-viewing. There are some private places where off-roading is possible too.
  • Interact with Bushmen – The camps in the park have Bushmen trackers. The more private areas have villages. You can interact with the Bushmen there.
  • Walking Safari – You can experience a Botswana Walking Safari in the Kalahari. Most of the time there are Bushmen trackers present. And, one can know more about them.
  • Night Safari – You can also go on a Botswana Night Safari in the Kalahari. And you’ll be able to see the various nocturnal wildlife of the Central Kalahari.
  • StargazingCentral Kalahari is one of the best places for stargazing in Botswana. You can see the unpolluted, clear sky from your camp.


Central Kalahari Game Reserve is one of the must-visit places if you’re interested in Wildlife. It offers many Safari Packages for game viewing.

  • You can see predators like black-maned lions and leopards. You can also find wildebeests, honey-badgers, meerkats, brown hyenas, and African Wild Dogs.
  • Birding enthusiasts can find Northern Black Korhaan and Pale Chanting Goshawk as well. You can go on a Botswana Photographic Safari for the best experience.


Central Kalahari Game Reserve has many Lodges and Camps. Both Luxury Safari Lodges and Budget Safari Camps are present.

  • You can stay in Deception Valley Lodge or Dinaka Safari Lodge.
  • Camps include Edos Camp, Kalahari Plains Camp, and Tau Pan Camp.

Make sure to check out the different Safari Packages before booking your Botswana Safari.

Moremi Game Reserve

Moremi Game Reserve is located around the Okavango Delta. It’s a small reserve but is packed with special animals.

Moremi Game Reserve is one of the most beautiful reserves in Botswana. With low costs for Accommodations and varied activities, it’s practical as well.

It has lagoons, savannahs, and forests. For birdwatching enthusiasts, there are over 500 species of birds in Moremi Game Reserve.

Moremi Game Reserve is a popular destination for Botswana Safari. And it offers plenty of wildlife for people on a Botswana Honeymoon Safari. Groups on a Botswana Luxury Safari and people on a Botswana Budget Safari can have a great experience as well.


Moremi Game Reserve is in the north of Botswana. Around 100 miles from Maun Airport (MUB).

Park Fees

Adult daily fees cost are $11 – $15 and children’s costs are $5.50 – $7.50 (Non-residents).

Best Season to Visit

The Best season to visit Moremi Game Reserve is the dry season. From July to October. The timing can affect Safari Packages and rates and availability.

  • It also lies in a malaria risk zone so, antimalarial medication is recommended.
  • You can also combine your trips to Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta. As they’re only a charter flight away.

Reasons to Visit

No other Botswana Safari can match the ecosystem of Moremi Game Reserve. It also has one of the best game-viewing all year round.


Moremi Game Reserve offers you a variety of activities you can enjoy.

  • Horse Safari – You can hop on the back of a horse and enjoy game-viewing. And track elephants and other Botswana Wildlife.
  • Mokoro Ride – You can ride in a mokoro and witness the swampy marshlands. This is a great chance to witness hippopotamus, crocodiles, and many bird species.
  • Boat Safari – You travel in custom-made game-viewing boats to see the Botswana Wildlife.
  • Bush Safari – You can go on a guided Botswana Walking Safari in the Bush.


  • Moremi Game Reserve is home to many endangered species of mammals. These include cheetah, white and black rhinoceros, African Wild Dog, and Lion.
  • You can also find the big five during your Botswana Safari.

Other animals include giraffes, plains zebras, warthogs, baboons, hyenas, etc.


Luxury Safari Lodges and Budget Safari Camps are also present in Moremi Game Reserve.

  • You can stay in Khwai River Lodge.
  • Camps include Machaba Camp, Mombo Camp, and Khwai Tented Camp.

 Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park is known as the first National park of Botswana. It’s named after the Chobe River. It’s famous for its wildlife, water activities, wonderful lodges, and biodiversity.

A boat trip in the Chobe River is a great chance to witness some of the beautiful Botswana Wildlife and birdlife.

With a mixture of luxury and budget accommodations, Chobe National Park is a hotspot for a Botswana Family Safari.


Chobe National Park is located in the North of Botswana. It’s close to the border between Zimbabwe and Namibia. You can fly to Kasane Airport (BBK).

Park Fees

Adult daily fees are $13.20 -$15.20 and children are $5.61 – $7.61 (Non-residents)

Best Season to Visit

The Best Season to visit Chobe National Park is the dry season. From August to October. The timing can affect the cost of Botswana Safari Packages.

Reasons to Visit

A popular destination for Botswana Safari, it’s perfect for groups on a Botswana Luxury Safari. And, a wonderful Birding and Botswana Wildlife experience.


There are loads of activities that you can do in Chobe National Park such as

  • Village Tour – You can visit traditional tribal villages. And have an authentic Botswana experience.
  • Bush Safari – You can go on a guided Botswana Walking Safari and visit Chobe Forest Reserve.
  • Fishing – Visitors can experience a relaxed Fishing environment in Chobe National Park.
  • Photographic Tour – You can go on a Botswana Photographic Safari with like-minded people. And you can capture your favourite Botswana Safari moments.
  • Chobe Princess Boat Cruise – Called the Pride of Zambezi. You can book your suite in one of the five elegant cabins. And, experience a Botswana Luxury Safari.


  • Chobe National Park is a home for The Big Five.
  • It has Africa’s largest elephant population (around 50,000).
  • It has over 450 Bird Species.
  • Other animals include Blue Wildebeest, Cape Buffalo, Crocodile, Hippopotamus, Leopards, and many more.


  • You can stay in Lodges like Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge and Chobe Game Lodge.
  • You can also stay in luxury Houseboats.
  • The campgrounds are Savuti, Linyanti, and Ihaha.

  Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a wildlife and nature conservation area in Botswana. It’s located in the Kalahari Desert region. 73% of the park lies in Botswana.


The park is located in the south of Botswana, 520 miles from Gaborone.

Park Fees

Daily fees cost for adults is $26 – $30 and for children $13 – $15 (international visitors)

Best Season to Visit

The most pleasant time to visit Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is in the cooler winter months. From May to September. The timing can affect the rates of Botswana Safari Packages.

Reasons to Visit

  • Botswana Game-drives is one of the best reasons to visit Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
  • Birdwatching is excellent with great photographic opportunities.
  • It’s a popular destination for Botswana Budget Safaris.
  • There are many luxury lodges for you to stay in.


  • Mountain Bike Safari – You can travel different trails at a relaxed pace. And, follow elephant migration routes.
  • Auchterlonie Museum – You can visit this historical museum which contains different artifacts. You can also learn about Botswana Culture.
  • Game-safaris – They are some of the best in Botswana.


  • The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park has a large number of predators. Some of them include Lions, Cheetahs, Leopards, etc.
  • Springbok and Gemsbok are some antelope species.
  • It’s also a great place for Birding. It has over 300 bird species.


  • There are many lodges you can stay in like Xaus Lodge.
  • You can also stay in Luxury Chalets.
  • The Campsites are Mata Mata Rest camp and Nossob Rest Camp.

Ensure to visit the above-mentioned Botswana Game Reserves during your Botswana Safari. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us on the following details

+263 83 284 1840/1 or

Email: info@falconsafaris.com


When visiting Botswana make sure to visit the mentioned Game Reserves. And, you’re guaranteed to have a fulfilling time on your Botswana Trip. These Botswana Game Reserves have many Botswana Activities, game drives, and Botswana Wildlife that you will enjoy. And it will leave an excellent experience in your mind.

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