Extreme Sports and Adventures in Botswana
Botswana River adventures

When you think of Botswana, the first image that might come to mind is that of serene safaris through the Okavango Delta or encounters with iconic African wildlife.

But this captivating Southern African country has so much more to offer than just wildlife safaris.

If you’re an adrenaline junkie seeking heart-pounding excitement, Botswana won’t disappoint. From white river rafting to survival training, if you are looking to book a tour that will include some real adventure, here’s what to include in your Botswana tour (and if you are looking for help booking your tour, make sure that you contact our team at ATC, we can curate a once in a lifetime Botswana holiday just for you).

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Go White Water Rafting on the Mighty Zambezi River

Going on a thrilling white-water rafting expedition on the Zambezi River is the best way to kick off your adventurous African holiday.

While the Zambezi primarily flows through neighbouring Zambia, it forms the border between Zambia and Botswana near the iconic Victoria Falls where white water rafting is a popular past time.

If you are brave enough, you can take on the raging rapids, tackle foaming waves, and experience the utter exhilaration that can only be experienced out on the river.

Try out Skydiving Over the Okavango Delta

Imagine the rush of freefalling from an airplane, high above the picturesque landscapes of the Okavango Delta.

Skydiving in Botswana offers the most unique perspective on the delta’s intricate waterways and wildlife-rich islands, giving you views that you won’t see other than from the air.

Whether you’re a seasoned skydiver or a first-timer, this adventure will leave you with breathtaking memories.

Do some Quad Biking Across the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Botswana’s vast Makgadikgadi Salt Pans provide a dramatic backdrop for adrenaline-fueled quad biking.

Seated comfortably on your bike, you will tear across the wide open expanses of this salt desert, feeling the wind in your hair as you explore the ethereal landscape. The sheer sense of openness and isolation is an experience like no other and when compared to the other action packed options, this one is a little less hair raising and a lot more accessible.

Book Horseback Safaris in the Tuli Block

For an adventure that combines wildlife encounters with old world equestrian thrill, opting for a horseback safari in the Tuli Block is a unique experience that anyone can enjoy.

On this trip, you will ride through pristine wilderness areas, getting up close and personal with African wildlife all while experiencing the freedom and exhilaration of horse riding.

Climb Aboard and Enjoy a Helicopter Flight Over the Okavango Delta

Take your adventure to new heights with a helicopter flight over the Okavango Delta.

As you soar above this lush part of Botswana, you will marvel at the delta’s labyrinth of channels, islands, and wildlife from a bird’s-eye view.

This trip will also allow you to capture stunning aerial photographs as you immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Experience Sandboarding on the Makgadikgadi Pans

Swap snow for sand when you try your hand at sandboarding on the Makgadikgadi Pans!

As you glide down the towering dunes at exhilarating speeds, you will be testing your balance and seeing just how much of a daring spirit you have. With the sun setting over the vast salt pans, the experience is nothing short of magical.

Go on Kayaking Expeditions on the Thamalakane River

For a more peaceful yet adventurous experience, you can explore the Thamalakane River by kayak.

This is a slow experience, as you paddle gently through serene waterways, spotting a myriad of birdlife and enjoying the tranquility of the river. It’s a chance to connect with nature in a different way while still getting your adventure fix.

Learn on Bushman Walks and Survival Training

The last and possibly most interesting activity you can partake in when on your Botswana tour, is one that will teach you the survival skills of the Kalahari Bushmen, the indigenous people of the region. You can join guided bushman walks to learn about their unique way of life, including tracking, hunting, and gathering. This adventure offers a deep cultural immersion and a chance to connect with the land.