Botswana

Set in Southern Africa, Botswana is best known for its incredibly scenic landscapes which are home to an array of wildlife including the Big Five. The landscapes are characterised by fossilised river valleys, golden grasslands, lush palms, deep lagoons, undulating hills as well as the wetlands of the Okavango Delta and the vast scrub-dotted plains of the Kalahari Desert. This enchanting country offers one of the most exclusive safari experiences with a wide selection of luxury lodges and remote tented camps in a variety of wildlife-rich reserves such as the Chobe National Park. Known for having the highest population of elephants in the world, visitors flock here to catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Don’t miss the opportunity to view the lions of the Savuti Plains, watch the zebra migration on the vast Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, discover over 4000 ancient rock paintings in the Tsodilo Hills and enjoy a thrilling water safari amidst the world’s largest inland delta in a traditional dugout canoe.

Tourist Information

Language – Tswana and English.

Vaccination– Hepatitis A, Typhoid, measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot. Some travellers: Yellow fever, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Malaria

Currency– The Botswana Pula (BWP); 1 USD =10.4111BWP (estimated); price for bottle of imported beer in a restaurant is 17,00 P

Visa– required

Airports– Sir Seretse Khama International Airport, Maun International Airport, Kasane Airport, Francistown Airport.

Climate– Botswana’s climate is semi-arid, it is hot and dry for much of the year, with unpredictable regional rains experienced during the summer months. Heavy rainfall is often followed by strong sunshine, so you’ll need to be prepared for all seasons.

Best time to visit– The best time to visit Botswana is during June to September, the dry winter and spring seasons. October is an option if you can withstand the scorching heat.

Must visit– Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pan National Park, Tuli Block, Tsodilo Hills, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Linyanti Wetlands, Savuti National Park.

Food– Seswaa, Pop, Morogo, Goat meat stew, Braai meat, Vetkoek, Ditloo

Drinks– In Botswana is safe to drink tap water. All spirits and wines are imported. Beer gets produced locally: Castle, Lion and Black Label.

Tipping– 5 – 10 %

Journeys

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