Botswana

About Botswana

Welcome to Botswana. Botswana is packed with prolific wildlife and lush landscapes. Botswana Destinations offer a land of wild tablelands Chobe National Park, lush grasslands of Okavango Delta, barren Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, the vast Kalahari Desert & many more. Its natural beauty combined with a national focus on conservation makes for a great safari experience. With several parks and reserves, a Botswana Safari offers a topmost choice for wildlife enthusiasts. If you're looking for nature shows of Africa, then Botswana Africa is the right place.

Experience Botswana Wildlife from big to small on your Botswana Tours. Book your stay at one of the best Botswana Accommodations for a long lasting impact. To truly discover the Botswana Tourist Attractions, we’ll create a tailor-made Botswana Holidays. It helps to give you the options to choose between the variety of lodges and luxury tented camps, finding the perfect game viewing, locations and Things To Do In Botswana for you.

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Botswana Things To Do
Botswana Things To Do-Bird Watching, Game Drives, Guided Walks
Botswana Tourism
Botswana Tourism-Stunning Beauty, Unimaginable Vastness
Botswana Wildlife
Botswana WildlifeLion, Leopard, Elephant, Black Rhino & Buffalo
Botswana Safari Packages
Botswana Safari Packages- Top Most Safaris, Wildlife Tours & Activities
Botswana Safari Cost
Botswana Safari Cost - Between $125 & $1,500 Per Person Per Night
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Botswana Travel Facts- Population, Airport, Flights, Culture & Map
Botswana Travel Requirements
Botswana Travel Requirements- Visa, Currency, Travel Insurance & Packing List
Botswana Accommodations
Botswana Accommodations- Budget, Midrange. Luxury Camps & Lodges
Best Time To Visit Botswana
Best Time To Visit Botswana - Between May & October during the dry season

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Why Go to Botswana?

Botswana is a great safari destination that boasts outstanding wildlife density and variety, and it is wild and organic without fences and developed tourist facilities. In this sense, it attracts adventurous travellers who are loving about nature and wildlife experiences and who are not nervous in the presence of wild animals. Keen photographers would benefit greatly from a Botswana Holiday at different times of the year, as varying locations offer unique and interesting natural scenery, not to mention superb wildlife activity to capture.

Botswana’s primary attraction is its vast wilderness. From the endless palm-covered islands of the Okavango Delta, to the moonscape saltpans of the Makgadikgadi region, it’s the perfect destination for anyone seeking pristine, unfenced surroundings.

The terrain in Botswana is rough with plenty of dust, thick sand, and seasonal flooding, so exploring the country by road – which includes long morning game drives in areas like Savuti – means packing an adventurous spirit and tolerance for the natural elements. On the other hand, Botswana has some impeccable luxury options, with exclusive airstrips, seamless service, world-class food, and supreme comfort, which bring extreme comfort to visitors willing to pay.

Botswana is easily sewn into an itinerary including Victoria Falls and the Kruger National Park, Zimbabwe’s Hwange and Mana Pools, Zambia’s South Luangwa, and Namibia’s Caprivi Strip; so travellers planning a southern Africa trip should consider including Botswana.

Best Time To Visit Botswana

Botswana is the top most safari destination with the best time to visit between June to August. Also, April and May are the Best Time For Safari In Botswana, however, you should expect sprinkled rain showers.

  • Average summer temperatures: 18°C to 38°C
  • Average winter temperatures: 6°C to 27°C
  • Rainy season: October/November to March/April

The Best Time To Visit Botswana — especially for those wanting to go on a Botswana Safari — is during the dry season (May through October), when the grass is low and the trees have less foliage, making it easier to spot animals.

Botswana Climate is mostly hot and dry, and the country's dry season, a popular time to visit, is countered by a distinct rainy season that offers benefits of its own.

In summary, the Best Time To Go To Botswana is:

  • May to September is the most popular time to visit, with clear days and cooler temperatures. This is the best time to for game drives giving you high chances of seeing some of the big five and some beautiful birdlife.
  • October and April are shoulder seasons between summer and winter and therefore are still likely to have fairly dry, bright days.

Get the Best Time To Visit Botswana for climate charts on the best wildlife-viewing times.

Flights & Getting To & Around Botswana

The easiest and fastest way to Travel To Botswana is a connecting flight from Johannesburg International Airport (O.R Tambo) in South Africa, although there are also connecting flights from Cape Town and Windhoek (Namibia) available.

From the moment you reach at Botswana, our Travel guides will be there to welcome you. Also we ensure the smooth transfers from airport to camp, camp to camp, and back to your departure point, mainly the Airport.

GaboroneFly to Sir Seretse Khama - Botswana's main international airport - from Johannesburg. Most Botswana Safari travellers avoid it and fly directly to one of the two airports below.

Maun: Daily Botswana Flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town will provide easy access to the Okavango Delta's gateway airport.

Kasane: Fly to Chobe's gateway from Johannesburg, Gaborone or Maun.

For travellers, it is more common to fly into Maun Airport (MUB) and Kasana Airport (BBK). When combining a Safari In Botswana with a visit to Victoria Falls, it is common to fly into Maun and depart from Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) in Zimbabwe or Livingstone Airport (LVI) in Zambia.

Charter flights on small aircraft are the best way to getting from place to place in Botswana. Also game drives directed in open-sided 4X4 vehicles.

What To Pack For Botswana Safari

When Packing For A Botswana Safari, practicality is key. In the summer months, choose clothing in neutral colours and wear lightweight long-sleeved clothing at night and in the early mornings to protect against mosquitoes.

It is best to layer up as the days are still warm and sunny but the night time temperatures can drop close to freezing point during the cooler months.

The most practical items to pack for your Botswana Safari are:

  • Clothes in khaki, green, beige and neutral colours
  • Long-sleeved shirts that offer protection from the sun and mosquitoes
  • T-shirts
  • Shorts or a light skirt
  • Jeans or safari trousers for evenings and cooler days
  • Jackets and sweaters for early morning and late afternoon game drives
  • A lightweight waterproof jacket in case of rain
  • Swim and beachwear
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellent, moisturiser and lip salve
  • Binoculars and camera equipment

Visa & Passport Requirements For Botswana

A Botswana Visa for tourist can be obtained on arrival at the airport. Citizens of the Britain, Australia, Canada, USA and some EU countries do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days.

British citizens don’t need a visa when travelling to Botswana if they are staying for 90 days or less. Your passport must be valid for an additional six months from the date of your entry in Botswana. You also need three clear pages in your passport.

Visitors holding passports from countries that are classified as ‘exempt’ do not need to apply for a visa prior to arriving in Botswana. Instead, they are issued with a short-stay visa at the point of entry for a period of time relevant to the status of the visitor’s country. The time it takes to process a Botswana Visa is 21 working days, this is for all visa types and for all non-exempt countries. Unfortunately, Botswana does not yet allow e-visas.

It is advised to apply for your Botswana visa 1 to 2 months before your trip. The duration of a Botswana visa depends on the number of entries it allows. Botswana multiple entry tourist visa allows a stay of 3 months and is valid for 3 months. While a single-entry visa allows a stay of one month and is valid for one month.

Please check for the latest updates about Visa with your local Botswana Embassies or Consulates, or travel agents, before your departure. It is vital that you carry a valid passport to ease your stay.

Botswana Food

You will find different Botswana Food depending on the region you visit.

Sorghum and pearl millet are important food crops in Botswana. Normally it is cultivated in the Kalahari. Also many people eat bogobe. The local beef is famous. Seswaai is unique to the country but Botswana Cuisine also borrows from other parts of Africa. Pap, samp, and the tasty sounding mopane worms are popular.

The Most Popular Food In Botswana includes…..

  • Dikgobe
  • Mogodu
  • Seswaa
  • Vetkoek
  • Phaphatha
  • Traditional Style Chicken
  • Porridge or “bogobe”
  • Traditional Drinks

Many soft drinks and alcoholic drinks are produced in factories in Botswana, including Fanta and Coca-Cola. Local brands are Castle and Lion beers. Milk is fermented to make madila (sour milk) which is eaten on its own or added to porridge. A favorite non-alcoholic homemade drink is ginger beer.

Botswana Wildlife

Botswana Wildlife offers the wild and remote, with some of the most prolific Animals in Africa. Botswana has a prosperity of big African animals such as elephant, giraffe, hippo, buffalo and zebra. Big cats aren’t as widespread, but there are still quite lions to spot. Rhino is also making a comeback here. You can find endangered antelopes and African wild dogs in some of the country’s parks.

The wilds of Northern Botswana safeguard the largest elephant population in the world. Huge breeding herds and large solitary bulls traverse the landscapes of Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve. 

  • Chobe also boasts the highest bird species diversity in Botswana (468 species), including birds found nowhere else in the country.
  • Savute, in the western Chobe region is notorious for its large lion prides, historically numbering up to 30-odd individuals. Savuti’s vast savanna plains are perfect for enjoying sightings of Burchell’s zebra, tsessebe, giraffe, and impala.
  • The Okavango Delta is also the best place to see the near-endemic Slaty Egret, Wattled Crane, and special waterbirds such as the Lesser Jacana, White-backed night heron and African skimmer.
  • At Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Shallow waters flood over seemingly endless pans, attracting thousands of flamingos. Along the Boteti River you can watch Southern Africa’s largest zebra migration here.

Is Botswana Safe?

Botswana is considered as one of the safest countries in Africa to travel in. Also, tourism is welcomed and valued by the local people in general. There is no reason for tourists to feel unsafe anywhere in Botswana in terms of crime. Botswana Travel Safety is always prioritized by Falcon Safaris.

To stay safe on Botswana Safari, just follow our instructions. When on a self-drive safari, get familiar with the rules of the parks and reserves, never approach animals too close and don’t leave your vehicle outside designated safe areas.

If you travel to remote areas, plan your trip ahead of time and make the travel and accommodation arrangements in advance.  Take emergency supplies (including water and fuel) and be prepared for off-road driving conditions. In extremely remote areas, travel in a group or with a satellite phone in case of a breakdown.

Taking photographs or using video equipment near military and government installations is prohibited. Always ask permission before taking photographs of people in Botswana.

Botswana is one of the few African countries that it is safe for children to visit. Travelling with your child in Botswana should not have many problems. Children should remain within your sight at all times, especially when you are travelling.

Botswana Currency

US Dollars are normally used in Botswana. But, it is significant to bring local currency in smaller denominations during your Botswana Safari Trip, for small payments, tips, etc. Your Money can be swapped at Botswana Airport, Bureaux de Change, authorized dealers, and banks.

The currency in Botswana is Pula, which is a Tswana word meaning “rain”. Rain is cherished and welcomed because it brings life to the Kalahari. Pula is used throughout the country and is the accepted form of payment in restaurants, shops, and at hotels or lodges; however, most places in Maun, Kasane, Francistown, Gaborone, and other major towns accept international bank cards. ATMs are located in the above mentioned towns and one can withdraw cash before heading into the parks and reserves where there are unlikely to be card facilities. Foreign currency is often accepted as a tip or gratuity to helpful staff and safari guides.

Botswana Banks accepts the following foreign currencies: US Dollars, Pounds Sterling, Euro and South African Rands in cash.

Credit and debit cards, including International Visa and MasterCard, are accepted at most lodges. However, Express and Diners Club are not accepted by the banks of Botswana either by the camps.

Botswana Culture

Botswana has a typically homogenous culture with strong beliefs. Most people are Christian and Tswana-speaking but English is widely spoken. Also, many San Bushmen still follow their traditional way of life. Most of the Botswana Population lives especially in the capital city of Gaborone, leaving much of the country fully wild and unoccupied.

Moreover Botswana Culture is famous every year in a memorial festival called 'Letsatsi la Ngwao' - Botswana Culture Day.

Travellers greeting local Batswana will notice that the spoken “dumela rra/mma” (man/woman) is accompanied by a handshake with the right hand while the left hand moves to gently grasp one’s own right forearm. This greeting is commonly shared between local people, and tourists are welcome to take part in the tradition.

A large number of people from Botswana and indeed southern Africa belong to a religion called Zionism, which is based on a fusion of African traditions and the Christian faith. Members of the ZCC (Zion Christian Church), by religious guidance, do not eat pork, drink alcohol, or consume drugs, while some solely consume the white meat of chicken and fish, eradicating red meat from their diets altogether.

Zionists can be recognised by some items of clothing, which on days of worship consist mostly of yellow and green, while most members often wear a lapel or badge of green cloth adorned with a metal badge indicating which branch of the church they belong to. Men also wear hats to indicate their religious affiliation.

Botswana Travel Insurance

Complete Botswana Travel Insurance is encouraged for anyone travelling through Botswana. It is no secret that these adventures of a lifetime come with their associated risks, i.e. wild animals, challenging terrain and road conditions, and poor public health services, so taking out travel and medical insurance that will cover specific area-related medical emergencies or unexpected incidents is the safest and most recommended way to go.

Before embarking on a Trip To Botswana, travellers should make sure they have comprehensive medical cover for specific activities they might like to participate in while on Botswana Holiday. One should be covered for any incidents relating to wild animals and should have authorisation for a medical evacuation, so that the necessary measures can be taken in an emergency in a remote area. Taking out insurance to protect cash, camera equipment, and baggage is also advisable, and should fall under comprehensive cover. It is recommended that prior to departure, travellers have a copy of their medical and travel insurance policies and an emergency phone number to call so that this information is available when fellow travellers, guides, lodge staff, or emergency personnel might need it.

Travel Insurance For Botswana should also be taken out to cover the traveller in case of an unexpected change in holiday itinerary or an unforeseen cancellation. One should also ensure they have access to money via credit card or an electronic funds transfer, as it is likely that payment for medical treatment will have to be paid up front and then claimed back from the insurance company later.

Botswana Safari Cost

Botswana Safari Cost is mostly depending upon the Lodges/Camps fee. The starting price for the more basic lodges/ camps is £500 per person per night and inclusions vary. Luxury lodge/ camp prices start from £900 per person per night and are generally fully inclusive. Prices can get up to circa £2,000 per person per night; when you pay this you are paying for some of the best properties in the world.

Botswana is an expensive holiday destination in comparison to neighbouring safari country, South Africa. Lodges and camps charge high prices, and additional activities, private guides, exclusive use of lodges or game viewers come at a fair price too. Domestic flights and national park fees add to costs.

A great Holiday In Botswana would last about a week to ten days, giving travellers enough time to see at least two of the country’s best natural areas; perhaps the Okavango Delta, Savuti Marsh, and Chobe River. Booking to visit during peak season would also ensure the best wildlife experience, and the most comfortable weather conditions; however, this would also up the price of the visit. A week-long Botswana Safari Holiday visiting the three destinations mentioned here during peak season in Botswana could cost about US$8000 per person.

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Botswana Safari in January

This is one of Botswana’s highest rainfall months with an average of 100mm falling in often unpredictable and heavy downpours, and as a result January is not the most popular time to visit. It does mean that prices are a lot lower, making this prime safari destination more accessible to travellers on a lower budget. Birding is excellent at this time of year; however the water levels in the Delta are low, and the presence of water means wildlife is scattered.

Botswana’s climate is fairly regular and consistent, with hot, wet summers and mild, dry winters. The north gets the most rain, and precipitation decreases steadily as you head south. December and January are the wettest months, with average daily temperatures between 30°C and 35°C, and hot days approaching 40°C. The most extreme conditions are in the Central Kalahari, but even there nights seldom drop below 15°C.

Botswana Safari in February

Perhaps Botswana’s rainiest month with long showers, and hot and humid weather, temperatures ranging from mid-20s to 30s(C).

The heavy rain makes some parts of the parks (i.e. Moremi) either inaccessible or very tricky to navigate by road, but in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the landscape is a green, grassy paradise with lots of newborn antelope and a great variety of birds.

Botswana Safari in March

The steady drop in temperature and rainfall continues throughout March, but hot days across the country can still reach the mid 30°C’s. In the south and centre of Botswana, cold nights can drop to 10°C, but tend to stay between 15°C and 20°C in the north. There are still afternoon thunderstorms every few days, which keep the atmosphere clear. March remains an excellent month for spectacular landscape photography.

Botswana Safari in April

The April/May shoulder season is an excellent time to visit Botswana. By April, rainfall has almost completely ceased across the country, although there may still be a few scattered showers. Everywhere is still green and most pans still hold some water, but what is available is getting scarcer, forcing both predators and prey to stay near. Average daytime temperatures are now about 30°C and nights hover around 15°C – pleasant enough for long evenings around the campfire, while also allowing for a more comfortable sleep.

Botswana Safari in May

May is the beginning of Botswana’s dry winter season and there’s usually no rain at all anywhere in the country. Average daytime temperatures range from 25°C to 30°C, and it’s generally slightly warmer in the north and cooler in the south. Evenings in the north are now regularly below 15°C and by the end of the month, nights in the Kalahari can fall close to freezing. May is one of the best all-round months for visiting Botswana, with good to excellent game viewing, mild, dry weather and relatively quiet campsites and parks that get much busier later in the season.

Botswana Safari in June

June is another excellent month to visit Botswana, although the parks get busier from around the 20th as schools in neighbouring South Africa break for winter holidays. These usually run from the last week of June to mid-July and campsites across Botswana book up quickly. Late June marks the start of the high season in Botswana and July to October is the busiest time. Make sure you book your campsites well in advance.

June and July are Botswana’s coldest months and night-time temperatures in the Kalahari can drop below freezing. In the north, it rarely freezes, but lows of 5°C are common and morning game drives can be very cold. Daytime temperatures are roughly the same across the country, averaging between 20°C and 25°C. As ever, the north is warmer and hot days may still reach 30°C.

Botswana Safari in July

July is the start of Botswana’s busy season and camps and lodges can book out far in advance. Botswana’s parks and reserves don’t have that many public camping areas and most are small and spread far apart. This makes finding space tricky during peak times, but also means that even when the campsites are at their fullest, Botswana’s parks never feel overly crowded.

Botswana Safari in August

August remains extremely dry across Botswana, although by the end of the month there may be a brief shower somewhere in the south. Temperatures, however, are already beginning to rise and while nights in the Kalahari can still fall below freezing, sub-zero mornings are the exception not the norm. Daytime temperatures also climb rapidly during August and hot days across the country will regularly top 30°C. August is very a popular safari month in Botswana and campsites and lodges should be booked far in advance.

Botswana Safari in September

Northern Botswana stays completely dry during September, but the centre and south may receive a few scattered showers. Temperatures climb rapidly throughout the month and no longer drop below 0°C, even in the Kalahari. Average lows are between 10°C and 15°C, a bit cooler in the south and warmer in the north. By the end of September, the days are hot everywhere, averaging over 30°C and approaching 40°C in Maun and Kasane. September is another busy month in Botswana, and the popular northern camps should be booked well in advance.

September and October are particularly impressive along the Chobe and Linyanti Rivers. Thousands of animals rely on these waters for survival, especially elephants, which can drink up to 200 litres of water a day. After a long, hot day foraging for food, hundreds of elephants gather along the river, often running the last few metres, trumpeting wildly in their excitement and thirst.

Botswana Safari in October

October is Botswana’s hottest month and temperatures can exceed 40°C in the north of the country. The south is a bit cooler, but not by much. Nights in the south average between 15°C and 20°C, and in the far north are often much warmer. In the south and centre the rains usually come earlier, with the first afternoon thunderstorms bringing some relief. In the north, it rarely rains until the end of the month and the rainy season doesn’t start properly until mid-November. Despite the heat, October is a popular safari month, especially along the Chobe River which is famous for its herds of thirsty elephant.

Botswana Safari in November

November is the spring shoulder season in Botswana, a time of soaring thunderclouds, returning migrant birds and, once the rains arrive, fields of new-born calves. It’s still very hot, with daily highs of 35°C to 40°C across the country, and it can get even hotter in the north where nights are humid and often well over 20°C. The start of the rainy season is always hard to predict, but good years can see early November rainfall in the south and central Kalahari, while Moremi and Chobe usually have to wait until later in the month.

Botswana Safari in December

December and January are Botswana’s wettest months, with afternoon thunderstorms a regular feature across the country. The rains are cooling, but daytime temperatures remain high, averaging in the low 30°C’s, but with hot days of up to 40°C or more. Nights tend to be humid and warm, often not dropping below 20°C. The clear atmosphere and thunderclouds make for excellent photographs, and you can expect a spectacular thunderstorm every few days.

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Bird Watching in Botswana

There are some excellent places for Bird Watching In Botswana. Chobe’s impressive diversity of habitats make it home to the highest variety of bird species (468) in Botswana. A drive or boat cruise along the Chobe River will offer plenty of opportunities to see the conspicuous African Fish Eagle. African Skimmers arrive at Chobe’s riverbanks in the beginning of winter. Other migrant species are Yellow-billed Kites, Woodland Kingfishers and the very striking Carmine Bee Eaters and other common water birds of the area are African Spoonbills, Squacco Herons, Open-billed Storks, Black Herons, Great Egrets, Pied Kingfishers, African Jacanas and Yellow-billed Storks.

In Chobe’s forested areas, birders should look out for Schalow’s and Purple-crested Turacos, Trumpeter and Crowned hornbills, Crested Guinea fowls, Racket-tailed Rollers, Brown-necked Parrots and Narina Trogons (summer only).

The Linyanti Swamps are home to the endemic Slaty Egret and a good place to see small waders such as the Lesser Jacana and African Painted Snipe. Gregarious Southern Carmine Bee Eaters nest on Linyanti’s dry floodplains, an unusual choice for a bird that usually favors riverbanks.

Boat Cruise in Botswana

Boat Cruise In Botswana can be organized by one of the many riverside safari operators. The Chobe waterfront is the most commercial part of Chobe National Park, close to the town of Kasane. There are a number of large hotels and lodges along the river, although Chobe Game Lodge is the only lodge along the river that falls within the park’s boundaries. The public campsite along the river is called Ihaha.

The Chobe Riverfront is Africa dressed to her fullest splendor. The broad life-giving waters of the river, bounded by expansive floodplains, are best seen by boat. Cruising or drifting along at eye-level offers unbeatable photographic opportunities for wildlife and birds: African skimmers carve out silver lines in the water as they skim metres from the boats edge, while hippos yawn and humph, rising out of the water adorned with lavish aquatic headdresses. Guests can also get an up-close look at enormous crocodiles lazing on the white shores of islands and riverbanks, and it’s not unusual to see lions dozing in the shade of riverside woodlands.

Horseriding in Botswana

Horseriding In Botswana are run by Ride Botswana on Uncharted Africa’s private concessions. Two hour long trips as well as multi-day riding safaris suitable for more experienced horse riders can be arranged.

Exploring the Makgadikgadi from the saddle of a well-trained horse can be a truly marvelous escapade. It is a completely different Botswana Safari Experience, evocative of the adventures of Africa’s early European settlers who often chose this way of moving through the great savannas of Africa. Cantering on the remote expanses of the salt pans and surrounding coppery grasslands is to feel a giddy, soaring sense of freedom. Being on a horse is an unobtrusive way to get up close to herds of zebra and other plains game while cheetahs and lions can be gazed at from a distance.

Mokoro Safari in Botswana

The most familiar way to explore the Okavango’s meandering channels and hidden lagoons is on a guided Mokoro Safari in Botswana. These traditional wooden dugouts are still used extensively in the region for fishing and transport, especially near Maun and Seronga.

A mekoro trip gives you the best possible chance to catch a glimpse of the rare and secretive sitatunga antelope. Sitatunga love quiet backwaters with floating papyrus islands and usually feed while being partially submerged in water. They are expertly designed for swamp life with splayed, elongated hooves that enable them to tread soft marshlands with ease. When a mokoro approaches, these shy ungulates will commonly swim away, with only their nuzzle sticking out of the water. Other interesting creatures to look out for are colourful Painted Reed frogs and tiny Long Reed frogs (usually hugging onto reeds), malachite and pied kingfishers, pygmy geese, African and lesser jacanas and day and night water lilies.

Mokoro Trips In Botswana are available at many of the water-based camps and lodges in the Okavango and in Maun for self-drivers. It’s a good idea to check with the safari operator you booking through beforehand because in many places mokoro safaris are seasonal and water level dependent.

Quad Biking in Botswana

A Quad Biking in Botswana adventure especially in Kalahari should be on the bucket list of all daring adrenalin seekers. Revving through the isolated moon-like vistas of the Makgadikgadi gives travellers the luxury of disconnecting with time and space. On a multi-day trip, riders can sprawl out beneath the stars in the evening, blissfully cocooned in comfy bedrolls. These extended trips can also include stopovers at Kubu Island and Chapman’s baobab.

Many safari operators in the area offer quad biking, including more budget friendly places like the wonderfully quirky Planet Baobab. If sleeping under the stars excites you but quad biking doesn’t, Meno a Kwena offers beautiful sleep out excursions.

Walking With Meerkats In Botswana

Walking With Meerkats In Botswana offers a truly unique and intimate experience with one of the most sociable and resourceful desert-adapted creatures on earth. The Makgadikgadi Pans offers guests the incredible chance to spend a morning with a local meerkat colony. The meerkats respond to the non-threatening presence of people by simply carrying on with their daily activities that consist mainly of rummaging the veld for scorpions and other tasty bites to eat. The habituation of these lively little desert mammals depends very much on the dedication of a full-time ‘Meerkat man’ who follows the family group daily and helps locate them for visitors.

Guests are driven to the den area in the early morning, just before the meerkats have left their burrows. As the sun rises, they cautiously peep out of little holes in a humble sandy mound, and, deeming it safe to come out, scuttle to the highest points to scout for predators and food. Sometimes these lookouts happen to be the shoulders and heads of guests! Eventually the whole colony, babies included, are joyfully chirping and tussling away while guests sit or crouch among them.

Botswana Safari Accommodations

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Central Kalahari

Central Kalahari

Now, however, two lodges are situated inside the park boundary, which opens up the reserve to those who would not consider camping. The Lodge boasts of three categories of unique tented accommodations, strategically secluded to ensure a feeling of privacy and intimacy at all times. The lodge can accommodate a maximum of twenty guests, thus ensuring exclusivity that defines contemporary luxury, allowing you to experience the Kalahari at your own pace.

Chobe

Chobe

The Chobe Accommodation options below feature lodges inside the park. You can opt for packages that include your meals and activities. These guided activities include game drives, nature walks, boat trips, and birding. Some areas also allow for night game drives. The properties are unfenced and animals roam freely through the park and the neighbouring reserves. The level of luxury at these remote locations is astounding. Once you have seen the care put into these eco-lodges, you will understand the feat in logistics that they have accomplished.

Makgadikgadi

Makgadikgadi Salt Pan

Botswana’s Makgadikgadi covers an area roughly the size of Switzerland, and has some of the largest saltpans in the world! The national park protects a small portion of these pans, as well as the Boteti River – a magnet for wildlife especially during Botswana’s dry season when the river is the only source of water for miles around. Makgadikgadi Pans is an extraordinary place! Visit during the dry winter months and you’ll see a shimmering, salty crust stretching out to the horizon.

Okavango

Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta offers a full range of accommodation options for every budget and interest, from simple mobile camps to some of the most sought after luxury lodges on the African safari circuit. Accommodation in the Okavango Delta falls across three broad categories – water, land and mixed camps – categorized by the activities they offer. We generally recommend combining water and land camps, or a mixed camp, for a comprehensive Okavango experience.

Savuti

Savuti

The Caprivi Strip is situated in the north-east of Namibia and unlike the rest of the country is blessed with good rainfalls. Caprivi Strip accommodation at the lodge is in 10 tented suites, connected to a central area through a network of pathways. Each en-suite tent is made of steel, wood and canvas and has proper doors and windows – ideal for a completely safe rustic feel. Private verandas allow views over the untamed bushveld where you can see a host of various plant life and the resident bird life as well as mammals.

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The Best Time To Visit Botswana is from July – October every year. This is the time where the dry season makes for finest wildlife viewing. Another perfect time to visit Botswana is during from May to June. This is the region’s “shoulder season”, right between Botswana’s low and high seasons, when fewer travellers have been going for Botswana.

The Best Places To Visit In Botswana includes the massive Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park and the legendary Kalahari Basin. A t lovely sight to behold, the Chobe National Park is the most popular attractions in Africa. And it makes Botswana a top most destination to visit.

Botswana Wildlife includes all of Africa’s Big Five animals — the lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and Cape buffalo; hippos, cheetahs, giraffes, Nile crocodiles, brown and spotted hyenas, zebras, warthogs, black and white rhinos, chacma baboons; myriad gorgeous antelope species, including the greater kudu, sable antelope and blue wildebeests; and large packs of endangered African wild dog.

Botswana Safari Cost starts from US$250 per person per day, and an upper limit of around US$1200. Botswana Safaris include supremely comfortable accommodation, high-class meals and packages with all activities.

Botswana Accommodation is world class, whether it’s camping or lodges.

Botswana Lodges frequently have rooms with private terraces and private plunge pools. Botswana Safari Camps or Tented Camps or Mobile Camps, have safari-style canvas tents, usually with canvas floors and rugs.

A three-night stay in the Chobe National Park, followed by some time the Okavango Delta over a five-day period, creates the perfect Botswana Safari Packages.

Our specialists can arrange the Botswana Safari that suits your schedule and guide you regarding the number of days to spend in each place.

Botswana has a huge advantage over the rest of the world when it comes to attracting tourists: the wildlife. The array of animals that reside in or pass through the country is phenomenal. Ranging from endangered animals such as wild dogs and rhinos to the numerous and thriving bird life that inhabits the area.

Currently, there are no travel restrictions to any country in Africa. In regards to any upcoming Travel To Botswana, health checks are being conducted at all ports of entry into Botswana, including the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Gaborone.

One of the best travel destinations in Africa, Botswana is known for its great safaris, incredible wildlife, and exciting adventures. Those who visit Botswana experience a place like no other. Its breathtaking landscapes cover a vast variety of habitats, from the sands of the Kalahari Desert to the lush Okavango Delta.

A truly beautiful sight to behold, the Chobe National Park is one of the most popular attractions in Africa and makes Botswana a must-visit destination.

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