Lush waterways, vast open deserts and a diversity of wildlife and culture, Botswana is one of the Africa’s most popular destinations. View hoards of elephant along the Chobe River, experience a memorable boat cruise in the oasis of the Okavango Delta, and enjoy excellent birding and nature viewing. No travel to Africa is complete without a visit to Botswana.
Language: Setswana, English is widely spoken.
Visa: South African passport holders do not need a visa. All other passport holders to check with local authorities.
Currency: Botswana Pula (BWP)
Time: GMT +2.
What things cost:
These are approximate prices and may vary according to hotels and seasons (USD)
Bottle of water: USD5
Bottle of wine: USD45
Soft drinks: USD5
The dry winter season (May to October) is ideal for wildlife viewing. Peak season in Botswana is between July and October with the wet season being from November to April.
With vast open savannas teeming with wildlife and the lush, fertile plains of the Delta, Botswana is truly the Africa of your dreams. Immerse yourself in the bush and the lives of its wildlife inhabitants for a holiday experience of a life-time. Forget what you think you know about game viewing. The Chobe River offers unimaginable sights and herds of elephants in their hundreds are often spotted on its banks. A game cruise is the ideal way to view animals as they gather on the river’s edge in the late afternoon.
Seasonal flooding of the Okavanga River forms the game rich Okavanga Delta which together with the Moremi Game Reserve in the east earns this pristine land the title of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. There are two distinct areas of the Okavango Delta - the permanent floodplain with its many islands and the seasonal floodplain, which is flooded annually and dries gradually with the onset of summer. A traditional dugout canoe or Mokoro is the most fantastic way to experience the Delta