WHERE THE WHITE-HOT KALAHARI DESERT MEETS THE WILD OKAVANGO DELTA.
AN ECO-TOURISM POLICY OF HIGH YIELD BUT LOW IMPACT, ALLOWS VISITORS EXPERIENCE AFRICA AT ITS MOST NATURAl.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Chobe National Park, home to the largest concentration of African elephants | Mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) | The Central Kalahari Game Reserve, vast open plains, saltpans and ancient riverbeds | The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park | The Makgadikgadi Pans | The Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world.
Most nationalities do not require a visa and will get a 30-day permit on arrival.
By Air: Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE), ± 11 km from Gaborone.
Other Airports: Maun Airport (MUB) & Kasane Airport (BBK).
By Road: There are 26 border crossings into Botswana, via South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe & Zambia.
Language & Currency
Language: English and Tswana are the official languages.
Currency: The Botswana Pula (BWP) is made up of 100 Thebe. Most hotels, restaurants, retail outlets & ATMs accept foreign cards. Remote areas may only accept cash.
Botswana has a subtropical desert climate. Hot, rainy summers (November - March) and sunny, cool winters (May - August). Nights & evenings can drop below 0⁰.
Travel Tip: Wildlife viewing in The Okavango Delta, Moremi and Chobe, is best from May to September, during the dry season.