IN SETSWANA WE SAY O AMOGETSWE. YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME HERE.
Welcome to Botswana, a small, dynamic country that is a success story for the African continent. Although a large part of Botswana is the Kalahari Desert, in the north-eastern corner of the country you’ll find a paradise for all kinds of life – The Okavango Delta.
This massive wetland is home to the single largest concentration of African Elephant in the world, as well as over 400 bird species, 200 mammal species and 150 reptile species. There are many ways to visit them and explore the crystal-clear waters and wilds of Botswana.
Botswana is a small, landlocked country, sharing borders with South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and, at most, a few hundred meters with Zambia.
Botswana’s capital city is Gabarone, its population is 2.3 million, and its two main languages are Setswana and English.
The Okovango Delta is very flat, with less than 2 m (6 ft 7 in) variation in height across its 15,000 km2 (5,800 sq mi).
Like Zimbabwe, Botswana is nearby the Victoria Falls, and offers an alternative route to the Seventh Natural Wonder of the World.
JOURNEYS AROUND BOTSWANA
WHEN TO TRAVEL
THE COOLER MONTHS OF MAY TO SEPTEMBER ARE THE BEST TIME OF YEAR FOR A BOTSWANA SAFARI.
Very little rain falls during this time of the year and malaria risk is at its lowest. Hot and dry September and October are also particularly good months to visit the Okavango Delta as thirsty animals are concentrated in big numbers.
Game viewing is consistently excellent until the beginning of the rain season in November, which turns Botswana into a lush, green eden.
EACH DESTINATION IS DIFFERENT,
THAT'S WHAT MAKES BOTSWANA UNIQUE
The Chobe National Park encapsulates and preserves most of the Okavango Delta. There are few experiences as exciting and captivating as wandering its tributaries in a wooden makoro canoe.
Keen birders will spot an endless parade of colourful birds posing from the reeds.
A truly special way to see the Delta is by helicopter, offering breathtaking views of the crystal-clear waters and the animals roaming the park.
What language is spoken in Botswana?
The official language of Botswana is English. However, English is generally spoken as a second language by most of the country’s residents. The most commonly spoken language is Setswana.
What currency is used in Botswana?
The official currency used in Botswana is the Pula. USD, Euros, UK pounds and South African Rands are also accepted. Major international credit cards are accepted at most hotels and there are also ATMs available throughout Botswana that dispense local currency.
Is Botswana a family friendly destination?
There are plenty of kid-friendly activities in Botswana that the entire family will enjoy. Botswana has many national parks and animal reserves to enjoy wildlife safaris and game viewing. For active families there is also the Lion Park Resort with its many attractions, water slides, restaurants and bars.
Visa & Travel
Do I need a visa and passport to travel to Botswana?
Check visa requirements with your travel agent before leaving your country. A valid passport is mandatory. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date you expect to leave Botswana.
Health & Vaccinations
What, if any, vaccinations are required or suggested for travel to Botswana?
There are no compulsory vaccinations required for Botswana, however, we recommend you consult with your local travel clinic for the most up to date recommendations, particularly in regards to malaria prophylactics. Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required if you are coming from or have transited through an airport of a country where yellow fever occurs.
COVID -19 PROTOCOL
If you are entering Botswana, you will need a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test conducted 48 hours before your time of departure.
We highly advise you to constantly check the most recent government announcements about COVID- 19 protocols before you start to travel. Temperature checks, mask-wearing, and frequent hand sanitisation are required at all destinations.
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