Describing the entire country of Botswana as one big national park would be no exaggeration. Even the spaces and places between the country’s designated parks are wild and free and thriving in all of nature’s splendor.
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The Okavango Delta is like nothing else on earth. It’s a place where wild creatures are the rulers of the land, where big cats and much, much bigger elephants are free to lead their lives in one of the world’s last true wilderness areas.
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With its wet and wild northern regions along the Chobe River, vast Central Kalahari and Makgadikgadi Pans, and its southern regions that spill over into South Africa, each corner of beautiful Botswana is unique in its own way and provide travelers with an unforgettable experience.
The Okavango Delta is like nothing else on earth. It's a place where wild creatures are the rulers of the land, where big cats and much, much bigger elephants are free to lead their lives in one of the world’s last true wilderness areas.
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Botswana at a glance
The world’s most extensive unbroken stretch of sand, the Kalahari Desert, is home to the salt pans of Makgadikgadi and the world-renowned baobabs of Nxai Pans National Park. Complete with fossil river valleys, glistening, golden grasslands, and the echoes of the indigenous San people, the Kalahari is where travelers go to lose themselves and find their soul’s purpose.
Botswana key facts
Botswana, in Southern Africa, dazzles with its expansive wilderness, home to the world’s largest African elephant population and iconic wildlife. From Okavango Delta to the Kalahari Desert and Linyanti, it provides unmatched safari adventures. Immerse in cultures, explore diverse landscapes and embrace exhilarating journeys for an unforgettable expedition.
Botswana Pula (BWP)
All year around
Wetlands & rivers
African wild dog
Pel's fishing owl
Botswana’s diverse climate guarantees a great time to visit. Dry winters (May-Oct) offer comfort and game-viewing in sparse vegetation, while lush summers (Nov-Apr) create vibrant backdrops for wildlife. From Kalahari’s drama to Okavango’s tranquility, Botswana’s year-round charm ensures an exceptional experience for all.
May to October
November to April
With nearly ten years of expertise, we’re delighted to provide unparalleled personalized Botswana safari insights. Here, we address your foremost inquiries concerning essential Botswana safari tips and guidance – consider the following tips to ensure a safe and enriching experience:
What currency is accepted for transactions in Botswana?
The official currency utilized for transactions in Botswana is the Pula. Additionally, you can use USD, Euros, UK Pounds, and South African Rands for payments. Major international credit cards are accepted at most hotels, and you’ll find ATMs conveniently located across Botswana, dispensing the local currency.
What is Botswana’s time zone?
Botswana shares the same time zone as the broader Southern African region, which is GMT+2, in the Central Africa Time Zone (CAT), placing it two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.
Are credit cards viable payment options in Botswana?
MasterCard and Visa (both with raised credit card numbers for imprinting) are generally accepted throughout Botswana, including Bush 2 City Adventure camps. American Express is accepted in some instances. However, Diners Club is not honored.
Please be aware that debit cards are not accepted for payment at camps/lodges.
What type of power sockets is prevalent in Botswana?
Our rooms are equipped with 220V multi-plug adaptor points, designed to facilitate charging of batteries, mobile devices, and even sleep apnea machines. Additionally, universal charging points are available in our safari camps. We suggest carrying an extra adaptor as a precaution for other accommodations you might visit during your travels.
What should I pack for a Botswana safari getaway?
Due to the size of our aircraft, we can only accommodate soft bags weighing up to 20kg (44lbs). Pack a maximum of 3 or 4 days’ worth of clothes, as our camps offer a free laundry service. Opt for lighter shades like khaki, brown, or grey, as they blend better with the natural surroundings. Avoid dark blues and blacks, as they attract flies. Depending on the season, bring warmer attire for cooler evenings and early morning game drives.
Where is Botswana located?
Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. It shares borders with South Africa to the south and east, Namibia to the west, and Zimbabwe to the east.
What is Botswana known for?
Botswana is renowned for hosting the world’s largest concentration of African elephants and other iconic African wildlife. The captivating Okavango Delta, the expansive Kalahari Desert, and the game-rich Linyanti region are remarkable features. As well as warm, wonderful people and exhilarating adventures by vehicle, air, and on foot. All combine to make Botswana an unforgettable holiday experience with Bush 2 City Adventure.
What languages are spoken in Botswana?
Setswana is the main local language, but English holds wide usage, especially in all Bush 2 City Adventure camps.
For your travels to Botswana, do you require a visa?
Presently, Botswana extends visa-free travel to all nations for stays lasting up to 90 days. Ensure your passport holds a validity of at least six months beyond your intended departure date from Botswana.
What are the COVID-related guidelines for traveling to Botswana?
Our approach to COVID aligns closely with the latest recommendations from esteemed bodies such as the World Health Organization. For the most current travel advisory updates related to COVID in Botswana, kindly engage with your Travel Designer. They will ensure you are well informed about all COVID-related travel prerequisites before embarking on your journey.
Is a yellow fever vaccination mandatory for Botswana entry?
Should your travel originate from yellow fever-affected regions, a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate is requisite for entry into Botswana. We also recommend ensuring your TPD (tetanus, polio, diphtheria) and hepatitis A vaccinations are up to date.
Are malaria tablets necessary when exploring Botswana?
The necessity for malaria medication varies based on your Botswana travel itinerary. To determine your specific requirements, we advise consulting your GP or travel consultant before your departure.
Note: Consult a healthcare professional for necessary vaccinations and medications, such as malaria prophylactics. Pack a basic first-aid kit with essentials like pain relievers, antihistamines, and any prescription medications.
- > Light, breathable clothing for daytime and warmer clothing for evenings.
- > Comfortable walking shoes, sandals, and closed shoes for walking safaris.
- > Sun protection: hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip balm with SPF.
- > Insect repellent and long-sleeved clothing for protection against mosquitoes.
- > Binoculars for wildlife spotting and a camera with extra batteries and memory cards.
- > Pack a pair of binoculars for wildlife viewing.
- > A good quality camera with a zoom lens for capturing wildlife moments.
- > A daypack for carrying essentials during game drives and walking safaris.
- > A wide-brimmed hat and a lightweight, long-sleeved shirt for sun protection.
Arrange comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen situations.
Learn a few local phrases and practice cultural sensitivity when interacting with locals. Ask for permission before taking photos of people or their property.
Follow your guide’s instructions during game drives and other activities to ensure safety and minimize impact on the environment and wildlife. Respect animals’ space and behavior, and never feed them.
Consider bringing wildlife and bird guidebooks to enhance your understanding of the local fauna.
Be open to surprises and changes in plans, as nature and wildlife can be unpredictable.
Bear in mind that every safari can present unique demands, hence it’s wise to consult your safari consultant or accommodation for personalized advice. With meticulous planning and thorough preparation, you’ll be fully equipped to embrace an extraordinary safari escapade in Botswana that promises lasting memories.
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every day, ensuring your journey is flawless from the outset to the finale.
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THINGS TO DO
From lavish lodges to secluded tented camps, embrace modern elegance and colonial charm in a single remarkable adventure. Prepared to immerse yourself in a lush wilderness of flood plains, forests, deserts, and lagoons? In Botswana, limitless possibilities await!
Experience an African star bed night to intimately connect with nature, escape distractions, witness cosmic grandeur, and create enduring memories under the celestial canopy, immersed in the wild's tranquility.
Slumber beneath the African night sky in an open-air star bed, connecting with wilderness through constellations and nature's soothing nocturnal symphony. This intimate encounter transforms sleep into a celestial dream, woven into your African adventure's fabric.
Embark on our tailored expeditions across Botswana, offering a sneak peek into the mesmerizing treehouse escapades that lie ahead. Immerse yourself in up-close wildlife encounters, breathtaking scenery, and secluded luxury lodges. Our skilled guides are passionate narrators, excited to impart their love for the captivating African star bed experience amidst the untamed wilderness.
Expect a serene mokoro boat ride in the Okavango Delta, guided by locals, for tranquil exploration through picturesque waterways in traditional canoes. Encounter diverse wildlife, absorb stunning landscapes, and gain insights from knowledgeable guides about the ecosystem and local culture. The mokoro ride promises an authentic connection with the captivating natural wonders of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, even though specific wildlife sightings aren't assured.
Embark on a serene Okavango Delta mokoro guided tour. Glide through iconic wetlands in a traditional dugout canoe, skillfully steered by local expert's guide. Immerse yourself in the delta's natural beauty, encountering diverse wildlife along calm waterways. This guided journey offers an authentic exploration of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, connecting you with nature and the captivating rhythms of this unique wilderness.
Explore our handcrafted adventures in Botswana that provide a glimpse into extraordinary moments. Immerse yourself in close wildlife encounters, breathtaking scenery, and prestigious luxury havens nestled in the country's untouched realms. Led by our exceptional guides, renowned in the industry, these passionate narrators eagerly anticipate revealing the wonders of the Mokoro boat ride in the Okavango Delta—an experience they hold dear.
A safari is incomplete without the quintessential African sundowner experience. As the sun sets, casting a warm glow over the wild landscapes, the savannah's magic awakens. Enjoying a refreshing drink amidst carefully chosen surroundings, you'll soak in panoramic vistas and the symphony of nature's melodies. This moment captures the very essence of a safari – a time for reflection, camaraderie, and a profound connection to Africa's untamed beauty. It's an integral part of the journey, offering a serene interlude that perfectly embodies the spirit of exploration and wonder.
Experience the enchantment of an African sundowner as the vast horizons transform into nature's canvas. With the sun's descent casting a warm glow, immerse yourself in Africa's untamed beauty. Sip a refreshing drink while witnessing the transition from day to night, surrounded by the wilderness' sights and sounds. This serene moment offers reflection and a deep connection to the awe-inspiring landscapes, capturing the essence of Africa's wild world.
Embark on our thoughtfully crafted Botswana journeys that bring you the essence of unforgettable African sundowner moments. Immerse yourself in close encounters with wildlife, breathtaking scenery, and luxury sanctuaries recognized for excellence in pristine corners of the nation. Guided by our industry-leading experts, passionate narrators who eagerly anticipate sharing the magic of Botswana's sundowner tradition against the backdrop of an iconic sunset.