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BOTSWANA

WILDLIFE HEAVEN

Botswana Life

Blessed with some of the greatest wildlife on earth, Botswana is one of the greatest destinations for Safari and holidays.

THE AREA

Botswana is topographically flat, with up to 70 percent of its territory being the Kalahari Desert. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to the northeast. Botswana has diverse areas of wildlife habitat. In addition to the delta and desert areas, there are grasslands and savannas.

RESTAURANTS

Gaborone’s The Mall central market district and the tourist town of Maun have the best selection of restaurants, although international cuisine isn’t as widely represented. Some of the best places to eat in Botswana are in the game lodges close to the major towns or in the national parks and wildlife reserves. Serving mostly local cuisine. Meat-heavy Western dishes are more popular, settings range from simple to glamorous dependent on the accommodation.

NIGHTCLUBS AND BARS

Botswana is filled with skilled DJs, and any night club plays beautiful music all night long, such as house, hip-hop, kwaito or kwaito-kwasa. Gaborone is the main place for bar and pub entertainment.

Activities

The best time to visit is from May to September, during the dry season and winter resulting in more moderate temperatures. The Okavango Delta is flooded from June to October.

SAFARI PARADISE

There is a wide variety of different activities to do in Botswana. Ranges from Bush Walks, Mokoro trips, Game Drives, Fishing, Bird Watching, Boat Safari and much more.

Events

YEARLY EVENTS

Botswana’s traditional village festivals were held in the same manner for hundreds of year. Two of the favorite festivals are Gaborone’s Maitisong Festival and the Maun Festival, drawing thousands of tourists to the fascinating displays of African music and dance. The arrival of each new year is a Botswana holiday celebrated with street parties, dances, traditional music, food and drink.

Travel to Botswana

AIRPORTS

The major airlines that fly into Botswana are South African Airways, Kenya Airways and Air Botswana. There are no direct flights from Europe or most parts of the world. You can only fly directly into Botswana via commercial airlines from Johannesburg or Cape Town, Lusaka, Windhoek, or Nairobi. There are a few international airports in Botswana; Maun Airport, Kasane Airport, Francistown International Airport and Sir Seretse Khama International Airport.

TRANSFERS

We can arrange for a mini bus, taxi, or chauffeur-driven service from Botswanas airports to your luxury villa in Botswana.

SELF-DRIVING

Multiple entry points are available with all 4 of Botswana's neighbours. These border posts are mostly efficient and well managed. Border posts opening and closing times vary so you would need to check beforehand.

FERRY

The single border crossing between Zambia and Botswana is via the Kazungula Ferry. It crosses the Zambezi River where it is about 400 metres wide. Passengers and cars use the ferry to cross to and from Botswana. The times for crossing are between 6am to 6pm. It is ideal for self-driving between Zambia and northern Botswana.

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