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Botswana Safari

The ultimate guide to your next Botswana Safari

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​On a Botswana safari, you’ll discover Southern Africa’s countless natural wonders in the utmost comfort and luxury. The country’s varied environments, from the floodplains of the Okavango Delta to the woodlands of Chobe National Park, offer ideal backdrops for remarkable Botswana safari experiences.

This remarkable country is home to intriguing landscapes, geographical wonders, and luxurious eco-friendly accommodations. An abundance of wildlife, birdlife, and world-renowned national parks and reserves all come together to make Botswana a prime safari destination for a memorable holiday in Africa.

Safaris tours in Botswana offer a variety of unique eco-friendly ways to experience the fantastic wildlife and birdlife that the country has to offer. Whether aboard a game drive vehicle, on the back of a horse, or even on a mokoro ride, a Botswana wilderness safari holiday truly has something for everyone.

 

 

 

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Why Botswana?

  • Untouched landscapes make a wilderness safari in Botswana naturally beautiful and a drawcard for many tourists and photographic safari goers alike.
  • Botswana’s variety of adventurous activities makes it an excellent family safari destination.
  • The large number of wildlife and birdlife on a Botswana vacation means there is plenty to see during game drives or mokoro rides.
    Botswana also stakes claim to Africa’s second biggest migration route, an incredible spectacle that features massive herds of zebra, wildebeest, and buffalo that attract plenty of top predators.
  • Botswana is home to the most elephants in all of Africa.
  • Botswana has designed an Ecotourism Certification System. The system encourages and supports tourist enterprises’ responsible environmental, social, and cultural activities and ensures they supply excellent eco-friendly products to consumers.

 

 

 

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FAQs about Botswana

  • Safari/bucket showers are common in mobile or tented camps where there is no permanent plumbing. They are an effective yet environmentally friendly way to shower where water is at a premium and provide plenty of hot water to wash comfortably.
  • Generally, there is an en-suite private shower stall within your tent with a “rainfall” style shower head at which you can control the water flow. Outside the tent, there is a large waterproof bag or bucket which is filled with about 10 to 15 litres (5 US gallons) of hot water before being raised with a pully/rope system to either connect to the shower pipe or fill a cistern.
  • The water is delivered at the ideal temperature so it is best to use it as soon as it arrives. Staff typically fill the showers at a pre-arranged time of day, or you simply need to give them a few minutes notice so they can get it ready.
  • If you’re travelling to Botswana, you will need vaccinations for hepatitis A, typhoid fever, polio as well as medications for travellers diarrhea.
  • Malaria prophylaxis is recommended when you're travelling to the northern part of Botswana. Other immunizations may be necessary depending upon the circumstances of the trip and the medical history of the traveller.
  • Insect repellents are recommended, in conjunction with other measures to prevent mosquito bites.
  • All travellers should visit either a travel clinic or their personal physician four to eight weeks before departure. Malaria - Prophylaxis with Lariam (mefloquine), Malarone (atovaquone/proguanil) or doxycycline is recommended for the northern part of the country.
  • January to March is the best time to witness the Makgadikgadi zebra migration as well as the wildebeest.
  • Botswana official currency is the Botswana Pula (BWP).  Other countries using the same Botswana currency include Zimbabwe.
  • Botswana Banks accepts the following foreign currencies: US Dollars, Pounds Sterling, Euro and South African Rands in cash.
  • Credit and debit cards, including International Visa and MasterCard, are accepted at most lodges. However, Express and Diners Club are not accepted by the banks of Botswana or by the camps.
 
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