BOTSWANA

why travel to BOTSWANA

Botswana is an incredible destination, with abundant wildlife.

Part of this is due to the fact that the desert and the delta meet, offering infinite possibilities to explore the natural wonders and among the most diverse wildlife on the planet, making Botswana a perfect destination for a wild camping safari.

The unique landscapes make up four safari areas: Chobe National Park, Linyanti, the Central Kalahari Reserve, and the Okavango Delta. These wonders of nature allow travelers to enjoy three different types of safaris – land,  water, and desert.

Well-knowing for the safari bucket list, Botswana is a perfect destination, with endless possibilities to explore the incredible natural wonders that this country offers, and with one of the most diverse wildlife available on the planet. Botswana has so much to see and experience.

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biotswana at a glance

Botswana Travel Guide

lANGUAGE

English is the official business language of Botswana. Setswana is the national language, and there are over 20 dialects spoken by different tribes.

CURRENCY

The currency in Botswana is the Pula. 1 USD is equivalent to about 11 Pula. Many midrange and top-end hotels, lodges, and tour operators will also accept the U.S dollar.

GEOGRAPHY

Botswana is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa, north of South Africa. Botswana occupies an area of 581,730 square kilometers (224,610 sq mi). Botswana has land boundaries with Namibia, South Africa; Zimbabwe, and Zambia.

ECONOMY & BUDGET

The economy of Botswana is currently one of the world's fastest-growing. Traveling to Botswana is expensive. The best way to travel Botswana on a budget is to rent a 4x4 vehicle with a tent on top and go camping. Roughly estimates per person/day to go with the private tour is $700 and to go camping is $130-$150.

SAFETY

Botswana is considered to be one of the safer countries in Africa. Petty crime does exist though so be cautious with your belongings and avoid walking alone in the evening. Extra careful if you are camping in the wild at night, and NEVER leave your tent at night. It is strongly recommended to have Travel Insurance to visit Botswana.

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PLANNING

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HOTEL

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ACTIVITIES

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