Southern Africa’s Botswana contains all the elements required for a once-in-a-lifetime safari holiday – think hot, sandy deserts, vibrant orange sunsets and even the chance to capture a glimpse of wildlife in their natural surroundings. If one thing’s for sure, this is the destination to visit if you wish to see Southern Africa’s raw beauty away from lively cities and crowds.
During your safari adventure, you’re sure to spot the iconic ‘big five’ (the leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant and black rhino) prowling the open land – amongst many other amazing creatures including hippos, crocodiles and adorable meerkats.
With so many safari expeditions to choose from, it’s best to nail down some key places to enjoy the best possible wildlife experience. The Okavango Delta is Botswana’s most visited destination; due to its jaw-dropping natural beauty and wide selection of activities for all to enjoy – including fishing and a relaxing riverboat cruise – but be sure to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife hiding out on the banks. Considered a wildlife wonderland, Chobe National Park is also one to add to your itinerary. Here, you’ll discover the largest elephant population in the world. With the Chobe River flowing through the park, an evening boat trip with the flaming red sunset backdrop is the perfect way to spend time with your loved one – or even your chance to pop the question!
A trip to Botswana simply wouldn’t be complete without paying a visit to the world-famous Kalahari Desert. Covering an astonishing 900,000 square kilometres, this sandy savanna is where you’ll discover a wide range of rare and exotic plants, as well as the chance to get up, close and personal with an abundance of wildlife hanging out in their natural habitat. However you decide to spend your days in Botswana, you’ll certainly come home with lifetime memories to cherish.
What is the currency in Botswana?
The local currency in Botswana is Pula.
How long does it take to fly to Botswana?
A direct flight from London to Botswana is approximately 10.5 hours.
What is the time difference in Botswana?
Botswana is GMT +2 hour.
When is the best time to visit Botswana?
The best time to visit Botswana is during the months of May- October when the weather is typically dry and warm – but pack do remember to pack layers as the evenings can be chilly. These months are also the time when the rivers are at the peak water levels, so you can enjoy make the most of boat cruises and water activities.
What language is spoken in Botswana?
The official languages of Botswana are English and Tswana.