Botswana

If you crave the thrill of a great safari, to not notice a few moving figures in the distance while sweating in the back of a tour car, but to truly be in touch with the wildlife and surrounds, there is nowhere that compares to the wild plains of Botswana. There is the Linyanti region, where you can watch as hundreds of buffalo run through the open fields, there’s the white shimmering salt pans of Makgadikgadi, and the unforgettable elephants of Chobe. The Chope Region is famous for having the highest concentration of wildlife on the African continent.

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With a semi-arid climate, but high rainfall over the summer months, Botswana is usually a lush and colourful environment. The blazing African sun may feed the bountiful flora in the area, but calls for all visitors to slather on a layer of sunscreen and fit themselves with a wide sun hat. Entering Botswana is usually straightforward provided you are carrying a valid passport. Visas are available on arrival for most nationalities and are issued in no time. Get ready to dive into the real wild side, to come within touching distance of some of the famous ‘Big Five’ and live to tell the riveting tale.

As the sun sets and you begin to head back to civilisation, you can look forward to easing into sublime comfort with 5-star lodging and incomparable service. All in all, Botswana is a place that definitely needs to be on the bucket list.

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Travel Information

Electricity

Electrical sockets (outlets) in Botswana are the “Type M ” South African SABS1661 (“Large” 15 amp BS-546) sockets. If your appliance’s plug doesn’t match…

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Banking

Currency

Botswana’s currency is Pula (which means ‘rain’ in Setswana). It is divided into 100 thebe (which means ‘shield’ in Setswana)….

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Cuisine

Visitors are advised to drink bottled or filtered water. Filtered water is available at most camps and shops offer bottled water.

Milk is pasteurised,…

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Climate

Botswana’s climatic pattern is typical of southern Africa, although its rainfall is less than countries further east. The rains in Botswana come mostly…

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Transport

Public transport in Botswana is geared towards the needs of the local populace and is confined to main roads between major population centres. Although…

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Dress

In summer, lightweight, lightcoloured cottons are preferable. Avoid synthetic materials and black clothing, as they increase perspiration and discomfort….

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Health

Please consult your health-care provider 4-6 weeks prior to travel to ensure you are receiving all required vaccinations, and that the medication has enough…

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Visa

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Passport

Passports must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended departure date. Please ensure you have…

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General

Language
The national language is Setswana; however, the official language is English.

Public Holidays
The dates…

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Regions

Khwai Community Area

The Khwai area of the Okavango lies along the northern boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve. This is an unfenced boundary allowing wildlife to move freely…

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Moremi Game Reserve

When the people stand united , nothing is impossible. This is how the Moremi Game Park came into being. The locals of Botswana were sick of…

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Okavango Delta

Lying in the middle of the largest expanse of sand on earth the Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most amazing, sensitive and complex environments supporting…

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Maun

Maun is the fifth largest town in Botswana. Maun is the “tourism capital” of Botswana and the administrative centre of Ngamiland district. It is also the…

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Videos

Chobe National Park: Botswana

Chobe Safari Botswana

We go on safari in Chobe National Part, Botswana in 2014.

Chobe National Park & the Okavango Delta

All Elephants, all the time!

A Day on Safari in Botswana

In October 2012 we went on a 11-day mobile tented safari in Botswana with Wilderness Safaris. This is a montage of a day in that life.

Chobe / Savuti / Moremi

Safari Drive Botswana Sept 2011

Moremi Game Reserve. Okavango

Lili & Jurek in their one month self drive trip through Botswana & Namibi

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Every country has a highlight – that one thing that puts it on the map. Botswana is different. It offers several of the most sort…

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Reviews

AMB

“Excellent service” ATI provided an excellent service, always more than happy to help with any request that we had, and they ensured that we had…

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B Turnbull

“One stop shop for Southern Africa” These guys tick all the boxes, if you are going anywhere in southern Africa from self-drive cheap and cheerful…

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Matthew Haler

We just came back from a safari in Botswana, Namibia and Zambia, which was organised by Charlotte at ATI Holidays. We had a truly fantastic…

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