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How to Plan Your Botswana Tour?
Best Time to Visit: May - October (Dry season)
Major Cities for International Flights: Gaborone (capital), Maun, Kasane
Visa: Visa is exempted for 103 countries including USA, UK, Canada and Australia.
Money Tips: The national currency of Botswana is Pula (BWP). South African rand, US dollar, Euro and UK pound are also accepted. Major credit cards of Visa and Master are widely recognized in large hotels, modern shops.
Plan your Botswana tours to Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve. In Okavango Delta, you will see wildlife from Mokoro canoe which is a fantastic adventure you may not experience in other African countries. Moremi Game Reserve is a Big Five territory and a variety of wildlife can be expected to encounter here.
Extend your Botswana safari tour packages to the Chobe National Park, which is the haven of vast herds of elephants and hippos. Taking a boat trip safari on the Chobe River is the best way to see these amazing creatures from another perspective.
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After bidding farewell to the wildlife on this magical land, continue to enjoy your vacation by exploring one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The falls are undoubtedly a star attraction that provides adventurers with plenty of opportunities. You will be amazed by this wonderfulness of nature.
COVID-19 Travel Requirements of Botswana
- The certificate (in English) of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours before departure.
- Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival, and test again on the fifth to the seventh day of your stay.
- No quarantine is required unless testing positive.
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Trip Planning FAQs
What type of wildlife will I see in Botswana?
Botswana is home to the Africa's Big Five – Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Buffalo. The Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve have a large population of wild dogs, giraffes and rare antelopes. In the Chobe National Park, elephant and buffalo are permanent presence in the dry season; zebra, hippo and wildebeest are usually spotted.
Which airport should I fly into Botswana?
The Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE) in the capital city of Gaborone is the main international airport, while, for travelers, flying into the Maun Airport or the Kasane Airport is more common as they are closer to the game reserves.
Do I need to get vaccinations or malaria tablets?
Yes. Although there are no formal requirements for any shots to enter this country, we still recommend you to take precautions when preparing for your Botswana safari tour packages, especially during the summer months from November to March. Given the condition that Botswana is a malaria risk area, anti-malaria medication is necessary. Please consult your doctor for recommendations regarding immunizations. Meanwhile, bring repellent and wear long-sleeve clothes and pants to prevent mosquito bites.
Tipping is certainly not mandatory in Botswana. It is simply a way of expressing your appreciation when you are satisfied with the service you received. Here are some guidelines for tipping in Botswana:
Your safari guide: USD10 to USD15 per person per day
Mokoro poler and tracker: USD5 per person per day
Camp or safari lodge: USD10 per person per day, and this should be placed in the tipping box and to be distributed equally by all the staff.
Please keep in mind that this is purely at your discretion.
Is English widely spoken?
The official language in Botswana is English. But most of the local people use it as the second language. The common spoken language is Setswana.