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BOTSWANA DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Botswana in a way like no other.

There’s nowhere on earth like Botswana. From the flooded spectacle of the Okavango Delta to the blazing red dunes of the Kalahari Desert, this southern African country is truly extraordinary. Our Botswana tours take you deep into this safari paradise, hailed as one of the world’s last great protected wilderness areas. We’ll show you all the best things to do in Botswana, from witnessing the world’s biggest herds of elephants in Chobe National Park, to cruising the lush rivers where all kinds of animals gather - including the Big Five. It’s hard to take your eyes off these once-in-a-lifetime scenes, but Botswana also has incredible cultures to explore, like the ancient San people in the Kalahari and the Bayei people famed for their mokoro canoes. From the freely roaming wildlife to the ancient indigenous wisdom and stunning natural landscapes, Botswana is where you go to reconnect with the earth.

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"There are few other places on earth where you can witness such unique wildlife spectacles in some of the world's most extraordinary landscapes - and Botswana is sure to blow you away."

Travel Director
Botswana at a glance
From the floods of the Okavango Delta to the red dunes of the Kalahari Desert to the incredible Big Five wildlife - and the world's largest elephant population - of Chobe National Park, Botswana is a safari paradise. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and take a journey into one of the world's last great wildernesses.
Currency
Pula
Winter avg
10°C
Summer avg
34°C
Time Zone
GMT+2
Language
English, Tswana
Good morning
Dumela
Good evening
Dumela
Baobab Tree

What to pack for Botswana

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Binoculars

Ready to see Botswana’s incredible wildlife right before your eyes? Bring a pair of binoculars and you’ll really elevate your wildlife spotting game in Chobe and beyond.

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Camera and extra memory cards

You can’t help but get snap happy when you spot the amazing animals and landscapes on your Botswana holidays. Bring extra memory cards for all those wonderful photos.

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Mosquito repellent

Be sure to pack a strong mosquito repellent with DEET, to protect you from mosquito bites and other insects when you travel Botswana.

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Safari clothing

You’ll need to dress the part for your Botswana safari in Chobe National Park. Go for layered clothing in lightweight fabrics and neutral colours, and a comfortable pair of walking shoes.

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Sun protection

It can get scorching hot in Botswana and a sunburn can quickly put a downer on your trip. Don’t forget your hat, sunglasses and plenty of high SPF sunscreen.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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