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Botswana

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A sensational game watching paradise

A country where nature has created its own kaleidoscope and where every day brings an adventure, challenge or discovery; however, the best thing of all is that it is one of the few places in Africa which remains completely unspoilt.

Why visit Botswana?

  • Stunning landscapes
  • Pristine wilderness
  • Fantastic game viewing
  • No crowds
  • Small game lodges
  • Worlds largest inland delta
  • Genuinely warm hospitality

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The facts:

Flight duration: Maun is approximately 13.5 hours from the UK flying via Johannesburg. The most popular way to visit Botswana is as an add on to a South Africa holiday. Chobe can also be accessed by roads from Victoria Falls in around 2 hours.

Best time to travel: Chobes peak game viewing season is from May to October, however the warm, rainy months of December to March are the best time to visit Chobe for bird watching and to see the Savute zebra migration. The Okavango Delta is a year-round safari destination however June to August is high water season so brings the best opportunities for boating and canoeing safaris. Bird watching is available year-round.

Botswana climate:

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Recommended airlines:British Airways (via Johannesburg), South African Airways (via Johannesburg) & Virgin Atlantic (via Johannesburg).

Local time: GMT +2 hours.

Currency: Pula.

Language: English is the official language. Setswana is the national language, with minorities speaking Kalanga and Sekgalagadi.

Passports & Visas: A full British passport, which is machine readable and valid for six months beyond your return date is required.

Travelling with children: Children (under 18 years of age) who are travelling into or through Botswana must provide a certified copy of their full unabridged birth certificate as well as a valid passport (an abridged (short) birth certificate will not be accepted). If the child is travelling with one parent, with another adult or unaccompanied, the parent or parents who arent present will need to provide an affidavit giving their consent for the child to travel. For more information please contact the Botswana Embassy on: www.botswanatourism.co.bw

Health: Vaccinations may be required and are strongly recommended. Your GP will be able to provide you with specific advice on the destinations in your itinerary.