BOTSWANA

Botswana is a country of enthralling mystique and isolation and is one of the last and best preserved areas of wilderness in the world.

Botswana is well known for having some of the most prolific wilderness and wildlife areas on the African continent and boasts the biggest elephant population in the world. Much of its total land area is devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas – for the most part unfenced, allowing animals to roam wild and free. Travelling through many parts of the country gives the feeling of moving through an immense wonderland of nature. The country of Botswana is a rarity in our overpopulated and over-developed world. Remaining untamed, it is one of the last great refuges for Nature’s magnificent pageantry of life.

Eye See Africa will help you experience Botswana, with endless starry night skies, intimate and exclusive lodges, and the sights and sounds of wild animal life right outside your lodge walls or luxury tented camp.

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Why Botswana

  • Every year, water levels flood and 15,000 square kilometers of desert transforms into an incredible wildlife bonanza.
  • Botswana is committed to conservation of environment, wildlife, and cultural heritage – a true leader in ecotourism, with 38% of land protected for wildlife and nature conservation.
  • It is one of the few places in Africa where one can go on safari by house-boat, makoro (dug out canoe), or motor boat.
  • The Chobe features the world's largest concentration of elephants.
  • Small, and often luxurious camps & lodges provide an outstanding overall guest experience.
  • Two of Africa’s largest migrations of zebra and antelope take place annually in the summer months across Makgadikgadi and Savute.

 


Some ideas of adventures to Botswana...

As with all the itineraries on our website, we give just a few examples of what is possible. After liaising with you, we plan your obligation-free itinerary according to your budget and individual needs . You have only to contact us today to start planning your dream adventure to Africa.

 

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FACTS


Area : Botswana covers an area of 600,370 square km making it just slightly smaller than Texas and slightly larger than France. Botswana, a landlocked country in southern Africa, has a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush animal habitat during the seasonal floods. Luxury safari camps are common, and in the Delta’s Moremi Game Reserve, dug-out canoes are used to navigate past birdlife, hippos and crocodiles. On dry land, wildlife includes lions, leopard and black and white rhinos.

Population : 2 million

Capital : Gaborone

Language : English is the official language and Setswana is spoken by most people in Botswana. There are also other indigenous languages.

Currency : Botswana Pula

Weather


Climate : Botswana is almost all desert (80% of the country is covered by the semi-arid Kalahari desert). The climate reflects the country's geography, with hot days and cool nights throughout the year. The rainy season is from November to March.

When to Go:

Botswana's Dry Season = Safari "High Season" - Botswana's dry season generally falls between May and October, when animals are concentrated in ever-increasing numbers at water sources as the dry season progresses. It's also "winter" which is a relative term in Botswana, as day time temperatures still reach around 68 degrees Fahrenheit (25 Celsius). It does get chilly at night, and morning drives in July and August will call for layered warm clothing. If you plan to visit the Kalahari, you can expect some really frosty mornings and chilly evenings during these months.

Getting To Botswana


Botswana's International airports : Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE) is located 9 miles outside of the capital Gabarone. Maun and Kasane Airports up north are more popular among tourists.

Getting To Botswana : International flights include Air Botswana (to/from Harare, Johannesburg, Lusaka, Nairobi, Victoria Falls and Windhoek), Air France, Air Zimbabwe, South African Airways and British Airways.

Points Of Interest


The incomparable Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta known as the “Jewel of the Kalahari.” Gliding in a mokoro through the watery channels, seeing a staggering array of wildlife and birds, one can experience the beauty and tranquility of this truly iconic place

The Central Kalahari Game Reserve with its magnificent black-maned lions and seemingly endless savannahs is a desert of bloom in the Botswana summer season.

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