Information About Botswana For Travelers
The game-rich Chobe, the Okavango Delta waterways, the eerie silence of the Kalahari Desert – Botswana is a mesmerizing experience. Before you begin dusting off your travel bags, here’s some much needed Botswana information that’ll have your feet itching.
Where to go in Botswana
This depends what you want to get out of your Botswana trip. Looking for waterway meanders? The Okavango Delta is a must. Dreaming of traditional land and water based safaris? You can’t go wrong at the Chobe. Wanting to avoid the water for a drier region? The central Kalahari is packed with predators.
When to go to Botswana
There is wildlife abundance throughout the year, although May – October is considered the peak months for wildlife viewing. At December time, the antelope calving season commences meaning – predators galore. The green season from December – March turns Botswana into a birders paradise.
What to see in Botswana
Botswana is big game country. You can expect Big 5 sightings (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo), endangered wild dogs, over 550 species of bird, 8000 insects and spiders and an odd 150 species of reptile.
How to travel to Botswana
Botswana isn’t the easiest country to get to. Most travelers stopover at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The main airport in Botswana is Sir Seretse Khama International Airport near Gaborone. For northern parks, travelers usually fly into Maun or Kasane Airport to enjoy the Chobe, Savuti or move on to the Victoria Falls.
The currency in Botswana
In Botswana, they use the Botswana Pula.
Botswana Pula equals around:
- A US Dollar = 10.6 Pula
- A UK Pound = 16.3 Pula
- A Australian Dollar = 7.6 Pula
- A Euro = 11.7 Pula
*Exchange rates as of October 2015
Naturally, this piece of Botswana information is subject to change depending on global markets.
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