Botswana Travel Tips And Guide

There are a few of the things you need to consider when visiting the elephant country. Here are a couple Botswana travel tips to help you out.

Check what your country's entry requirements are prior

Botswana passport requirements

It is your priority to check if you need to present a visa upon entry. One of our helpful travel experts will assist you in this regard, but it’s important to query it earlier rather than later.

Fly into the airport nearest your chosen location

Botswana airport information

Botswana is a huge country, and public transport can be tricky, making air travel the best way to get around. Sir Seretse Khama Airpot is located just outside of Gaborone (15km/9 miles). Travelers who want to explore Chobe National Park, Kasane International Airport is only 3km (1.8 miles) from there. Want to meander through the Okavango Delta? Maun Airport is just 1km (0.6 miles) away.

Keep clothes to neutrals and beiges

Botswana clothes

It may seem like the stereotypical safari attire, but it’s with good reason. Neutral and beige tones blend with the natural surrounds making the opportunities to get closer to wildlife higher and less disturbing for the animals.

Bringing the right equipment is a vital Botswana travel tip

Botswana photography

For many, a Botswana safari is a once in a lifetime occurrence. A vital Botswana travel tip is to bring a decent camera and lenses to capture every moment. If you do not have a professional camera or are wary about bringing yours, consider this Chobe National Park Photographic Safari where guests are welcome to use state of the art cameras provided.

Avoid ‘taking a dip’ in rivers or lakes

Botswana waterways and wet seasons

By no stretch of your imagination think it is okay to jump into a nearby river or lake. Waters a full of hippos and crocodiles won’t think twice about protecting their territory. Similarly, avoid taking unguided game walks in the evenings.

What you want to see depends on the season

Botswana wet seasons

Another Botswana travel tip would be to consider the seasons. The summer months between September – April is referred to as the “green” season with frequent thunder showers but great for bird watching.
The peak, dry months between May – August are perfect for wildlife viewing, especially around watering holes and river banks.

Did you find these Botswana travel tips useful and now feel the impulse to visit the country? Check out this Botswana Highlights Safari or contact us today to make your safari dreams come true.

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