Botswana – the wildlife paradise of Africa
How do you describe a country that always leaves you speechless? Where do you experience moments, you would have never dared to dream of?
Bewildering colors of nature: from the snake-like waterways of the evergreen Okavango Delta to the hypnotizingly endless Makgadikgadi salt pan. Majestic baobab trees, vast savannah plains and dense mopane forests. Incredible elephant populations in Chobe National Park and encounters with the golden lion of the Kalahari. Watching the leopard hunt in Savute and the migration of herds along the Chobe River – dreams come true!
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- Enjoy the tranquility and magical game viewing on a Mokoro boat trip in the Okavango Delta
- Experience the fabulous Milky Way in the starry sky during a sleep-out in the Kalahari National Park
- End the evening with a boat-trip on the mighty Chobe River
- Explore the endless water veins of the Delta from a birds eye view on a helicopter flight
- Get closer to the “Big Five” than ever before on a bush walk in the Linyanti Reserve
Climate and travel season in Botswana
Botswana offers ideal travel weather all year round.
In the summer months from October to April a hot climate determines the weather in Botswana. During this time, from mid-December to the end of March, the rainy season begins with daily short but heavy rain showers during the afternoon. During these months not all tracks are passable in the savanna. Due to the heavy vegetation, animal observation is often difficult. Despite all the rain, the veins of the delta remain dry during the summer months. However, this time of year is perfect for a trip to the Makgadikgadi salt pans, as they quickly fill with water and attract thousands of animals.
From April to June, it’s autumn in Botswana. Temperatures drop to about 25°C during the day. The rainy season is now over. The country is now bathed in lush green. This is the time when many animals have their offspring. Now the water of the Okavango River from Angola reaches the veins of the Okavango Delta.
In July and August, it’s winter in Botswana, with temperatures still around 25°C during the day but cooling down to about 10°C at night. The delta continues to fill with water, mokoro trips are now possible.
September and October are some of the best times to travel to Botswana. Temperatures rise again, but the grasses become shorter, so animals can be spotted better. The delta is now filled with water, so all activities (mokoro boat-trips, bush walks and off-road vehicle on game viewing) are possible without restrictions.
October and November are the hottest months in Botswana. The water percolates and the temperatures rise to 38°C in some places. The animals are now dependent on the very few waterholes which make wildlife observations most successful.
Botswana Travel Info
To enter Botswana you need a valid, machine-readable passport, which is valid for at least six months beyond the return date and has 2 free pages. For the entry of minors, a certified, translated birth certificate is necessary, as well as a power of attorney of the (not traveling) legal guardian.
International travelers receive the visa free of charge upon entry.
Botswana is a malaria area. Please contact your family doctor regarding possible malaria prophylaxis when planning your trip to Botswana.
The currency in Botswana is the Pula (BWP). You can pay everywhere with American dollars (USD), which is recommended. Credit card payments are accepted at most lodges.
Since small airplanes have only limited space in the cargo hold, a maximum weight of 15kg luggage and 5kg hand luggage is allowed. The luggage must also be in soft travel bags. Hard-sided suitcases are not allowed.