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Destinations in Botswana

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Regions in Botswana

Kalahari
The Kalahari Desert and its surroundings are sparsely inhabited.

Okavango-Chobe
The northern portion of the nation, which includes the Okavango Delta and excellent wildlife parks such as Chobe National Park and Moremi National Park.

Southeast
Gaborone’s capital and the majority of the country’s population are located here.

Cities in Botswana

  • Gaborone or Gabs is a neat and tidy little capital with rapidly growing shantytowns on the periphery
  • Francistown
  • Ghanzi
  • Kasane
  • Maun
  • Mogapi
  • Nata
  • Palapye
  • Serowe

Other destinations in Botswana

  • Okavango Delta – A geological feature created by a river (the Okavango) emptying into the Kalahari desert rather than the ocean. Moremi National Park encompasses a portion of the Delta.
  • Central Kalahari Game Reserve
  • Chobe National Park – Chobe National Park is a wonderful location to view animals and a good starting point for a trip to Victoria Falls.
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
  • Nxai Pan National Park
  • Northern Tuli Game Reserve – Northern Tuli Game Reserve is a one-of-a-kind African destination where nature and culture collide in magnificent animals, breathtaking landscape, and intriguing history.

How To Travel To Botswana

By plane Sir Seretse Khama Airport in Gaborone is Botswana's major airport. International flights to Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, and Ethiopia are available. Maun's airport is also accessible through Johannesburg, Cape Town, or Gaborone, as well as once a day (in summer 2009) from Windhoek, Namibia. The distance between...

How To Travel Around Botswana

There are very few locals who remember street names and addresses, and you will almost certainly need to obtain instructions in terms of landmarks. Botswana has a postal delivery system to addresses (only to centralized mail collection locations), thus even if streets are well-marked, people may be unfamiliar with...

Things To See in Botswana

Botswana's primary attraction is its wildlife. Nearly one-fifth of the nation is made up of wildlife parks. Lions, cheetahs, crocodiles, hippos, elephants, antelope, wild dogs, and hundreds of bird species may be found in these parks. Visitors may go on safaris and stay in lodges ranging from low-cost dormitories...

Food & Drinks in Botswana

Food in Botswana Botswana's cuisine is distinct, although it has certain features with other Southern African cuisines. Botswana cuisine includes Pap, Samp, Vetkoek, and Mopane worms. Seswaa, a meat dish consisting of beef, goat, or lamb meat, is a Botswana specialty. In general, the fatty meat is cooked until soft in...

Money & Shopping in Botswana

The pula (ISO 4217 code: BWP) is Botswana's currency, which is split into 100 thebe. In Setswana, pula literally means "rain" (rain is very scarce in Botswana - home to much of the Kalahari Desert - and therefore valuable and a "blessing"). The word thebe means "shield." Banknotes in BWP10,...

Festivals & Holidays in Botswana

Public Holidays The public holidays in Botswana are: 1 January. New Year's Day Easter weekend. ("Good Friday", "Easter Saturday", "Easter Sunday" and "Easter Monday"): a four day long weekend in March or April set according to the Western Christian dates.1 May. Workers Day 1 July. Sir Seretse Khama Day Mid July. President's Day 31 September. Botswana Day 25 December. Christmas Day 26 December. Day of...

Language & Phrasebook in Botswana

Botswana's official languages are English and Tswana. The language of commerce in Botswana is English, and the majority of people in metropolitan areas speak it; but, in more rural regions, many individuals, especially the older generations, do not speak English. Tswana is the main indigenous language and the first language...

Culture Of Botswana

Setswana is an adjective used to characterize the rich cultural traditions of the Batswana, whether they are members of the Tswana ethnic groups or all residents of Botswana. It refers to the language of the main people groups in Botswana. Music Botswana music is mainly sung and performed, sometimes without percussion...

History Of Botswana

Early history Botswana's history begins more than 100,000 years ago, when the first people arrived in the area. The Bushmen (San) and Khoi peoples were the indigenous inhabitants of southern Africa. Both spoke Khoisan and lived as hunter-gatherers. Large chiefdoms arose about a thousand years ago, which were subsequently overshadowed...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Botswana

Stay Safe in Botswana Botswana's people are extremely kind, and the crime rate is minimal. On this front, there isn't anything to be concerned about. Nonetheless, crime has been on the increase in recent years, so be cautious of your surroundings at all times. In rural regions, basic common sense...

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