Botswana weaves a subtle spell with its alluring contrasts of desert and delta, where wildlife still outnumbers people; where sand meets water, where traditional lifestyles are still practiced.
In the northwest, the Okavango River pours onto the desert sands of the Kalahari, creating the largest inland river delta in the world. These two fragile environments occupy much of the country – the Kalahari Desert, with its great salt flats and the Okavango Delta, a maze of islands, lagoons and waterways. Chobe River, Linyanti Wetlands and Savuti Channel lure brilliant birds and large numbers of antelope such as the desert-adapted Oryx and wetlands-loving lechwe.
Botswana may be the last outpost for some of the largest wildlife herds left in Africa, including zebra, gemsbok, wildebeest, springbok and, especially, elephants. Chobe National Park shelters what is likely the largest surviving continuous elephant population in the world. The Limpopo River Basin, the major landform of all of Southern Africa, lies partly in Botswana. The brooding quietness of the waterways, the graceful red dunes, the plaintiff cry of an African fish eagle and the Okavango’s glorious sunsets will linger long after the trip home. The very remoteness that once deterred travelers is now a large part of Botswana’s attraction.
Here, it is still possible to experience authentic Africa on the Botswana safari of a lifetime.
Summer: (Sept-April) Frequent rain and thunderstorms; days and nights are very hot, but cooling off after rain spells.
Winter: (May-July) Dry and cold days and nights especially in the early hours of the morning.
Botswana is Greenwich Mean Time GMT +2 hours.
Upon arrival, proceed through immigration and baggage claims and customs. You can also exchange money at this time at the bank windows located in the airport. Big Five
personnel will assist you with your baggage and escort you to your hotel & assist with check-in formalities.
Pula (P) = 100 thebe. Notes are in denominations of P100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of P5, 2 and 1, and 50, 25, 10 and 5 thebe.
220-240 volts AC, 50Hz. 15- and 13-amp
plug sockets are used.
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