Botswana

Botswana

We at Askthetraveller believe that Botswana is arguably the most iconic country for the ultimate Africa Safari experience.  If its the ultimate in Luxury then this place delivers, but you may be suprised to know that not all Safari holidays in Botswana cost a fortune. Below we have highlighted some must do's of this fascinating country together with some valuable information on  when, where and Why make Botswana your next Holiday destination, but don't take our word for it........

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Local weather information

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When is the best time to travel

Between March/April up to November is when the dry season begins to take hold and animals gravitate towards the waterways of the Okavango Delta.  A perfect time for Safari game viewing.

The number of days of rain remain high between June and September, but again the game viewing will more than make up for any showers.  We think perhaps the best tiem for weather is April and May.

Temperatures are cooler from April/May to August and being a land locked country the nights can get very chilly year round.  So always bring warm clothes for the evenings.

Peak Season:

May to October

Alternative:

November and December

Botswana in brief

Botswana will not disappoint our travellers as anyone who has experienced it’s varied, pristine and untamed landscapes will testify.
Government ecotourism policies have kept this real gem protected and large crowds simply don’t exist here, making it the ideal Luxury safari destination in Africa. From luxurious lodges to cruising on the Chobe River, Botswana has diverse adventures awaiting you.

In the far north of the country you’ll find the largest concentration of elephants anywhere on the continent and you can track them on land or by a relaxing river cruise. The floodwaters of the Okavango Delta create great opportunities to track wildlife along it’s banks and water will play a large part of your visit to Botswana.

End your trip by popping over the border to visit the famous Victoria Falls. You will not regret adding this to your itinerary.

So what are you waiting for, add Botswana to your ever growing list of countries visited, then tick Victoria Falls off your bucket list.
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Botswana history & Culture

On 30th September 1966, Botswana became an independent nation.  The first president was Seretse Khama, the legitimate heir to the Ngwato chiefship and leader of the independence movement.  The amazing story of the birth of this country can be seen on the big screen in the film adaptation, "A United Kingdom"(2016 release).  

Today the 2 main drivers of the Botswana economy are; Tourism and Diamond mining.  

The official languages of Botswana are English and Tswana. 

Botswana remains one of the safest countries in Africa with low crime rates.

Things to do and see

Okavango delta

Chobe National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Nxai Pan National Park

Mokolodi Nature Reserve

Villages of D'kar & Xai-Xai

Gemsbok National park

Tsodilo Hills

Take a water safari and Makoro experience

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