Botswana tours

A Botswana tour is without doubt a unique experience and a great pleasure for nature and animal lovers. Botswana is located in southern Africa and is known for its beautiful nature, with wetlands and desert. Botswana lies between South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia and due to the Kalahari Desert, is one of the most sparsely populated areas in the world.

Botswana is an ideal safari destination. Chobe National Park is approximately 11,700 square kilometers and is home to tens of thousands of elephants. This park alone makes travel to Botswana well worthwhile. In the Chobe National Park you can include a sunset cruise to search for herds of elephants and other wildlife. In the Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world, they have plenty of giraffes, impalas, zebras, elephants, baboons, crocodiles, hippos, leopards, hyenas, hundreds of species of birds and other exotic animals. A mokoro trip across the water can form part of your Botswana tour, as can an adventurous hike.

Victoria Falls is not to be missed if you travel through Botswana. The Zambezi River is about two kilometers in width with a free fall of about one hundred meters. You can probably imagine how impressive a sight this is. Want more adventure? Then make a canoe safari on the Zambezi River where there is a big chance that you come face to face with crocodiles and hippos!

The Kalahari Desert, Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta, make a Botswana tour thoroughly rewarding as you will undoubtedly enjoy all of these beautiful places. Never a dull moment on one of Shoestrings Botswana tours!

Country info Botswana

  • Background information
  • Culture Botswana
    Try before leaving, to read something about the local way of life. Then it is more likely that you will enjoy the journey. Realize that you are there as a guest in a country
  • Religion Botswana
    Until the 18th century there was a strong belief in animism in Zambia and Botswana. To do a rain dance for the gods, or 'gofethla pula ", was very ordinary. This changed with
  • Language Botswana
    Although the official language of Zambia is English, it is only spoken by about 2% of the population. The majority speak a Bantu language. Also in Botswana, English plays an
  • Festivals Botswana
    Besides New Year's Day, Easter and Christmas they celebrate the following national holidays in Botswana: Commemoration Seretse Khama (first president of Botswana) (01 July)
  • Food and drinks Botswana
    BOTSWANA & ZAMBIA: Neither Zambia nor Botswana have any famous national dishes. The dishes are a mix of the traditional and the English "kitchen". There is also
  • Tipping Botswana
    Workers in restaurants and hotels earn little. You can help matters a bit by ensuring that those who work for you get a good tip. The directive is (at least if satisfactory se
  • Weather and climate Botswana
    The area this journey goes through is large and there are also considerable regional differences, partly depending on the latitude and partly depending on the height above sea
  • Practical information
  • Arrival information Botswana
    It is your own responsibility to ensure you have any necessary visas for travel. At the time of writing, for many nationalities, a visa is not required for Botswana. Cost
  • Time differences Botswana
    In our winter there is a 1 hour time difference between Europe and Botswana and Zambia. It is 1 hour later there. You can check exact times through a site such as this.
  • Money Botswana
    The local currency is the Botswana Pula (BWP) which in turn is divided into 100 thebe. There are notes of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50. The coins are as follows: 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50
  • Luggage and clothing Botswana
    This journey around the equator is for the most part near mountains and highlands where a temperate climate with some cold nights is likely. We recommend you to tak
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