Botswana is arguably one of Africa’s finest wildlife destinations, with over a quarter of its land set aside exclusively for nature conservation. To the casual visitor Botswana might be seen as a country with kilometers of flat, desolate scrubland with little surface water. But upon closer inspection, a magnificent new world presents itself.
Experience what Southern Africa has to offer.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The best time to visit Botswana is during their dry season from May to September. This is also the best time for game viewing, especially if you are going to the Okavango Delta, where the animals will migrate to the water during the hot, dry days.
The below are some of the amazing highlights that are included on the Drifters Botswana tours.
- Kalahari – Bushman walks
- Okavango Delta
- Okavango mokoro excursions
- Delta walks
- National Parks (Moremi/Savuti)
- Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
- Chobe River boat cruise
- Chobe National Park
5 INTERESTING FACTS
- Botswana has the largest elephant population on the continent.
- The Okavango Delta is a UNESCO World Heritage site, best described as an inland river delta.
- Water is such a valued commodity in Botswana, that even their currency is called “pula” meaning “rain or blessing” in Setswanna, their national language.
- Botswana holds one of the world’s largest salt pans; Makgadikgadi Salt Pan.
- Botswana is also home to the worlds’ shortest border.
WHAT TO PACK
Herewith a recommended guide of what to bring along:
For walking, hiking and safaris
- Sport shoes / Sneakers/ Sandals
- Hat/ Sun cream/ Water bottle
- Smaller day pack/ Camera/ Binoculars
- Books (Birds, Mammals, personal reading books, Optional)
For general travelling (to keep yourself entertained on the longer drives)
- Personal iPod/ Personal Reading Books/ A deck of cards or something similar
- Battery chargers for your personal devices (iPods, iPads, E-Readers, Handy’s etc.)
- Our vehicles are well equipped with charging facilities while driving. A Two-pin charger is perfect.
- Mosquito Net (Optional)
- Malaria Prophylaxis (please inquire from your general Doctor at home)
- Money (Sundry expenses, gratuities)
- Headlamp / Flashlight / Batteries
- Sleeping Bag & Small Pillow