The Botswana Tourism Organization Guide
Botswana is often called a diamond in the rough because of the amazing tourism opportunities that the country has to offer. If you’re looking for an intriguing destination for your next trip, the following Botswana tourism organization guide will come in handy.
Where is it?
A landlocked Southern African Country, Botswana is located between South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The spectacular nature of Botswana has made it popular because of the diversified landscape and wildlife. The Okavango Delta is probably one of the most spectacular places to see.
How to Get There
The citizens of 67 countries can visit Botswana without needing a visa. Some of these countries include the US, UK, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, most EU countries, Singapore and Malaysia.
A visa can be obtained in every British embassy in the respective country.
Botswana has several international airports, the main one being
located in Gaborone (Sir Seretse Khama Airport). A few international
flights also land in Maun. Most of the international flights to Botswana
require a transfer in South Africa from Cape Town.Durban or Johannesburg.
Botswana is also accessible by train from South Africa, by car and by bus.
A number of accommodation spots that range in price and available conveniences can be found in the bigger cities, as well as the tourism hotspots. Little lodges are also located in the wilderness for the ones that would like to enjoy a relaxed holiday and experience the tranquility of Botswana’s nature.
What to See
Botswana’s wildlife is its biggest tourism asset. The country gives tourists opportunities to get acquainted with a number of extraordinary species. If you’d like to experience an encounter with a lion, an elephant, a hippo, a cheetah and an array of colorful birds, this is the place for you.
The biggest tourism hotspots in Botswana include the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park (and its large population of elephants), Mokolodi Nature Reserve, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and Gemsbok National Park.
There are a couple of health specifics to keep in mind when traveling to Botswana. For a start, the country’s HIV infection rate is the second highest in the world and currently at 24.1 percent. Some of the country’s regions are declared malaria zones (the Okavango Delta included). You may want to talk to a physician and take some precautions before leaving home.
You shouldn’t worry about drinking water – tap water in Botswana is chlorinated. Still, if you have some concerns, stick to drinking bottled water. Visit good restaurants (that have high ratings in international tourism platforms) and you’ll have a safe, enjoyable trip.