Botswana is the Costa Rica of Africa – at least if you ask our nature travel specialist Rainer. And there is something to it, because Botswana is difficult to describe: diverse, diverse and beautiful! The African country is a jewel for nature lovers and is therefore ideal for eventful Botswana nature trips. For safari fans, the national parks and UNESCO World Heritage sites sound like music in their ears: the Okavango Delta, where the river of the same name seeps into the Kalahari, or the Chobe National Park, which is known for its elephant herds.
Wild Africa close enough to touch
Botswana is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa. It is well developed for tourism and is particularly suitable for experienced Africa vacationers. Elephant lovers get their money’s worth on a trip to Botswana, and even experienced animal watchers who want to see very rare animals such as wild dogs are in good hands here. There are animals in the wild all over Botswana, many of which can also be found self-propelled. If you are driving a rental car in Botswana for the first time, you should exercise caution at first, because driving in the sand has to be learned.
Travel information in brief
Botswana is a year-round travel destination, with each region having its own charm and season. From May to November the dry season prevails in Botswana and the temperatures are between 20-25 ° C with mostly bright blue skies. It can get a little colder at night. From December to March it is summer in Botswana, the summer rainy season sets in and the vegetation blooms noticeably. The dry season is best suited for a Botswana trip with a lot of safari, as there are many animals to be found at the water points.
Currency / money
The unit of currency in Botswana is the pula, which is divided into 100 Thebe. Credit cards are widely accepted as a means of payment in the cities and ATMs are also available in almost all larger cities. Cash can be withdrawn from many ATMs using credit cards and debit cards. US dollars are also accepted as a means of payment. If you want to change money, do it right in Botswana as the local exchange rates are the best.
No vaccinations are currently required when entering from Germany. If you are traveling to Botswana from a yellow fever area, you must have valid vaccination protection. The Federal Foreign Office recommends getting vaccinated against hepatitis A in addition to the standard vaccinations. For long-term stays, vaccinations against hepatitis B, typhoid, meningococcal disease and rabies are recommended. In some regions of Botswana there is also a high risk of malaria. Please talk to your doctor about any vaccinations you need in good time before you go abroad.
Visa / entry
German citizens need a passport with at least four free pages that is valid for at least six months to enter Botswana. As a tourist, you will receive a free entry permit upon arrival, which allows you to stay in Botswana for 90 days per year. Please note the entry regulations of the Federal Foreign Office for minor children.
More than 40 percent of the land area of Botswana is protected. Big game hunting is prohibited here – a decision that, in our opinion, makes a lot of sense for the protection of species. We are happy to support the government with this decision by carrying out nature trips and photo safaris through Botswana for our guests, in which the incredibly friendly and helpful inhabitants of this African country participate.
The decision to protect nature and animals also ensures a very diverse and species-rich fauna in Botswana. From zebras and antelopes to giraffes and buffalo to lions and cheetahs you can see everything on a Botswana holiday. The Chobe National Park is known for its numerous elephants, which make the hearts of travelers on our nature trips beat faster. The water-rich Okavango Delta in northern Botswana attracts a wide variety of animals and is therefore ideal for wildlife viewing. The not so well known national parks in Botswana are also worth a visit. Away from the tourist crowds, you can admire Africa’s wild fauna in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, the Moremi Game Reserve or the Kalahari Game Reserve.
On our group tours through Botswana, we deliberately keep the group size very small. If we see a rare animal while traveling through Botswana, everyone should have the opportunity to observe the animal extensively. We also attach great importance to excellent tour guides so that you can learn as much as possible about the country and the incredible nature of Botswana. You can of course also expect the usual standard for our nature trips in Botswana.
Many of our trips to Botswana naturally also include the top tourist destinations such as Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta; At the same time, we work out individual, unusual travel routes for you, for example to Savuti or the Moremi game reserve. Or we can combine your Botswana nature tour with a trip through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia or elsewhere.
Our Bostwana trips always aim to support species conservation projects with part of the travel price. We know Botswana personally and are in close contact with our local partners. It is our aim to offer you high quality nature tours through Botswana! We follow our slogan: “Experience the beauties of nature and protect them”.