Area: 581,730 sq km (224,607 sq miles)
Population: 2.4 million
Major Languages: English (official), Setswana (National)
Currency: Pula (BWP)
Time Zone: UTC+02:00
One of Africa’s most exclusive safari destinations, Botswana is a country of striking and diverse beauty. From the richly populated waterways of the Okavango Delta to the barren openness of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, and the remoteness of the Kalahari Desert, Botswana is a paradise for stunning scenery and wildlife. It is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world: the low population and vast areas of protected wilderness provide a haven for wildlife and offers a more exclusive and remote safari.
Botswana is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa and bordered by four countries: South Africa to the South, Namibia to the West, Zimbabwe to the East and Zambia to the North. Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe all meet in a cross at the Kazangula border crossing, one of the only places in the world where four major international boundaries meet. On 10th May 2021, the President’s of Botswana and Zambia opened the very striking Kazangula bridge, making travel between Botswana and Zambia even more efficient.
Botswana is roughly the size of France or Texas and has protected over 40% of this vast area for wildlife management areas (WMAs). Therefore, there is a huge variety of choice in terms of habitats to explore, wildlife to see and activities on offer.
In addition to traditional game drives, you can explore the Okavango’s channels peacefully by mokoro (a traditional dugout canoe), discover what you miss from the vehicle by exploring areas on foot, see the floods of the Delta via a scenic flight, get up close with meerkats in the salt pans, spend time with the awe-inspiring Ju!hoasi Khoi San bushmen of the Kalahari and plenty more!
Arguably the most exclusive safari destination in Africa, Botswana is well worth a visit.
To see the areas where we operate in are located, and for more information on them, please see the maps below.