Botswana

 

Description:
Botswana is a truly diverse land. From the arid wilderness of the Kalahari to the lush, verdant Okavango Delta, this surprising country will cast its spell over you. This wilderness destination is far removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and is both unexploited and unexplored. Discover it soon, it will not disappoint you!

Location:
Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, located just north of South Africa.

Reasons for Visiting Botswana:
Tourists to Botswana love its unfenced big five wilderness & wetland landscapes, friendly people, history and culture, making this center of Africa country a dream destination.

Botswana has:
– Unspoilt wilderness
– Unlimited wildlife
– The largest inland delta
– The Kalahari
– The ancient super-lake
– An aviary of birdlife
– Ancient discoveries. Botswana has a rich cultural history, much of which is being discovered daily by amateur archaeologists.

Botswana Entry and Visa Requirements:
– A valid acceptable passport or travel document good for a sufficient period to cover your intended stay.
– A valid visa, if required.
– Sufficient funds.
– A return or onward ticket.
– At least two blank pages in your passport.

Population in Botswana:
1, 921, 122

Climate:
Summer – November to March
Winter – May to August
In between periods
April/early May and September/October

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
MAX: 29.7°C 24.4°C 29.7°C 29.2°C 27.4°C 25.0°C 24.8°C 27.8°C 31.8°C 33.4°C 32.4°C 30.2°C
MIN: 18.2°C 17.9°C 17.1°C 13.9°C 9.5°C 6.3°C 5.6°C 8.2°C 12.8°C 17.0°C 18.2°C 18.1°C
RAINFALL: 167.6mm 126.3mm 69.8mm 24.2mm 2.9mm 0mm 0mm 0.3mm 1.9mm 26.6mm 63.6mm 173.5mm

Best Time to Visit:
Between April and November, large numbers of animals migrate towards the waterways of the Okavango Delta.
November and December, are an excellent time to witness nature’s own timetable of regeneration. January to March sees the migration of large numbers of game into the summer grazing areas, while the delta comes alive with sounds of hundreds of bird species. March and April thousands of zebras and other animals migrate towards the Savuti area of Chobe National Park.
Language:
Local Language – Setswana is the national language with minor differences in dialects
Official Language – English is the official business language and it is widely spoken in urban areas with most written communication being in this language

Religion:
70% Christian
5000 Muslims
3000 Hindus
7000 Baha’is
20% No religion

Currency:
Pula (BWP)

Tipping:
Tipping indicates appreciation for good service
Tipping is widely practiced in Botswana. Here is some information of Botswana tipping.
– 10% in restaurants
– About P4 for hotel porters.
– Cleaners and maids in hotels and other accommodation establishments usually get between P4 and P8 per day.
– During your trip it is likely that you will come into contact with tour guides, game rangers and trackers who depend largely on their tips for their income. Tipping in this instance ranges between P25 and P45 per person per day.

Social Customs:
It is largely the culture of the Batswana that has dominated that of other minority groups. Recent years have seen the introduction of western culture in the form of western business, technology, consumer goods, tourism and the media.