Botswana

A vast land-locked area of approximately 582,000 square kilometres, Botswana is divided from its neighbours, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia, mainly by rivers, some of which flow only during the wet season.

Two-thirds of the country is covered by the Kalahari Desert, a wind-blown, semi-arid, flat plain. Places of interest are the Chobe National Park, Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Okavango Delta, Linyanti Swamp, Makgadikgadi Pans, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Tuli Block and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The rainy season is from November to April, with the dry period May to October.

Air Botswana, Botswana’s national and only airline, provides regional flights between Gaborone and Johannesburg, Gaborone and Harare, Maun and Johannesburg, Kasane and Johannesburg and Francistown and Johannesburg. Domestic flights run between Gaborone and Francistown, Maun and Kasane, and the airline has recently re-introduced its Maun to Kasane flight. Air Namibia and South African Airways have numerous regional flights to Botswana from Windhoek and Johannesburg respectively.

Botswana Accommodation Map

Quick Facts

Capital
Gaborone
Population
2,303,697 (2019)
Area
581,730 km²
Language
English, Setswana
Currency
Botswana Pula - BWP
Major Airports
Gaborone, Maun, Kasane
Other
Left-hand Driving, Time: CAT (UTC+2)