African Safari Paradise

Enjoy an exhilarating African Safari experience in the home of the giants. Botswana is widely considered to have the largest concentration of African Elephants to be found in one country. It is only one of the many draw cards that entice visitors back year after year. Other highlights include the game-rich Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta which is also the world’s largest inland delta. English is widely spoken throughout Botswana with the locals known for their warmth and welcoming nature which makes tourists feel like family and not visitors. Whether you are enjoying a magnificent game drive, adrenalin charged guided bush walk, mokoro boat cruise down a reed lined channel or a cultural interaction; Botswana’s endless variety of activities will keep you wanting to come back to this beautiful country again and again. Contact Infinite Africa for more information.

  • Best Time to Travel

    The best time to visit Botswana is during the dry season, which runs from May to October. This is when the animals are most active and the scenery is at its most spectacular. However, Botswana can be visited year-round, as the temperatures are relatively mild.  Botswana has a semi-arid climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The average temperature in the capital, Gaborone, is 25°C (77°F) in the summer and 18°C (64°F) in the winter.

  • Culture

    The people of Botswana are predominantly Tswana, with a small minority of other ethnic groups. The official language is English, but Setswana is also widely spoken.  Botswana is a very welcoming country with a rich culture. Visitors are encouraged to learn about the local customs and traditions and to respect the environment.

  • Currency

    The currency of Botswana is the Pula (BWP)  but the US Dollar is widely accepted at lodges and hotels throughout the country (with the exception of Diners and American Express).

  • Traveling in Botswana

    The road infrastructure in Botswana is generally good making it a great option for self-drive itineraries. The main roads are paved, with game reserves and remote rural areas mainly accessed by dirt roads that are suitable for 4×4 vehicles.  The air access, internationally and regionally, is also good. There are a number of airlines that fly to Botswana’s key airports – Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (Gaborone), Maun International Airport (Maun), and Kasane International Airport (Kasane).

  • Visa & Passport

    It is important to always double-check if you require a visa prior to travel.  Presently visitors from the following countries do not require a visa: Commonwealth countries, most European countries, the United States of America, and Canada. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your intended stay in Botswana. You must also have at least two blank visa pages in your passport.

  • What to Pack

    When packing for a safari in Botswana, it is important to pack for all types of weather. The days can be hot and sunny, but the nights can be cold. It is also important to pack insect repellent, sunscreen, and a hat.  Important items not to forget include:

    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Long-sleeved shirts and pants
    • Shorts and a T-shirt for hot days
    • A hat & sunglasses
    • Sunscreen & Insect repellent
    • A flashlight
    • A first-aid kit
    • A camera
    • Binoculars