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Botswana Lodge Safaris

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  • Currency: 1 Pula = 100 Thebe
  • Main Languages: English & Setswana
  • Climate: Generally hot throughout the year

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Lodge Safaris in Botswana

10 day - Trans Kalahari Lodge Explorer [TKE]
Small Group Lodge Safari. Non Participate    from: USD 2605.00 *
Trans Kalahari Lodge Explorer

This Trans-Kalahari exploration begins in one of Africa’s 7 natural wonders, the Okavango Delta. Entering into the breath-taking Kalahari Desert, you get to spend a few days...
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10 Day Botswana Lodge Explorer - To/From Victoria Falls[BLE]
Small Group Lodge Safari. Non Participate    from: USD 2835.00 *
Desc: Elephants in the Moremi Game Reserve Botswana Lodge Explorer

Join our Botswana Lodge Explorer Safari – experience the stunning beauty, the unimaginable vastness, the prolific wildlife of the best kept African secret - Botswana. This lodge...
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13 Days - Botswana Untouched Lodge Safari - [BU]
Small Group Lodge Safari. Non Participate    from: USD 3369.00 *

Botswana Untouched Lodge Safari

This 13-day Botswana Lodge Safari takes you through some of the most beautiful areas of South Africa, Zimbabwe and of course Botswana! Experience a camping safari that... [More]

20 Day Great Trans-African Lodge Safari - Victoria Falls to Victoria Falls [TA]
Small Group Lodge Safari. Non Participate    from: USD 4595.00 *
Sunset over the Kavango River

Great Trans African Lodge Safari

Our Great Trans African Lodge Safari allows you to experience Namibia and Botswana on a comfortable African Safari which starts at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Enjoy the... [More]

20 Day Southern Africa Safari [CVP20]
Small Group Lodge Based Safaris    from: ZAR 63790.00 *
Route 20 Day Southern Africa Safari
20 Days Cape Town to Victoria Falls
South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Overview
A fantastic lodge based safari through Southern...
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7 Day Elephant Eco-Lodge Safari [ELS]
Small Group Lodge Safari. Non Participate    from: USD 2419.00 *
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Elephant Eco-Lodge Safari

Our Elephant Eco-Lodge safari is a fully accommodated venture taking you through Zimbabwe and Botswana, starting at the magnificent Victoria Falls! Enjoy the luxury of this... [More]

9 Days - Botswana Untouched Lodge Safari - [BU9]
Small Group Lodge Safari. Non Participate    from: USD 2550.00 *
Botswana Untouched Lodge Safari - 9 Day

Our 9 -day Botswana untouched safari is a shorter version of our popular Botswana Untouched Lodge safari. This camping safari includes; Moremi Game Reserve, Savuti...
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* Please note that these prices exclude the Local payment where relevant.

LOCAL PAYMENT:
The Local Payment forms part of your total trip cost and is used to make payments by your Tour Leader whilst on tour - covering items like Fresh Products, camp fees and Park Entrance fees. The Local payment is paid to your Tour Leader at the Pre departure meeting, so you don't have to carry it with you and worry about it. Local payment is usually US$ or ZAR cash.

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Game Lodges in Botswana

The government's tourism policies encourage community, ecological and low-volume, high-cost tourism. This sensible approach ensures the protection of the fragile environment and its resources, improves the lives of its local people and ensures Botswana remains an exclusive and unspoilt safari destination.

Those privileged to visit it, will find diverse terrain offering great photographic opportunities including the wild waterlands of the Okavango Delta, white salt pans where ancient lakes have long since dried, vast grasslands and the endless Kalahari Desert with its orange sand and low vegetation.

Botswana an exciting place to visit.

Botswana is north-west of South Africa, with an area of 570,000 square km.

Though Botswana is rightfully renowned for its wildlife, it also offers a great diversity of plants, insects and reptiles.

Previously a British Protectorate, Botswana became an independent republic in 1966. It has a population of more than one million, concentrated mainly in the catchments area of the Limpopo River and the eastern part.

Wildlife is of vital importance and 17 per cent of the country has been proclaimed as either National Parks or Game Reserves. Gaborone, the capital, is situated in the south-east of the country and features an excellent National Museum with natural history and ethnological exhibitions, but it is Botswana's national parks and game reserves that are the real attraction. The Okavango Delta area, northwards in the Kalahari Desert, is home to over 300 exotic species and a variety of fauna. It is extremely beautiful, with vast grass flats, low tree-covered ridges and lagoons.

Currency

1 Pula = 100 Thebe. Major hotels have foreign currency facilities and most shops, lodges and travel agencies will accept traveller's cheques. USD traveller's cheques are recommended. Purchases must be made in Pula, but at tourist facilities, hard currencies are accepted. An unlimited amount of foreign currency may be imported and exported as long as it's declared. On leaving, you can take P200 maximum.

Health

There are no vaccination requirements for international travellers. Pre-arrival precautions are advised against malaria (risk exists Nov-Jun in northern parts of Botswana incl. Maun, Boteti, Chobe, Ngamiland, Okavango, Tutume districts/areas) and Hepatitis A, polio and typhoid. Other health concerns include influenza (risk throughout the year) and AIDS. Due to the dry, dusty atmosphere, those with extreme respiratory problems (e.g. severe asthma or acute allergies) should avoid travels to Botswana as medical facilities are inadequate. As a precaution boil or sterilize drinking water when outside towns.

Language

English is the official language and Setswana the local language.

Social Conventions

Most people follow a traditional lifestyle and may be unused to visitors, be sensitive to this. Obtain permission from locals to photograph them. Some hotels don't permit jeans and T-shirts. On safari, wear neutral colours, white is not practical. The majority of the population hold animistic beliefs.

Geography and Climate

Most of the country forms a high-lying continental plateau with few mountain features. Arid grasslands and semi-desert conditions dominate the central and southern regions while the far north is tropical, including the Okavango Delta area. Except for the northern tropical region, the country's climate is typically continental with extremely high temperatures up to 40 degrees Celsius in the dry season and occasionally low night-time temperatures, falling below zero in some areas. Generally hot throughout the year. Winter is April to October and is dry, making game viewing easier, because the grasses are low. The rainy season is November to March. The air is dry virtually all year and August is the month of dust storms.

Religion

The majority of the population is of Christian religion. There are other religions, such as Islam and Hindu, as the people enjoy freedom of religion.

Water

Water supplies are safe in the urban areas, but not reliable in rural regions. With a large number of wildlife and cattle, the limited water sources in rural areas are heavily utilised. All water from unknown sources should be boiled, filtered and purified. It is also advisable to carry water when travelling in remote areas, including national parks and game reserves.

Entry Requirements

All visitors must have valid passports and return tickets, but nationals from Japan, America, Canada, some of the commonwealth countries and most EEC countries will not require visas.

Internal Transport

Travel within the country can be conducted by road on good tar surfaces between major centres. For access to wilderness areas, air charter flights are the most convenient, or, in the case of very remote sites, 4X4 vehicles.