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Visit Botswana: Free Travel Guide Discover Gaborone, Maun, Kasane, the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert.

Everything you need to plan your visit to Botswana. Start with our Quicklinks to zero in on a city, region or popular destination. Learn more from our introductory articles about the history, geography, culture, attractions and cuisine. Explore sightseeing recommendations, activities, food, lodging, entertainment, festivals and events. No time to do all this online? Download a free Botswana Travel Guide or have Amazon deliver one to you door.

Botswana Quick Links

Destinations

Francistown  Gaborone  Kasane  Mahalapye  Mochudi  Maun

Botswana Travel Information Lists

National Parks  UNESCO World Heritage

Discover Botswana

Bulgaria is a postage stamp sized country with long history, beautiful scenery, and destinations for every kind of tourist. Looking for an urban experience? Visit Sofia, the lively capital city of 2 million people, Varna, the jewel of the Bulgarian Black Sea, or Plovdiv, the European Capital of Culture 2019.

Bulgaria is home to 10 entries on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Cultural heritage sites include Rila Monastery, Boyana Church and the Ivanovo Rock-Hewn Churches, the Madara Horseman monumental relief, the Kazanlak and Sveshtari Thracian Tombs, and the ancient city of Nesebar. Pirin National Park, the Ancient European Beech Forests, and the Srebarna Nature Reserve are natural heritage sites included on the list.

Bulgaria is a year round holiday destination, with good family oriented ski resorts at Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo, and over 130 kilometers of sandy beaches beckoning summer tourists to the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.

The Bulgarian Tourist Union operates a special program showcasing the top 100 tourist sites in the country. In addition to the UNESCO world heritage sites, all of which show up one way or another in top 100 program, the tourist union program includes a wide variety of historical places, museums, cultural monuments and natural features spread around all 28 Bulgarian provinces.

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Practical Matters

Most visitors to Botswana arrive via commercial air carriers to one of the four international airports in the country.

Arrival By Air

Air Botswana, the national carrier, offers

Air Botswana, Botswana’s national and only airline, provides international 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 (three times per week).

Air Botswana has thrice daily flights between Gaborone and Johannesburg.
South African Airways has twice daily flights between Johannesburg and Gaborone, during the week.
South African Express has five flights daily between Johannesburg and Gaborone, during the week.
Air Botswana has daily flights from Johannesburg direct to Maun.
Air Namibia flies Windhoek to Maun every day of the week, except Tuesday and Thursday.
Kenya Airways flies Nairobi to Gaborone.
Air charter services are also available.
Light aircraft transfers have a 15kg luggage restrictions in soft, squashable bags PLUS 5kg of hand luggage. The size of the cargo pod of a Cessna 206, which is generally used on inter-camp transfers is 72cm wide and 29 cm high. Travelers coming for safaris are advised not to bring hard suitcases as they will not fit on light aircrafts.

Most major international airlines from Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia fly to Johannesburg, South Africa, where connecting flights can be booked to Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Gaborone, or to Maun, Francistown or Kasane.

For flight details contact:
Air Botswana Central Reservations
Tel: +267 395-1921
Web: www.airbotswana.bw

South African Express
Tel: +267 397-2397
Web: www.flysax.com

South African Airways
Tel: +267 390-2210/12
Web: www.flysaa.com

Air Namibia
Tel (South Africa): +27 11-978-5055
Tel (Namibia): +26 461-299-6444
Web: www.airnamibia.com.na

By Road
Botswana is accessible by tarred road from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia. Vehicles are driven on the left hand side of the road. A valid international driver’s license, along with vehicle registration documents, are required to drive in Botswana, and drivers should always carry them.

Most major roads in Botswana are tarred and driving conditions are generally good. The main roads to established areas are regularly graded. Four-wheel drive is required when travelling in the national parks and reserves, as well as in remote areas. Car and four-wheel drive rental services are widely available in major tourist centres, airports and hotels.

By Bus
There are scheduled bus services across borders between Botswana and South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Zambia, as well as good internal bus services linking major and minor towns and villages across the country.

By Rail
There are no passenger train services in Botswana. Cargo services run on a daily basis.

For more information consult The Botswana Railways website at www.botswanarailways.co.bw.

Getting Around In Towns

Taxis are a reasonably priced and convenient way to get around town in Gaborone and other urban areas. They are easily identified at designated taxi stands or may be called by telephone.

Gifa’s Transport is a reliable cab service in Gaborone which may be scheduled in advance.

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Botswana Travel Resources

Botswana Tourism Official website of the Botswana Tourism Organization.

Country Information Resources

CIA World Factbook: Botswana

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Botswana Tourism Organisation
Fairscape Precinct, Plot 70667
Fairgrounds Office Park
Building 1A & 1B, 2nd Floor (East Wing) Gaborone, Botswana
Tel: +267 391 3111  Fax: +267 395 6810

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