Botswana Tourism

Botswana Tourism
When the topic of safaris comes up, the Republic of Botswana in southern Africa is one of the first countries mentioned. The geographically diverse country, which is about the size of Texas, has what experts consider some of the world's best safari destinations because 40 percent of its land is wide-open national parks and game reserves. Safaris of every kind, from photography to big game, are especially popular in the Okavango Delta, the world's largest inland delta.

Time Frame

The best time to visit Botswana is between April and November, when many large animals migrate to the Okavango Delta's waterways. From December to February, which is summertime there, it is very, very hot, and rainy season is January through March.


Visitors can see the country's remaining rhinos at Khama Rhino Sanctuary in Serove, take a hot-air balloon ride over the Kalahari Desert, go sport fishing in the Okavango Delta and Chobe River systems, hike up to the rock paintings at Tsodilo Hills and motorbike the bush region of Mashatu.

Fun Fact

Botswana is the setting for HBO's "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series.


Visitors generally fly into the southern region's city of Maun. U.S. citizens are required to have a passport that is good for six months after the visit to Botswana, but no visa is necessary for those staying under 90 days. Visitors may be asked to show outgoing documents and enough funds to pay for their stay.


The liveliest city is the capital city of Gaborone, which offers diverse accommodations, restaurants, movies, bars and cinemas. Information on tour guides and companies, as well as designing your own trip, is available on Botswana's tourism board website (see Resources).

Article Written By Debbie Selinsky

Debbie Selinsky is an award-winning writer based in North Carolina. Selinsky is the former senior editor of "Success Magazine" and deputy director of the Duke University News Service. She has written about travel for many years and specializes in cruise travel, having sailed on more than 100 cruises. Selinsky attended North Greenville University, Oregon Institute of Technology and the Poynter Institute for Journalistic Excellence.

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