Botswana Holidays

A vast network of waterways, rambling open spaces and dense bush, Botswana is one of Africa’s most spectacular untouched wildernesses. A safari through the scrub-covered savannahs combines the beauty of Botswana’s vast and varied landscapes with the awe-inspiring spectacle of wildlife at its most primitive.

A haven for photographers, Botswana’s vast grasslands are dotted by exotic flora, including statuesque acacia trees, soaring baobabs and the peculiar sausage tree. From the unforgiving Kalahari Desert and the extensive Makgadikgadi salt pans, to the marshlands of Chobe National Park, nature lovers will be spoilt for choice at Botswana’s contrasting landscapes.

Take a walk on the wild side and embark on an exhilarating game drive through the expansive plains of Chobe National Park in search of the magnificent Big Five. For a unique perspective on Botswana’s exotic fauna, explore the floodplains of the Okavango Delta by mokoro (dug-out canoe), spotting hippos, impala, Nile crocodiles and blue wildebeest as they quench their thirst.  

Why not combine your adventure in Botswana with a visit to South Africa, featuring vibrant Cape TownCape Winelands and Kruger National Park and more opportunities to see the Big Five against a backdrop of stunning countryside. 

Time Zone

GMT +2

Flight Time

14–15 hours; indirect flights are available from London Heathrow via Johannesburg

Currency

BWP - Botswana Pula

Visa Information

British citizens aren’t required to obtain a visa for travel to Botswana.

Language

English

Health Information

Special vaccines are recommended for travel to Botswana. Please speak to your GP for the latest medical requirements.

Known for the expansive Okavango Delta wetlands and its wild inhabitants, and the stunning, varied landscapes of Chobe National Park - nature-lovers, photographers and adventurers will be spoilt for choice in this beautiful country.

  • Okavango Delta

    Arguably the best area of Botswana and a unique area to of Africa. This wetland offers amazing water based game viewing.

  • Chobe National Park

    This is one of the best areas in the world to see elephant, it is almost guaranteed.

  • Moremi Wildlife Reserve

    Located in the heart of the Okavavango Delta lies the Moremi Wildlife Reserve. This stunning reserve is surrounded by the Delta's flood plains making for a unique safari experience by mokoro (dugout canoe).

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Average weather in January

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Livingstone
23ºC
224mm
Namibia
24ºC
74mm
Zambia
23ºC
224mm

Average weather in February

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Avg. rainfall
Livingstone
23ºC
182mm
Namibia
23ºC
89mm
Zambia
23ºC
182mm

Average weather in March

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Avg. rainfall
Livingstone
23ºC
157mm
Namibia
21ºC
83mm
Zambia
23ºC
157mm

Average weather in April

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Avg. rainfall
Livingstone
23ºC
39mm
Namibia
19ºC
32mm
Zambia
22ºC
39mm

Average weather in May

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Avg. rainfall
Livingstone
20ºC
4mm
Namibia
16ºC
6mm
Zambia
20ºC
4mm

Average weather in June

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Avg. rainfall
Livingstone
18ºC
Namibia
13ºC
2mm
Zambia
18ºC

Average weather in July

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Avg. rainfall
Livingstone
17ºC
Namibia
13ºC
Zambia
17ºC

Average weather in August

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Avg. rainfall
Livingstone
20ºC
Namibia
16ºC
1mm
Zambia
20ºC
20mm

Average weather in September

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Livingstone
23ºC
3mm
Namibia
19ºC
3mm
Zambia
23ºC
3mm

Average weather in October

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Avg. rainfall
Livingstone
25ºC
24mm
Namibia
22ºC
11mm
Zambia
25ºC
24mm

Average weather in November

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Avg. rainfall
Livingstone
25ºC
108mm
Namibia
23ºC
27mm
Zambia
25ºC
108mm

Average weather in December

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Livingstone
23ºC
209mm
Namibia
24ºC
31mm
Zambia
23ºC
209mm
  • Indianna

    Sales Performance Leader

    “Consider a game-viewing experience by boat for the chance to spot crocodiles, hippos and a whole range of wildlife you wouldn't see further inland.”

  • Steph

    Destination Specialist

    “Definitely combine land-based and water-based safari activities on your Botswana itinerary. You’ll be amazed at how different the two experiences are.”

  • George, Destination Specialist

    George

    Destination Specialist

    “Despite offering luxury lodges for your stay, consider a more rustic, traditional camping experience. Gaze up at the stars and tell tales round the campfire.”

Types of Botswana holidays

Botswana Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays
Exploring Botswana

Botswana Safaris

Botswana Safaris

Frequently Asked Questions

There are four key National Parks in Botswana – the Chobe National Park, Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park, Makgadikgadi Pan National Park, and Nxai Pan National Park – as well as various game reserves and private concession areas.

Air Botswana operates return flights from Gabarone to Kasane five times a week and return flights to Maun and Francistown, daily. 

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