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Botswana Awaits

by Diplomatist Bureau - 18 September, 2021, 12:00 218 Views 0 Comment

Botswana, a landlocked African country known for its political stability and multi-party democracy, is widely regarded as having some of the best wilderness and wildlife areas on the African continent.  Botswana is known for her vast expanses of pristine wilderness, and her variety of ecosystems, with a full 38 percent of its total land area devoted to national parks, reserves, and wildlife management areas.  It is a country with the 6th lowest human density in the world, but the highest population of elephants in Africa, the highest density of lions in Africa, and an abundance of the ‘Big Five’ across its main parks.

Makgadikgadi Pans

Experience here the stunning beauty of the world’s largest intact inland Delta – the Okavango Delta; the unimaginable vastness of the world’s second-largest Game Reserve – the Central Kalahari Game Reserve; the isolation and other worldliness of the Makgadikgadi – uninhabited pans the size of Portugal; the dramatic rocky and rugged wilderness – Northern Tuli Game Reserve; and the astoundingly prolific wildlife of the Chobe National Park.

Goo Moremi

Botswana is the last stronghold for a number of endangered bird and mammal species, including Wild Dog, Cheetah, Brown Hyena, Cape Vulture, Wattled Crane, Kori Bustard and Pel’s fishing owl. This makes your safari experience even more memorable and at times you will feel simply surrounded by wild animals.  Your safari experience will cover an array of Products including: Wildlife (flora & fauna), Wilderness/Wetlands experience, Culture and Heritage, Sports and Adventure, Business Tourism ( Meetings Incentives, Conferencing and Events). Travelers will enjoy the following Activities: Game Drives, Walking safaris, Boat cruises, Mokoro excursions (traditional dug-out canoe), Hiking, Sports and cultural-based activities.

Botswana has a wealth of culture and heritage embodied in its people, music, food, knowledge and art: and cultural festivities and celebrations still provide key social and economic opportunities for the rural communities. These events form part of our national events calendar and have drawn audiences from all over the world. A visit to the villages to experience culture; taste the food; and discover the warmth and sincerity of the Batswana. A deep cultural tour should take you from the South to the North or vice versa.

Botswana offers a large number of different accommodation facilities. Whether it is budget bed & breakfast, guesthouses, tented camps and game lodges, hotels or nature-orientated campsites – every visitor will find the right accommodation for a perfect vacation. 

Why you should visit Botswana

  • Peaceful, stable and safe: Botswana is a peaceful country that runs a multiparty democracy; it has a fiscal policy, high transparency and is a good investment destination.
  • Commitment to Conservation  –Land reserved for wildlife management, home to the largest elephant population in the world, has actively embarked on conservation of other endangered animals and supports sustainable tourism practices. 
  • Unique & Diverse Safari Experiences – mokoro, canoe and walks with Basarwa (San communities) in the Kalahari, quad biking in the Makgadikgadi Pans, and much more 
  • Experience based travel– small lodges for exclusive experiences 
  • Ecotourism – it’s the norm, not the exception 
  • True Wilderness – vast open plains of the Kalahari; pristine, untouched savannahs and riverine forests; unfenced parks & reserves throughout the land; Tuli’s remote, majestic landscape amongst others 
  • Hospitality– friendly, caring, and knowledgeable people

Best Time to Visit

Botswana is generally an all year round destination depending on what the traveller needs to experience. If the interest is Wildlife/Game viewing, the best time is during the months of May to October (dry season) when Wildlife concentration at water sources is at its peak. This is also the time when Okavango Delta water-ways are filling up or have filled up, attracting an amazing wildlife population giving the traveller an amazing experience of the true African Wildlife in their natural habitats. In the cooler months of June to August, game viewing is more spectacular because wildlife tends to be more active all day due to low tempreature and they can be easily spotted because they congregate by the water sources as a result of the limited rainfall during winter making it possible to have unexpected Game encounters that gives a visitor a lifetime experience.

Some destinations such as Chobe and Kalahari region, however,  offer excellent Wildlife/Game viewing in the months of December to April (summer), where antelopes will be giving birth and predators will be spotted following them to prey on their offsprings. Indeed Botswana offers an out of this world safari experience that lasts for a lifetime.

If the interest is in cultural tourism, it is available country wide and offered all year round with each region showcasing its unique culture through dance, cuisine, dress and many more. Botswana also offers adventure and sports tourism activities, host edinvarios geographical locations. These activities include Makgadikgadi Epic, Khawa Dune Challenge and Cultural Festival and Toyota Kalahari 1000km Desert race (to mention a few), motor sport activities that give patrons the real enjoyment and experience of the big machines in the Kgalagadi sands of Botswana.

For more information please log on www.botswanatourism.co.bw

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Covid 19 Protocols

The tourism sector is one of the hardest hit by the outbreak of COVID-19 with impacts of both supply and demand. The availability of vaccines and exhaustive sensitization of Covid 19 health protocols to the citizens of Botswana played a huge role in mitigating the spread of the virus.  The travel and tourism industry has been erratic due to the restrictions in opening/closing of the borders, but of late the restrictions have been eased as Botswana is cautious opening the economy including travel.

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