Botswana is found in the southern region of Africa, with the capital of Gaborone, it is over 600,000km2 in total. It is bordered by South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Botswana is characterized by stunning salt plans, diamond rich deserts and eye catching plains. With over 40% of the country protected as National Parkland and the Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta, the list of places to visit is endless. English is the main language of the country.
Botswana experiences the extremes of both temperature and weather through out the year. The winter, May to August, has clear, warm and sunny days, with plumiting temperatures at night. During September, the first of the wet weather appears, bringing the wildlife with it. Animals remain close to the water sources, as they are still minimal, so it is a reliable time to view game. As the summer begins, October to April, the region experiences heavy rainfall. This makes game tricky to track and sandy roads become impassable. It is also the time where the highest temperatures, (40C) and the highest humidity. The average temperature is 23C.
The public health system is good in Botswana and the pharmaceutical supplies are readily available. Tap water is considered safe to drink in well populated areas however outside main cities it is advised to steralise the water. It is best to wear loose fitting clothing and to check yourself for ticks daily.
Take a visit to the Gaborne Game Reserve – a great chance to spot antelopes, giraffes and flamingoes.
Khama Rhino Sanctuary- see the last remaining rhinos in Botswana, protected in a national park.
Okavango Delta Canoe Ride- float along the river on a mokoro, originally made from a hollowed trunk.
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