One of the most politically stable countries in Africa, Botswana is the ideal safari destination.
Botswana is a land-locked country, located in southern Africa, bordering South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia.
Boasting some of Africa's most incredible concentrations of wildlife, Botswana is an immense natural wonderland with over 38 per cent of the country devoted to national parks and wildlife reserves; the majority of which are unfenced, allowing the animals to roam free.
Explore the scenic beauty of the world’s largest intact inland Delta – the Okavango; the world’s second largest game reserve – the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the wildlife-abundant Chobe National Park and try and spot the ‘Big Five’.
These safari mecca’s also house many endangered bird and mammal species, such as the Brown Hyena and the Wattled Crane.
Botswana Essential Information:
Major towns/cities: Francistown, Lobatse, Selebi-Phikwe
Places of interest: the Okavango, Chobe National Park, Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Time Zone: GMT +2
Language: English (official) and Tswana, some Afrikaans in the far south
Currency: pula (BWP). For up-to-date exchange rates see: www.xe.com/ucc.
International dialling code: +267
British Embassy: visit the website for more information