Botswana is centrally located in the heart of Southern Africa. It shares borders with Zambia in the north, Namibia in the north and north- west, Zimbabwe in the north-east and South Africa in the south.Gaborone is the Capital City of Botswana. What makes Gaborone so unique is that the visitor can enjoy all the familiar modern conveniences of home, but can gain entry into rural Africa, or wildlife areas, within minutes – having then the best of both possible worlds.
English is the official language. Setswana, the national language, is the most widely spoken conversational language in Botswana.
The weather in July in Botswana is usually dry with cool temperatures in the morning and evening. The daytime averages are between 16C and 23C.
The Pula (BWP) is the currency of Botswana. As of September 2016 the BWP was equivalent to:
- USD 0.0927
- GBP 0.0696
- ZAR 1.3208
- EUR 0.0825
- AUD 0.1232
- MYR 0.38142
- INR 6.20124
Please Note: Botswana Pula can only be obtained in Botswana and South Africa. US dollar is used in some hotels. Visa card can generally be used in hotels and major retail outlets.
Botswana is well known for having some of the best wilderness and wildlife areas on the African continent. With a full 38 percent of its total land area devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas – for the most part unfenced, allowing animals to roam wild and free – travel through many parts of the country has the feeling of moving through an immense Nature wonderland.
The stunning beauty of the Okavango Delta, the unimaginable vastness of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the isolation and other-worldliness of the Makgadikgadi, the astoundingly prolific wildlife of the Chobe National Park make Botswana a very unique destination.