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The Beauty of Travelling to Botswana

Currency: Pula

Language: English (Setswana common)

Best way of getting around: Independent driving or driving with a guide. Occasionally internal flights.

Highlight: The Okavango Delta
– one of the most amazing places on earth.

Travel tip: Plan your trip in advance. The Okavango Delta struggles with the idea of spontaneous independent travel.

Dress Code: Long sleeves and trousers in cool colours to fight the bugs.

Unusual highlight: More elephants than you can shake a stick at!

Travel to Botswana

Found in the south, right next to Namibia, Botswana is probably best known for being the home of the Okavango Delta (and perhaps also the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series.) It’s big, it’s beautiful, it has a low volume high cost tourism policy.


When you see the wildlife on show (from impalas to zebras) you’ll realise it’s worth every penny.

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