Flights to Botswana: practical information
Cheap airlines to Botswana
Planning a trip to the beautiful country of Botswana? Start with cheap flights to Botswana’s main airport in Gaborone, Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE). Kenya Airways, South African Airways, among others, fly from London Heathrow to Botswana.
When to book flights to Botswana
It’s a good idea to plan your holiday in Botswana around the climate. Rainy season typical takes place from December to March. April and May are very pleasant and sunny while June-August tends to be the most popular time of the year to visit for safaris. Book your flights to Botswana at least 6 months in advance.
- Peak season: June-August, especially for safaris.
- Low season: December-March, due to rain.
Flights to Botswana take around 15 hours with stopovers.
Experience Botswana: what to see, what to do
Botswana is the best country to visit if its African game you’re after. Safaris in any of the country’s many game reserves and parks will suit. The Kalahari Desert is its own adventure and don’t miss the chance to meet some of the country’s bushmen.
Essentials in Botswana
Wildlife safaris: Nearly 1/5 of Botswana is parkland and wildlife reserves. You’ll see everything from lions, cheetahs, hippos, elephants, antelope and more. Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park and Makgadikgadi Pans National Park are all good choices.
Botswana tribes: These days Botswana’s traditional native tribes only dress in traditional clothing to perform dances for tourists. If you do want to visit a tribe, D’Kar and Xai-Xai villages offer plenty from dances to crafts and arts.
Kalahari Desert: The Kalahari Desert covers a huge area and the terrain varies from thick bush to salt-pans. Base yourself in Ghanzi, a bushman town, for day trips into the desert and to the nature reserve.
Find more information on Botswana Tourism.
Accommodation in Botswana
While most of Botswana’s hotels are located in or around major cities and tourist areas you can also find a number of secluded game lodges in quite remote areas. These need to be booked far in advance as demand for remote holidays are popular.