Botswana Travel, Backpacking & Gap Year Guide
Botswana is one of the best destinations in Africa with incredible nature, exotic wildlife, amazing safari camps and amazing experiences. Find inspiration for the best things to do if you would like to travel, go backpacking or take a gap year in Botswana.
Activities & Things to Do in Botswana
Travel to Botswana
View our comprehensive travel and backpacking guide with tips, ideas for the best things to see and do and information about itineraries, costs, how to save money, and more!
Our destination guide aims to give you all the information you need to have an amazing experience in this amazing country. Find affordable travel and backpacking ideas with advice for amazing things to do and how you can be more than just your average traveller. You can also get recommendations for budget travel tips, where to stay and advice how to stay safe.
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- Capital: Gaborone
- Currency: Pula (BWP)
- Population: 1,640,000 (approx)
- Local Languages: Setswana + English
- International Dailing Code +267
Why Visit in Botswana?
Botswana has incredible landscapes and nature home to some of the most beautiful animals on the planet.
Local people refer to this country as 'The Land of the Giants' and you will be overwhelmed by how friendly and open the natives are to seeing and meeting you. Most people travel overland in the Southern area of this continent also visiting Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa - there are flexible trips available all year round. You will get to see herds of elephants and wildlife locations which are some of the best in the continent.
Bush camping in Botswana is very popular, you can experience sleeping under the impressive African sky and see exotic animals like elephants, cheetahs, rhinos, zebras and lions. If you are looking for something totally different you could train to become a nature / wildlife field guide and join tracking courses.
Best Places to Visit in Botswana
If you are currently looking at options for a meaningful holiday these are some of the best places you should add to your Tanzania travel itinerary:
- Safari in the Chobe National Park which is full of wildlife like elephants
- The 'Makgadikgadi Pan'
- Crossing the border to see the stunning Victoria Falls
- Selinda Camp
- Chief’s Island
- Linyanti Wildlife Reserve
- Abu Camp and Baines Camp
- Duba Plains
- Okavango Delta
- Tsodilo Hills
- Nxai Pan National Park
- Moremi Game Reserve
- Khama Rhino Sanctuary
- Tuli Block
- Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
- Mokolodi Game Reserve
Gap Year in Botswana
Botswana is a very peaceful country to visit which is most famous for its exotic wildlife and spectacular locations like the Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta. On a gap year which can be arranged through our website you can expect to see stunning landscapes and get close to wild animals like elephants.
Botswana is a landlocked country which is very peaceful and best known for it's diverse wildlife and spectacular scenery. On our website you can find exciting gap year programs. We have options for all nationalities, whether you are a student, graduate, planning a career break or would just like to do something like improving communities or helping animals. You might want to explore this fascinating country and make a difference to some really worthwhile local efforts.
Expect sunshine almost all year and a country full of natural beauty, one of the main highlights of the country is the Okavango Delta which is spectacular. Here you can jump on a canoe and get out to see the scenery and wildlife. This country has a tiny population of around 2 million people but you will be suprised to learn there is a lot you can do on a gap year here. There are various backpacker trips available with monthly departures, on some you can just see Botswana but there are longer trips available where you can travel throughout this region on a Africa gap year.