BOTSWANA HOLIDAYS > AFRICA
Botswana is one of the last unspoiled corners of Africa and is the ultimate safari destination. Vast herds
of animals cross the plains of the Kalahari to the Okavango Delta, the Chobe River swamps and flood plains and the salt pans of Makgadikgadi - a unique range of ecosytems in which bird, plant and
animal life abound.
Botswana is the largest exporter of gemstone diamonds in the world as well as a large beef exporter to the European Economic Community. Economy is closely tied to South
Districts in Botswana: Central District, Ghanzi District, Kgalagadi District, Kgatleng District, Kweneng District, North-East District, North-West
District, South-East District, and Southern District.
The Republic of Botswana is situated in Southern Africa, nestled between South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Capital City of Botswana : Gaborone
hotels, tour operators - bostwana tours, travel guides, travel to botswana
Hotels in Botswana / Camps & Lodges
Hotels like Metcourt Inn At The Grand Palm, Grand Palm Hotel Casino Resort [ located in an African bushveld
setting, just 4 km from the city centre of Gaborone and 12 km from the International Airport ], Gaborone Sun Hotel [ A superior first class hotel, gateway to Okavango and Kalahari ].
Chobe National Park
Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Mashatu Game Reserve
Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pan
Moremi Game Reserve - on the western side of the Okavango Delta
The reserve was named after Chief Moremi of the BaTawana tribe.
Savute Game Reserve
Travel Agents / Tour Operators
G Adventures - several combinations possible
* Botswana, Falls & Kruger
Highlights: Marvelling at Victoria Falls, rhinos in a sanctuary and the salt pans of Makgadikgadi, exploring Chobe National Park and the Polokwane Game Reserve, floating through ...
Camp under the stars, take a journey up river by boat and marvel at the awe inspiring Victoria Falls. Our tours
include a stay in the Okavango Delta, a river that never reaches the sea and supports an abundance of
wildlife. There are plenty of photo opportunities, you may capture, herds of migrating zebra, elephants or big cats on film depending on the time of year.
Zambezi Safari and Travel Co. Ltd - an adventurer's guide to Botswana
Albatros Travel & Safaris
Albatros Travel is a member of various nature conservation groups like WWF and is an accepted pioneer of
ecological tourism. Albatros Travel works closely with local groups to conserve local nature and culture and
indeed has been awarded many prizes in recognition of its activities in conservation as well as ecological, responsible and alternative tourism.
Botswana is Africa at its very best - untamed, vast expanses of pristine wilderness, teeming with wildlife,
alive with expectancy and an ultimate safari holiday. The magnificent Okavango Delta and neighboring Chobe
National Park form the nucleus of this ultimate African safari destination, where great herds of grazers and
browsers - followed by predators - roam between the red sands of the Kalahari – home to the San Bushmen
– prides perfect peace and solitude, and the grand channels of the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park and
Linyanti Rivers. Also worth visiting are the searing thirst lands of the Makgadikgadi Pans - a unique range of
ecosystems in which bird, plant and animal life abound, and the Central Kalahari. Botswana is a land locked
country, dominated in geographical terms by the Kalahari Desert; however it is probably more famous for its
safari tours in the spectacular inland Okavango Delta. Botswana safaris offer travellers truly amazing and
diverse experiences in pristine environments. Explore the fascinating deserts, wetlands, savannahs, the delta and wildlife-packed game reserves of one of the wildest regions in Africa.
Travel Guides Botswana / Related Books
Botswana: The Safari Guide (Bradt Travel Guide)
Chris McIntyre (Author)
A safari in northern Botswana takes the traveller to a wilderness populated almost exclusively by wildlife. Here are the predators and their prey; here, too,
are the elephants, the hippos and the astonishing birdlife of the Okavango Delta. This third edition of Bradt's Botswana Safari Guide: Okavango, Kalahari,
Chobe Desert provides unrivalled coverage of the region's wildlife, environment and history, as well as a thorough evaluation of when, where and how to go.
Accommodation options for all budgets – from lodges to camps and hotels – are fully revised and updated.
Paperback: 512 pages; Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 3 edition (11 Jan 2010);
ISBN-10: 1841623083; ISBN-13: 978-1841623085.
Lonely Planet Publications
Botswana & Namibia travel guide
Transport / How do I travel to Botswana
Gaborone Airport - Sir Seretse Khama Airport
Book cheap flights to Botswana at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares. View their latest offers and book your flights, accommodation, car hire and insurance online
Airline Tickets / Bargain Flights
Flights to Gaborone / Price comparison possible
Shongologo Express - railway adventure across South Africa
The Shongololo Express safari trains are very unique in that they only travel at night, thereby arriving each
morning in a new and exciting destination and they also carry their own fleet of mini coaches for sightseeing
tours during the day. No more packing and unpacking for with Shongololo your hotel travels with you.
Maps International -
Maps of Africa
Mapsinternational.co.uk is one of the largest map shops online.
Online map Botswana [ Uni Texas - Perry-Castaņeda Library - Map Collection ]
Government - Government Botswana
Botswana Tourism ???
Gaborone - Capital City of Botswana
Central District - Capital city Serowe
Traditional homeland of the Bamangwato people.
Sub-districts : Bobonong, Boteti, Mahalapye, Orapa, Selebi-Phikwe, Serowe/Palapye, Sowa Town, and Tutume.
Most of the eastern half of Ghanzi makes up the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.
Sub-districts : CKGR and Ghanzi.
Sub-districts : Kgalagadi North and Kgalagadi South.
Kweneng East and Kweneng West
Towns in Kweneng : Gabane, Kopong, Molepolole, Mogoditshane, and Thamaga,
Sub-districts : Francistown, and North East.
Sub-districts : Chobe, Delta, Ngamiland North and Ngamiland South
Sub-districts : Gaborone, Lobatse, South East.
Sub-districts : Barolong, Jwaneng, Ngwaketse, Ngwaketse West.
Lake Ngami - endorheic lake in Botswana, north of the Kalahari Desert
One of the fragmented remnants of the ancient Lake Makgadikgadi.
Okavango Delta - world's largest inland delta
The Okavango doesn't have an outlet in the sea. Instead, it empties into a swamp in the Kalahari Desert [ Okavango Delta ].
As one of the oldest towns in Botswana and site of southern Africa's first gold rush, Francistown, home to
92,500 people, is a typical frontier town, strategically placed as the gateway to the north, with all the main
roads to Gaborone, Zimbabwe, Maun and Kazungula passing through it. It manages to maintain its character despite being Botswana's second-largest urban centre and Capital of the North.
Ghanzi - town in western part of Botswana and administrative center of Ghanzi District
Known as the 'Capital of the Kalahari' and stop over for travelers visiting the Okavango Delta.
Town situated in a range of hills in South-Eastern Botswana, 65km south of the capital Gaborone.
Serowe - Capital City Central District - Botswana's largest village
This trade and commerce center is located in a fertile, well-watered area in central Botswana. Capital City of
the Ngwato people since King Khama moved here in 1902. It has a memorial to Khama III, chief of the Ngwato people in the late 19th and early 20th century. See Serowe
News from Botswana - Botswana Post
News - MMbegi Online
News - The Ngami Times
University - University of Botswana
Botwsana Tourist information - by Albatros Travel
Beyond the narrow eastern corridor where the majority of population is concentrated, Botswana is a largely
roadless wilderness of savannas, deserts, wetlands and salt pans. To ensure the country's natural assets
are preserved, Botswana's government has embraced a policy of courting only high-cost, low-impact tourism
. Skinflints and softies beware: this is a destination for the intrepid, well-heeled traveller...
Thuto.org - Botswana academic web-site
"Thuto" is a word in Setswana, the national language of Botswana. It is related to the verbs "go ruta" (to
teach), and "go ithuta" (to learn), and is usually now translated "education" or "learning". The "th" should be
pronounced as an aspirated "t", not as the English "th" sound.
History of Botswana
Independence: 30 September 1966 (from UK)
Prior to European contact, the Batswana lived as herders and farmers under tribal rule. The Batswana (plural of "Motswana") refers to the country's major ethnic group.
Botswana History Pages by Neil Parsons
Botswana's History - Wikipedia
Music, Art & Culture, Events
Music of Botswana
Popular music, Botswana Hip Hop, Folk music, Folk Music Styles, Kwaito Music, Folk musicians, Kwasa Kwasa, Rock/Metal.
Culture of Botswana
Literature, Visual arts, Music.
Bushmen - indigenous people of the Kalahari Desert
The desert spans areas of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Angola.
Specimens of Bushmen Folklore
Preface : With all its shortcomings, after many and great difficulties, this volume of specimens of Bushman
folk-lore is laid before the public. As will be seen from the lists given in Dr. Bleek's "Brief Account of Bushman
Folk-lore and other Texts", Cape Town, 1875, and in my "Short Account of Further Bushman Material
collected", London, 1889, the selections which have been made for it form but a very small portion of the Bushman native literature collected...
Kuru Kalahari - virtual exhibition Kuru artists
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