Travel & Accommodation
The recently revamped Seretse Khama International Airport is located in Gaborone and serves as the main international terminus into and out of Botswana. Most countries do not require a VISA (see map below) to travel to Botswana and provided the stay will be less than 90 days. Ironically a large percentage of African countries (except those that are part of SADC and other unions shared with Botswana) will require a VISA.
Botswana Airways is the main carrier to Botswana and has regular departures from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and Cape Town International Airport (South Africa). It also travels to other neighbouring countries such as Zambia (Lusaka) and Zimbabwe (Harare)
The airline also connects the main towns within Botswana:
All your popular hotel franchises or brands (Hilton, Marriott, Radisson) are available in the capital city (Gaborone). The South African City Lodge Group have several offering across the country (City Lodge and Road Lodge). Spacious and comfortable accommodation is available from as little as $80 up to $500+ per night depending on your taste or budget. Pamodzi and Intercontinental, the luxury options that have hosted many dignitaries in the past.
If you prefer a safari “feel” several luxury bush lodges such as Chobe Safari Lodges or Koro River Camp & Koro Island Camp (extremely high end).