Botswana Accommodation

Our Destinations



Neighbouring countries: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Zambia Major activities: Water safaris, walking and elephant-back safaris, and game-viewing by aircraft/helicopter in the Okavango Delta; 4x4 wilderness travelling in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve; and many more

Botswana Socio-Economic Statistics*

A peaceful and prosperous country, Botswana is hailed as one of Africa’s most stable democracies - an achievement reflected in the contented, friendly atmosphere which greets tourists in this, the homeland of the Batswana.

A top tourist attraction is the Kalahari Desert, covering 70% of the country, while the Okavango River delta in the north boasts abundant and richly diverse wildlife.

Capital Gaborone
National Day 30 September 1966
Airport The Sir Seretse Khama International Airport is in Gaborone, but the Maun and Kasane Airports up north are more popular among tourists.
Main languages English, Setswana
Neighbouring countries South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Zambia
Time zone GMT +2
Size 582 000 km2
Population 1 776 million m (2008)
Economy Diamond mining contributes 45% of the gross national income, while tourism is fast-growing.
Currency Pula
Climate Semi-arid, hot and dry with summer rainfall. Summer temperatures can reach 44 0C, while in winter the average day temperature is 25 0C, although it turns cold at night.
Places to see Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi Pans and Nxai Pans National Park, Chobe National Park, Central Kalahari Game Reserve Tourism investment opportunities: Lodges and activities in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Tourism Partners

Botswana Tourism

Essence of Africa

Hospitality & Tourism Association of

Maun Travel Partners

Airlink operates daily direct and convenient flights between Johannesburg and Maun, Botswana.

Lelobu Safaris Maun:

Wilderness Safaris:

Sanctuary Retreats:

Desert & Delta:

Footsteps in Africa:

Xakanaxa Camp:

Moremi Crossing:

Kwando Safaris:

Khwai River Lodge:

Eagle Island Camp:

Nxamaseri Island

Okavango Barbel
Safari Camp:

Kasane Travel Partners

Airlink operates daily direct and convenient flights between Johannesburg and Kasane, Botswana.

Elephant Valley Lodge:

Nguni Voyager:

Cresta Mowana Safari
Resort & Spa:

Chobe Safari Lodge:

Savute Elephant Camp:

*Socio economic data courtesy RETOSA
The Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA) is a Southern African Development Community (SADC) body responsible for the development of tourism through marketing and promotion of sustainable regional tourism in 14 Southern African countries. Working in close cooperation with the region’s national tourism organisations, the private sector and media partners, RETOSA engages in several projects while promoting tourism investment and affecting transformation through public sector facilitation.

Associations & Memberships


Airlink is an Associate Member of the United States Tour Operators Association. However, Airlink is NOT a participant in the USTOA $1 Million Travellers’ Assistance Program and is not held by USTOA to certain other standards required of Active Members.