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Home to the Okavango Delta

Lions, wild dogs, spotted hyena, and huge herds of Buffalo can be spotted making their way across Botswana's game reserves. If you're looking for an unforgettable Safari experience, then Botswana is where you need to be.

Essential information for Botswana

Local time

Language

Botswana flag
English and Tswana

Currency

Botswana Pula
Official Currency of Botswana

Flight Information

14h
Johannesburg (JNB)
Direct flight

Flight Schedule

  • Direct Virgin Atlantic flights depart daily from London Heathrow to Johannesburg and onwards to Maun (MUB) or Kasane (BBK) with South African Airways or Air Botswana.

Do I need a VISA?

British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Botswana, however there are requirements for entry to this country that you need to be aware of.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Wildlife Parks

Wildlife is Botswana's main draw. In these parks you will find lions, cheetahs, crocodiles, hippos, elephants, antelope, wild dogs, and hundreds of species of birds. Visitors can take safaris and stay in lodges.

Home to the Okavango Delta: Highlights of Botswana

Discover river safaris and an array of breath taking experiences in Botswana and the Okavango Delta. Here are its best attractions.

  • Take a game safari in a 4x4 through the Chobe National Park. It’s home to 450 bird species and the Big Five, including the world’s largest concentration of elephants.
  • Witness the world’s second largest zebra migration in Savute in the Chobe National Park.
  • Visit Linyanti to spot the endangered African wild dog and spot big cats on a night drive.
  • Take a river safari in a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) along the Okavango Delta, to see hippos, crocodiles, aquatic antelopes and an array of fascinating wildlife.
  • Discover Botswana’s cultural heritage at the National Museum & Art Gallery and explore the cultures of Ngamiland’s people at the Nhabe Museum in Maun.
  • Pick up pottery and paintings in The Craft Centre, in central Maun.
  • Enjoy vistas of the Boteti River at Leroo La Tau Lodge by the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
  • Enjoy some of the best views in the Kalahari from the Xugana Island Lodge on Xugana Lagoon - a perfect place for river safaris.
  • Sit by the fire pit and enjoy a braai, a traditional barbeque found in southern Africa.
  • Try Seswaa, a traditional Botswana dish consisting of shredded meat served with polenta or porridge.
  • April: Maun Festival celebrates the culture of northwestern Bostwana.
  • October: Maun hosts the International Arts Festival.

Plan your next adventure today where Virgin Holidays and check out our Botswana hotels and holiday packages.

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