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With its fantastically comprehensive itineraries, Thrillophilia’s Botswana travel packages let you experience the beautiful country at its best. From extensive sightseeing outings to an array of exciting activities, these packages make sure that your time spent here leaves you with some unforgettable memories. 

The Botswana tour packages offered by Thrillophilia make sure that you get to experience all the major attractions in the country at unprecedented rates and discounts. Whether it is the Classic Okavango Delta Safari or a tour of the Botswana Wetlands, these packages wrap up the best of Botswana in amazing deals. Those with a penchant for adventure will also have the time of their lives exploring the various safari and camping packages offered here

The Botswana packages contain everything, ranging from the daily itinerary, accommodation, transfers and meals. You have the liberty to customize your package according to your preferences and make a perfect itinerary suitable for you. So, whether you are planning your next trip with your family or friends, pick Thrillophilia for the best deals and discounts.

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Which are the famous places to Visit during the Botswana Tour?

1. Okavango Delta: The Okavango Delta is one of the richest ecosystems in Botswana. Laden with swamps and forests all around, the delta is rich and teeming with flora and fauna. The Okavango delta is so popular in the country as a tourist destination that it accounts for a major chunk of the country’s GDP. The delta is also prone to shifts in its water volume depending on the rainfall, and during monsoons the delta is known to expand up to three times its initial volume. Different camps in the delta provide different experiences based on the location, and prior research is advised.

Location: Okavango Delta, Botswana
Timings: 07.00 AM-07.00 PM on all days of the week
Pricing: Starting around BP 4,400 per person

2. Moremi Game Reserve: Located in the central and eastern patches of the Okavango, the Moremi Game Reserve is one of the most well-known game reserves in the world. Not only has it won the prestigious title of the “best game reserve in Africa”, but also has the feather in its cap of being the first game reserve set up wholly by the local residents. The game reserve is known for its twisted and looping pathways, which make the experience even more exciting than its initial promise. Visitors are allowed to rent vehicles to drive themselves, allowing them to view the wildlife in the reserve at their own leisure and pace.

Location: Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango, Botswana
Timings: 07.00 AM-07.00 PM on all days of the week
Pricing: Starting around 1000$ per person

3. Gabane: Gabane is a beautiful village located about 15 kilometres from Gaborone. The village is well-known for being surrounded by hills on all sides, which makes it safe from the extremes of nature. The village consists of rugged and varying terrain, all of which is suitable to be explored on foot. The village of Gabane is also famous for its indigenous artefacts and pottery, and houses the Pelegano Village Industry, which is an association of artisans to produce items from locally outsourced materials.

Location: Gabane, Botswana

4. Kasane: Among the villages in Botswana, Kasane is the one that has arguably seen the most development in the recent years in all the major aspects that make a town. Erstwhile a village mostly forsaken, it has fallen in the way of major trade routes and tourist hotspots, and acts as the hub of settlement from which tourists can visit different places of attraction nearby. Consequently, the small village has a number of hotels, restaurants and lodges available to be booked by tourists, almost always experiencing high demand. The village is also situated very close to the famous Chobe National Park, and travellers often choose to stay in the village when looking to travel to the park. The village is also famous for its fishing hotspots.

Location: Kasane, Botswana

5. Maun: Renowned aptly as the “tourism capital” of Botswana, Maun is a village located in the external reaches of the southern side of the Okavango Delta. The town is often considered as not only the entry point into the Okavango Delta, but to Botswana itself, with all major flight routes to the country converging at the Maun Airport. The village is one of the few in Botswana that is densely populated vis-à-vis the sparse population of the country, and in this village tradition and modern lifestyle mix in an effortless blend.

Location: Maun, Ngamiland, Botswana

6. Gaborone: The capital of Botswana, Gaborone is also its largest city and the most populated. It is the cultural and intellectual hub of the country, where people from all walks of life mix and interact with each other and the city’s affairs to create an atmosphere of brotherhood and harmony. It is the main centre of employment as well, and spews the best of Botswana art and culture. The neighborhoods are as diverse as the people, and cater to the urban needs of the tourists and the more pressing needs of their locale. The whole city is as welcoming a place as any in the country, enveloping you with its warmth and tranquility.

Location: Gaborone, Botswana

7. Chobe National Park: The Chobe National Park is one of the best places in Botswana to relish its natural diversity. The park is based around one of the staple rivers of the country, the Chobe River. The Chobe National Park encompasses the river and the accompanying swamps and marshlands, which are a favourite spot for large herds of game. The park is famous to be home to varieties of animals living in the wild, and visitors are sure to spot large herds of buffaloes, bison and elephants in watering holes and the river banks. The park is also home to leopards and lions, and if you are lucky, you might catch them in action on your tour.

Location: Chobe National Park, Chobe River, Botswana
Timings: Sunrise-Sunset, varying according to season
Pricing: Starts around 970$ per head

8. Francistown: Known fondly as the capital of Northern Botswana, Francistown is the second-largest city in Botswana and is brimming with the traditional hospitality and generosity of the country. The town was initially named after the British prospector Daniel Francis, and is a great remnant of the great African Gold Rush. The city is one of the urban centres of the country, and visitors usually inhabit this town for temporary lodging on their way to different safaris.

Location: Francistown, Botswana

9. Central Kalahari Game Reserve: The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the largest game reserve in Africa, and is famous for the absolute immensity of its expanse. The sheer size of its boundaries is allowed by the fact that it is also the most remotely situated game reserve in Africa, as far away from civilisation as possible. The lands are filled with waist-high grass, and the growth of vegetation is accentuated in the months following monsoon. The reserve is teeming with wildlife of every variety, and the large herds of elephants, wildebeests and other game are complemented by apex predators such as leopards, lions and other big cats.

Location: Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Pricing: Camping rates start from 100$ per head

10. Jwaneng: The town of Jwaneng can be considered as the economic hub of Botswana, and is located in the central expanses of the country. The town is famous for its diamond mines, which form the staple part of the country’s economic backbone. The town is also famous for the Jwana game reserve, known for its herds of game that tend to attract visitors apart from the city’s mining sites.

Location: Jwaneng, Botswana

What are the best things to do on Botswana tour?

1. Explore Kalahari Game Reserve: The Kalahari Game Reserve, also abbreviated as the CKGR (Central Kalahari Game Reserve) is famous for being the largest game reserve in Southern Africa, and the second largest in the world. The reserve is renowned for its immense expanse and unrestrained wildlife at display. Visitors find themselves amidst the very real tension of nature’s beauty and ferocity, with grasses reaching up to your waist as you wade through its lands. The open skies at night allow for a blanket of shimmering stars and constellations above the open grasslands and wilderness, making your experience an unforgettable memory.

Pricing: Camping rates start from 100$

2. Paddle through the Delta: Botswana is known for its wilderness and diverse camping experience, and the Okavango Delta is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the country. The delta is home to an immense wildlife and ecosystem, and is a treat to anyone looking forward to experiencing the country in its most brazen form. The delta is open to be explored by paddling down to it on kayaks. The kayaking tour constitutes a safe passageway through the delta, and ensures that the visitors make the most out of the experience without concerning the safety of themselves or the wildlife around.

Location: Okavango Delta, Botswana
Timings: Tour for each day starts around 6am and ends around 8pm
Pricing: Starting at BP 4,400 per person

3. Safari at Chobe National Park: The Chobe National Park is the epitome of wildlife in Africa, and is one of the best spots in Botswana to experience a wildlife safari. There are several kinds of safari tours available at the park, and travellers are free to customize one according to their own tastes and interests. Those looking for shorter safaris can opt for Day Trips or Photographic safaris, with the latter offering special training sessions on wildlife safaris. The National Park also offers longer safaris such as mobile camping, lodge safaris and the more luxurious Flying Safari.

Location: Botswana
Timings: Tours last approximately a week, starting and ending at sunrise and sunset each day
Pricing: Starts at 970$ per head

4. Canoe ride: The canoe ride in Botswana is an absolute necessity if you seek adventure in your heart. The canoes are called “mokoro”-s, and they are especially built and crafted to suit the needs of the expeditions. The sleek and light-weight canoes allow the visitors to probe into the inner depths of the Okavango Delta, and ensure that the visitors get to covertly marvel at the wildlife there at close range and proximity. The handlers of the canoes are trained experts and ensure the complete safety of everyone involved in the safari tour.

Location: Okavango Delta, Botswana
Timings: Sunrise to sunset everyday
Pricing: Starts at 800$ per person per day

5. Walk with Bushmen: One of the most interesting things to do while in Botswana is to take a walk with the native San Bushmen of the place. The San bushmen reside in the Kalahari Game reserve and the Makgadikgadi Pans, where visitors can interact and be guided by their rich culture, history, and traditional oral stories about the land. These walking tours also let one gather knowledge about basic survival skills, such as building a fire in the wilds, learning the medicinal value of certain plants and so on.

Location: Central Kalahari Game Reserve and Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

6. Boat Cruise: Inundated with rivers, Botswana is one of the African countries best suited to boat cruises and expeditions by water. The boat cruises include a comprehensive tour of the Botswana inlands, and are a great way to take in the immense flora and fauna of the country. The most famous boat cruise in the country is the Chobe river boat cruise. The cruise allows the participants to view the antelopes and large herds of elephants that the Chobe river banks are famous for. The river banks are also prone to visits from leopards and lions, so participants are advised to keep their senses peeled. The ambience of the wild is bettered by the birds by the river, all of which make for a memorable experience.

Location: Chobe River, Botswana
Pricing: Starts at 1120$ per person

7. Self-Drive 4x4 Safari at Chobe National Park: The beauty of the wildlife in Botswana allows itself to be seen and felt in different ways, and the 4x4 safari allows for a visceral experience of the famous Chobe National Park. The safari is undertaken on a four wheel drive vehicle as per the requirements of the participants, which allows maximum mobility and optimum security for a safe and enjoyable safari. The package also includes guides, cameras, binoculars and other equipment of necessity to capture the African Wildlife in its most majestic form. Each vehicle permits five people in a group.

Location: Chobe National Park, Botswana
Pricing: Starts at seventy euros per day

8. Quad biking in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans: The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are large, undulated expanses of white clay in Botswana, which make for a favourite tourist attraction all throughout the year. The areas are unlike any other as there is little to no vegetation except monsoon, and the mammalian life of the Botswana forests are nowhere to be found. The visitors encounter a tremendous and unending space, a chasm of the unknown, travelling through which in quad bikes constitute a thrilling experience. The dunes and plains of the pans invite the adventurous soul, and echo the rumbling note of the vehicles and freedom.

Location: Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Botswana
Timings: Tours usually last for four days
Pricing: Starts around 650$ per person per night

What kind of safari tours can I experience in Botswana?

1. Chobe National Park Safari: The Chobe National Park Safari tour is one of the most famous safari tours in Botswana. The safari involves a self-drive procedure, where the group drives itself and gets to explore the surrounding wilderness all by themselves. The tour is completely safe, and provides a detailed itinerary with equipment and maps to ensure a safe experience.

2. Kubu Island: Kubu Island is not one on water as you might believe, and therein lies its charm. The granite rock island is one of the most famous spots in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, and the safari tour to the Kubu Island is one of the prime attractions in the salt pans. The tour involves an airlift, following which participants are entrusted with 4x4 all-terrain vehicles, using which they are to travel to the island.

3. Nxai Pan National Park: The Nxai Pan National Park is one of the most underrated locations in Botswana, and is located near the Okavango Delta. The Safari tour includes six nights of camping in the National Park, its wild ambience making your stay in the Park as authentic as possible. The park’s attraction lies in its grounds, which are famous especially for its herds of zebras.

4. Moremi Game Reserve: The Okavango Delta is known to be home to a plethora of game reserves and national parks owing to its immense expanse, and the Moremi Game Reserve is one of the most prominent of them. The safari tour usually involves two weeks, and lets the participants engage in a comprehensive tour of the game reserve. The safari is especially famous for its elephant expedition, and a separate elephant sighting activity is reserved.

5. Kgalagadi: Kgalagadi is a secluded area in the Kalahari Desert, and is a safari option you should definitely opt for. The experience is unlike the greenery of Botswana, and the area is replete with red sand dunes and arid vegetation. The wildlife there is suited to the harsh conditions, and the tour is made complete with stargazing in the clear skies of the Kalahari Desert late into the night.

How to reach Botswana?

The only way to reach Botswana is by air. The main operating airport in Botswana is in Gaborone, although mostly domestic flights land here. Most flights come here from Johannesburg, although there are some lines between Nairobi, Harare and Cape Town as well. Connecting flights are inevitable for international travellers, who must first travel to any of these secondary countries and then take a flight to Botswana.

What is the best time to visit Botswana?

The best time to visit Botswana is during the drier months, between May and October. During this time, the days remain warm and pleasant while the nights are cool and chilly. This is also when the water levels of the Okavango Delta is the highest, making it an ideal time for wildlife spotting.

What is special about Botswana?

Botswana is a country known for its rich variety of wildlife, which attracts travellers from all around the world to its depths. Botswana tour packages emphasise on providing the most up-close and personal experience of the country’s flora and fauna, ensuring a satisfying experience. Botswana Holiday Packages also include interaction with the Bushmen tribes and locale, which adds to the country’s rich cultural heritage.

What is famous in Botswana for shopping?

Botswana travel packages usually do not include the aspect of shopping, but it must nevertheless stand as an important part of your itinerary while visiting Botswana. The country is famous for its handicrafts and cultural artefacts, which are readily available at any souvenir outlet. Buying local handicrafts and art during this Botswana tour packages is also a great way for you to contribute to the income of the country’s economically oppressed demographic.

Is Botswana worth visiting?

If your soul yearns for adventure and the beauty of nature in its most unrestrained, Botswana is definitely a place for visiting at least once in your lifetime. The Botswana travel packages make for a comprehensive tour of the country and all its attractions, especially the wildlife reserves and the national parks. Botswana packages also include river cruises, which are essential for a memorable trip of the country.

Do I need a visa to visit Botswana?

Botswana tour packages mention that visitors from Commonwealth countries do not require a Visa to visit the country. The following countries however are an exception to the rule: Ghana, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka. So if you are travelling from any of these countries, you absolutely do require a Visa to be travelling to Botswana.

What is the local cuisine of Botswana?

1. Seswaa: Botswana’s national dish, Seswaa is a meat preparation served with pap or meal porridge.

2. Morogo: A vegetarian speciality, Morogo is made from any three green leafy vegetables, one of which has to be pumpkin leaves

3. Mopane worms: An African delicacy, Mopane worms are caterpillars cooked in peanut sauce or tomato stew

4. Vetkoek: Fried dough bread that can be eaten both as a savory or a sweet dish

5. Goat Meat Stew: A popular meal, the traditional goat stew is known for its sharp and spicy flavours

What are the best ways to commute in and around Botswana?

The ways to travel or commute around and within are plenty, and most Botswana travel packages are filled with information. However, the Botswana Holiday Packages tend to include more information than necessary, which can be overwhelming especially when visiting the country for the first time.

Most of what the Botswana packages say can be boiled down to simpler terms. The best way to commute in Botswana would be the waterways. The rivers have a comprehensive ferry system, and it is pretty easy to get to most places. The roadways are mainly suited for four-wheeler vehicles, which are a great way to commute the country as well.

What is the currency of Botswana?

The currency of Botswana is Botswana Pula. The Botswana Holiday packages provide easy steps to convert your cash to the country’s currency once you reach.

What is the cost of touring Botswana from India?

A Botswana tour package from India can cost anywhere above Rs. 50,000. However, the cost of the package would depend on your duration of stay and the season of visit.

Is Botswana safe to visit?

All the Botswana travel packages specify that Botswana is a country that is absolutely safe to visit. The country’s economy is laudable, and is not only stable, but also one of the most steadily rising economies in the continent. These tours also point to the fact that Botswana ranks pretty high in the global peace index, assuring the statistical probability of a completely safe visit for you.

Which are the best national parks to experience wildlife in Botswana?

1. Nxai Pan National Park: The Nxai Pan National Park is located near the Okavango Delta, and is a prominent addition in the list of National Parks in the country. The Park is also considered to be one of the flatlands in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, and is famous for its spiraling baobab trees and sprawling lands teeming with herds of zebras.

2. Chobe National Park: The Chobe National Park is one of the most famous National Parks in Botswana, and attracts tourists all throughout the year. Besides the wildlife itself, the park is home to a host of species of birds which adorn its vegetation. The park is famous for the large herds of elephants and antlers that frequent the Chobe river banks.

3. Gemsbok National Park: The Gemsbok National Park occupies a land of arid conditions and extremely sparse rainfall. Consequently, the vegetation is hard to come by, and only the most resilient creatures survive. The National Park is home to the famous Gemsbok antelope, other species of antlers and cheetahs amongst many.

4. Makgadikgadi Pans National Park: The Makgadikgadi Pans National Park as the name suggests, falls in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. The National park, as the name translates- “vast, lifeless land”- is one mostly devoid of life due to extreme conditions, and is home to smaller species of animals that can survive its aridity.

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