Botswana holiday packages are designed for both long and short trips. It’s a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. It shares borders with Namibia, Zimbabwe and Lesotho in the southern region and Zimbabwe and South Africa in the north. The total area of Botswana is about half of the size of South Africa including the capital Gaborone.
The best time to travel to Botswana for Botswana holiday packages is in May when the dry season is in full swing. Without any rain or lower humidity, wildlife is more concentrated around the water sources or water holes in the country. Then the weather is cooler from mid-summer till autumn, which reduces the risk of infection and mosquito-borne diseases.
Travel times around the world have been getting shorter with the growing economy of Asia. The best time to visit Botswana is now before the rainy season which is usually from October to April. During this period, wildlife viewing is more abundant with many bird species, giraffes, antelopes and elephants roaming around the Serengeti National Park where they feed on crocodiles and other animals.
Safari enthusiasts from the United Kingdom, United States, Germany, France and Australia often visit Botswana for game viewing safaris. Most game reserves are open to the public. Some lodges and camps allow self guided tours that take the tourists through the bush to view the wild animals and go on safari. Most holiday makers stay at game reserves and use taxis to travel around the country to visit other tourist attractions like waterfalls, mountain springs and wildlife sanctuaries.
The Okavango Delta is a world heritage site that attracts a variety of bird species including the greater flamingo, spotted flycatcher, stilts flycatcher and white stork. Bird watching is a popular activity in Botswana. Some tour operators arrange wild birding trips. Flights from Gaborone and Maun among others are used to visit the various game reserves and wildlife areas. This makes it easier for the tourists to see wild animals and birds without having to worry about getting lost in a foreign country. There are many game reserves and parks in Botswana; however, the most popular ones are the Okavango Delta, the Serengeti, the Kalahari Game Reserve and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
When planning a Botswana holiday, you should know the best time of the year to visit as well as the weather conditions. The Serengeti is mostly a tourist attraction during the summer months. The dry season is between June and October. The Okavango Delta in Botswana is a seasonal attraction, as it blooms during the dry season. The best time to visit the reserve is between May and October. For a wildlife experience, safaris are the best options to take when visiting Botswana.
The Botswana safari packages include accommodation, meals and other travel requirements. The cost of Botswana holidays is generally moderate. The best time of the year to visit Botswana is between May and October as the wildlife and the scenery becomes more lush during this period. If you visit in the spring, the best time to visit the northern region is between April and June as the northern parts of the country are mostly dry.
The price of Botswana safari packages include air fare, stay at hotels and other travel expenses. The cost of ground transportation is not included in the price. It would be wise to enquire about flight tickets if the airlines do not offer discount flights to Africa. It would also be wise to ask whether they offer discounts on package deals to Botswana.
Besides the beautiful game reserves, Botswana offers many interesting attractions such as national parks and museums. Some of the popular national parks in Botswana are Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls and Moremi National Park. Victoria Falls attracts millions of visitors every year, not to mention its impressive view.
The Okavango Delta is renowned for its large crocodiles and other wildlife. There are also several museums here, including the Botswana zoological garden. The Victoria Falls offers visitors spectacular views of the delta. Many tourists come to Botswana for the stunning scenery and natural attractions such as game reserves and nature parks. Many spend time on game reserves.
The wildlife reserve includes moose, giraffes, elephants, rhinos and buffaloes among other species. Moremi wildlife reserve is famous for its amazing waterfalls where visitors can take a cool drink. The Okavango Delta is home to various bird species such as sand eagles, African penguins and flying squirrels among others. It is a wonderful destination to explore during Botswana holiday packages.