Travel Guide | Getting to Botswana

Vumbura camp. Lions on the runwayVumbura camp. Lions on the runway
Whilst planning to travel to Botswana, these are the facts to consider.

Two Ways We Get You There

By Commercial Flight:

The main airport of Botswana is the Sir Seretse Khama in Gaborone. However our safari package tours will put you down in either Maun, near the Delta, or at Livingstone near Victoria Falls. Flights arriving at these two airports can start from either Johannesburg or Cape Town.

By Road (Read 4x4):

There are 15 entry points into Botswana by road. The major entry point is in the south at Gaborone for access from Johannesburg. Other main access points are from Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Access from Harare is via Victoria Falls and through Kasane or the Kazangula ferry point. All roads to Botswana are good, and the primary roads of the country are paved and well maintained.

Getting to Botswana Map

Getting to Botswana MapFlying in to Botswana

Getting Around Botswana

For the intrepid 4x4 self-drive enthusiast, it is a good idea to have a road map book and a GPS navigation device.

Also, carry lots of water with you. Another good idea is to be travelling with a second vehicle. Refer to the Self-drive Tips

As for getting around the country, and the main towns you may pass through, you should have a look at Travelling in Botswana

Except for our self-drive safaris, All of our safari tours are fly-in safaris - and you will be transported by light aircraft to, or between the safari lodges you are visiting.
For this we fly you from Johannesburg or Cape Town, to Maun or Victoria Falls - depending on where your safari starts.

Distances by Road Between the Major Towns

  • Gaborone to Francistown - 433 kilometres (269.1 miles)
  • Gaborone to Maun - 915 kilometres (568.6 miles)
  • Francistown to Maun - 492 kilometres (305.7 miles)
  • Kasane to Maun - 616 kilometres (382.8 miles)
  • Kasane to Gaborone - 909 kilometres (564.8 miles)
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