OVERVIEW

A former British protectorate, Botswana is one of Africa’s most evocative destinations. A land of lush flora and tropical wildlife, this is a country rich in nature and an ideal honeymoon spot for those who are passionate about the great outdoors. With much of its territory taken up by the Kalahari Desert, Botswana has a climate that is subtropical and temperatures are relatively balmy with cooler nights making for comfortable sleeping conditions.

Mark the start of married life with a memorable safarimoon through the Okavango Delta. This is perhaps the country’s most iconic attraction and for good reason. A bountiful wetland pulsing with life, the Delta is home to a diverse catalogue of wildlife including blue wildebeest, African buffalo, white rhinoceros, spotted hyena and of course the mighty lion. Take time to fully explore this wonderfully wild place over the course of a few days or seek out one of the country’s many other game reserves for similarly awe-inspiring experiences.

While Botswana is a land-locked nation and therefore without any beaches, there are plenty of places to unwind beneath the country’s bright blue skies. Check in to one of the many high-end resorts and relax by a glittering pool or hunker down in a boutique hotel overlooking an elephant-dotted savannah. Alternatively, hit the capital city of Gaborone to sample the best of Botswana’s experimental food culture and check out the innovative arts scene.

 

Botswana is bordered by Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa, so you can easily make a honeymoon here into a multi-centre honeymoon. Consult one of our honeymoon specialists for more information about this exciting possibility.

 

What is the currency in Botswana?

Botswana’s currency is the Pula (P)

 

How long does it take to fly to Botswana?

Flight time from London to Gaborone is approximately 11 hours.

 

What is the time difference in Botswana?

Between October and March, Botswana is 2 hours ahead of the UK. Between April and September, this reduces to just 1 hour.

 

What is the best time to visit Botswana?

For optimum safari weather, visit between May and September.

 

What language is spoken in Botswana?

English and Setswana are the two official languages of Botswana.

 

Do I need a visa for Botswana?

British citizens can visit Botswana without a visa for stays of up to 90 days.

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Climate

The hottest month in Botswana is January with an average temperature of 25 degrees and the coolest month is July with an average temperature of 13 degrees. March is the wettest month in Boswana.

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Month Temperature
Jan 25°c
Feb 25°c
Mar 24°c
Apr 20°c
May 17°c
Jun 13°c
Jul 13°c
Aug 17°c
Sep 20°c
Oct 23°c
Nov 24°c
Dec 25°c