how to get to Botswana
Frequent flights link Johannesburg to Gaborone, Maun and Kasane - the gateways to the National Parks and wilderness areas.
Shuttle/ Charter Flights are the only way of reaching the majority of camps in the Chobe, Moremi, the Central Kalahari and Delta area. Scheduled light aircraft flights depart from Maun and Kasane and handle all inter-camp transfers in this area.
Please note: Safari Air allows no more than 20kg (44 lb) aboard a charter flight. This baggage limit applies to the total weight of both luggage and hand luggage (including camera equipment). No baggage in excess of this limit will be permitted to be flown in the passenger cabins of any of the aircraft and, if regarded as "untransportable" by Safari Air, the luggage will be refused embarkation in the interests of safety.
It is imperative that all luggage be packed in small, flexible, soft-sided bags. Large suitcases and any other rigid, inflexible luggage (including those with "pull along" handle frames and wheels) will not be permitted on the aircraft at all. All luggage will be packed in the aircraft's cargo pod and must conform to a size limit of 25cm x 65cm x 30cm (10 x 25 x 12 inches).
Although Gaborone, Maun and Francistown are accessible by 2-wheel drive cars, travel into Moremi, Chobe and the Central Kalahari can only be undertaken by 4-wheel drive. Self-drive clients have access to most of the Moremi, Savute and Chobe lodges, but lodges in the Okavango Delta itself are only accessible by light aircraft.
Guided Safaris :
A large variety of guided safaris are available. Please see our &Beyond Expeditions, detailing a great diversity of guided camping, personalised and lodge-accommodated safaris.
Trains and Coaches:
We do not recommend these modes of transport for travel within Botswana.
What to Remember when travelling around Botswana
Botswana is not really a self-drive destination unless you are prepared for serious 4x4 driving and check weather conditions carefully, as these impact on the road conditions. Although Gaborone, Maun, and Francistown are accessible by 2-wheel drive cars, travel into Moremi, Chobe and the Central Kalahari can only be undertaken by 4-wheel drive.Download Luggage Restrictions