The Embassy invites you to visit the links below for information on tourism in Botswana. The Botswana Tourism Organisation link provides useful information for tourists. You are welcome to visit the Embassy for some tourist brochures.
Botswana is not only a vast country – covering more than 580,000 sq km – but also one of the world’s least densely populated. About 70 per cent of the country is formed by the Kalahari Desert, which extends across Botswana’s central belt. An astonishing 37 per cent of the nation’s total land area – equivalent to a country the size of New Zealand – has been set aside as national parks, wildlife reserves or wildlife management areas.
The Botswana Tourism Organisation was set up by the government to market tourist products and grade and classify tourist accommodation as well as to promote investment in the tourism sector. With great success, the organisation is focused on providing high standards and tourism strategies that exceed customer expectations as well as building customer confidence internationally.
Botswana is an outstanding tourism and business destination. Air Botswana, the national airline, brings visitors to this special part of Africa from Johannesburg, Cape Town, Harare and Lusaka. Passengers arriving on long-haul fl ights in Johannesburg can readily transfer to Air Botswana for onward jet fl ights direct to Maun, on the edge of the Okavango Delta, or direct to Kasane, gateway to Chobe National Park.