I am planning a self-drive camping trip for 2 in December 2015. Is it advisable to travel from Sandton, South Africa to Kasane via Nata while Botswana is suffering from a water shortage greater than is usual? Or should I take drinking water sufficient for 12 days?
We are going on a G Adventures tour in July and were wondering how it is best to pay for meals not included on the tour? Credit Card or cash? If cash which currency should we carry? We will be in South Africa, Botswana and Zambia. Thanks
I would like to move to botswana and settle there, can somebody send me some links to webdesign companies there in botswana?
I met a guide in a posh camp and we connected well. He wants to meet up sect. Anything i need to be worried about as a lot of my friend from Africa say rangers are trying to hook up with single girls.
Having always used suitcases for travelling we are not so sure about Botswana as we are going on a self drive for 2 weeks. What would be the best suitcase or backpack. Thanks
Does anyone have knowledge of the road condtions betwen Kasane and Ngoma Crossing
I,m a traveller who wants to go in public bus from Kasane to Nata ( Elephant sands lodge)
I have to go at 50 km before Nata from Kasane.
Is there any public bus who drive Kasane-Nata, and Nata-Kasane?
Thank you very much!!
Hi I will be travelling from Namibia into Botswana at the Shakawe post and then onto Maun, in Jan 15. I will have a 4x4 vehicle. Can anyone tell me what condition the road is in, any fuel stations, and anything good to see. I have driven many times in Namibia, but this will be a first in Botswana
The bird watching and Game drives is a must, but after that what else is there to do?? I want to try and do as much as possible. will be staying 4 nights at nata lodge
Hi, I'll be travelling to Botswana soon (From RSA), I'm looking for reasonable accommodation in Gaborone. Any suggestions?
What would you recommend seeing if you were in Kasane after a pre-scheduled 14 day safari? Keeping in mind we would like to stay in Kasane for at least 3 nights then head to Gaborone.
Would like to connect to Gaborone from Victoria Falls then to Maseru and want to find out if there are direct buses to Maseru?
What is the weather like in October. How should one dress?
Has anyone online right now been to Palapye and the new BIUST campus? I am interested to find out what accommodations are close by, for a one-month stay. Thanks!
There is a new university in Palapye, Botswana: BIUST. For anyone going to Palapye as a Visiting Professor, what are some options on reasonable accommodations (furnished with air conditioning)?
Hi, any help appreciated.
I'm planning a trip across Botswana in April/May, I'm planning to cross into Botswana from Zambia and travel by bus across to Namibia. Along the way I'm hoping to stop at a few national park. The main parks along the route (Kasane - Nata - Maun - Ghanzi - Windhoek) seem to be Chobe at Kasane, Nxai Pan, the Okavango delta and of course the Central Kalahari.
What I'm hoping people can help me with is which of these parks are accessible to people travelling by bus. Are there are tours or day trips available? I've researched each of them online, but while it's easy to find both accommodation and pricier multi-day safaris I can't find any info on shorter trips.
How much is a regular cup of coffee in Gaborone?
Hi could anyone tell me how much is the average bus fare in Gaborone? Average taxi fare? How many people usually share the taxi? Thanks in advance! Tried other sites but info wasn't very ideal. Maybe you guys can help me out?
outline and discuss the modes of transport used in botswana?
I've been onto Orange.bw and can't quite work out if I can just buy a Nano SIM for iPhone 5 and walk away. IF possible, are they competitive or would taking out a 24 postpaid contract be more efficient?
What is the one-way bus fare from Johannesburg to Gaborone? How long is the trip?
from Lourence, Zanzibar.
where in gaborone can i go for a night out?
Can anyone give me an idea of road conditions between Gaborone and Victoria falls
Hi can anyone please tell me if there is a DIRECT bus from Gaborone to Livingstone Zambia?. Thanks.
DAILY FLIGHT DEPARTURES FROM JOHANNESBURG TO GABERONE
DAILY FLIGHT TIME FRO GABERONE TO JOHANNESBURG
Me again and here to share my next itinerary with you! Happy to hear your feedback - It's very valued, and every time I have shared I have adjusted factoring in your suggestions - you're the experts!
The first is Botswana, then Zimbabwe. More or less it's a loop.
5 April – Fly Sydney – Johannesburg
6 April – Drive from Johannesburg to Gaberone, Botswana (368km)
7 April – Day in Gaberone
8 April – Palapye (Visit Serowe, Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Old Palapye)
9 April - Francistown
10 April – Muan
11 Apri – Muan
12 April – Okavango Delta
13 April – Okavango Delta
14 April – Okavango Delta
15 April – Chobe National Park
16 April – Chobe National Park – staying in Kasane
17 April – Victoria Falls
18 April – Victoria Falls (golfing at Elephant Hills)
19 April – Hwange National Park
20 April – Hwange National Park
21 April – Bulawayo
22 April – Bulawayo (Matobo National Park)
23 April – Gweru (Antelope Park)
24 April – Masvingu (Great Zimbabwe National Park)
25 April - Polokwane
26 April – Fly Johannesburg – Sydney
many years ago I went to Maun where i saw people on an open bus doing pub crawling, is there anyone one who can give me more info on that, I thought it was a nice way to see the town and meet the locals
I am flying into Maun in March and will travel to Deception Valley in the Central Kalahari, the Okavango Delta and then up to Victoria Falls. How does one go about ground transport? I am having a hard time finding any reasonable vehicle agencies or transportation.
Good day - please can you tell me where is a nice material shop? I want to buy vinylene (spelling)
I would like to go on a safari to Botswana and Vic Falls in September. I have found one that is guided but one vehicle is full and need to find people to share the second vehicle with me to reduce the cost. This is the itinerary:
date activity Sleep at accommodation type
07-Sep arrive Maun Maun tented camp
08-Sep Delta Chiefs' Island tented camp
09-Sep Delta Chiefs' Island tented camp
10-Sep boat back to Maun tented camp
11-Sep game drive Moremi camping
12-Sep game drive Savuti camping
13-Sep game drive Chobe camping
14-Sep game drive Kasane camping
15-Sep into Zim Vic Falls lodge
16-Sep visit Falls Vic Falls lodge
17-Sep drive Nata/Gweta camping
18-Sep game drive Nxai Pan camping
19-Sep return vehicle Maun tented camp
The costs are
2 per vehicle 2350 euros
3 pv 2000 euros
4 pv 1825 euros
It includes park fees in Botswana (but not Vic Falls), camping and lodge accommodation, fully equipped 4x4 vehicle and fuel, guide (who drives the lead vehicle, participants drive the second vehicle). boat trips to and from Chiefs' Island (about five to six hours), mokoro trip near Chiefs' island. Food and drinks kitty is not included, but the guide does the cooking apparently we just help wash up. Vic Falls park fees are currently 30 USD i think, not sure what Zimbabwe visa costs are.
Contact me if you are interested and I can send you the PDF about the trip that the guide sent me.