General information

  • Time Zone

    GMT + 2 hours

  • Climate

    The best time to visit Botswana is during the dry season between May and October. You can expect warm, sunny days and chilly nights at this time. This is also the time when the water levels are at their highest in the Okavango Delta, thereby creating the numerous waterways this region is famous for. The wet season (Nov-Mar) offers greener foliage, lesser crowds and is also the breeding season but it can get quite humid and warm at this time of the year. 

  • Languages Spoken

    Setswana is the national language of Botswana; however, English is the official language and is widely spoken and understood.

  • Electricity Plug Details

    230v; Plug Type: D & G

  • Food

    A delectable spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is served at all the lodges. Pure vegetarian and other special food requests are taken care of on prior information.

    If you are allergic to any specific food items, please inform at the time of booking. 

  • Clothing & Equipment

    We recommend light cotton tops, shorts or trousers, hats and sunglasses. Evenings can be cool, so it’s a good idea to packet a jacket for night safaris. Practical colors to wear to the park are khaki, beige and white in all seasons. Please avoid bright and flashy clothing and strong perfumes/deodorant. It is advisable not to wear sandals or shorts during nature walks

    Here are some of our packing suggestions:

    • Light cotton trousers and shorts
    • Light cotton shirts (long & short sleeved)
    • Cotton socks and comfortable walking shoes
    • Sandals
    • Shower proof rain jacket/windbreaker
    • Hats, sunglasses and scarves
    • Sunscreen
    • Binoculars
    • Camera (telephoto lens recommended)
    • Torch
    • Extra Batteries
    • Insect Repellants
    • Light jacket for evenings

  • How To Get There

    You will have to arrive at Victoria Falls airport on the first day of the trip.

    Return Journey needs to be planned from Maun on Day 9 of the trip (not earlier than 2 PM). Johannesburg would be the most convenient connecting hub in Africa for both airports.

  • Medication & First Aid

    It will help for you to carry some easy to access medicine on the trip, for headaches, diarrhea, constipation, and some re-hydration. powders like Electral etc. in addition to any personal medication.

  • Internet

    All lodges have basic internet connection. Offices in the lodges have an extra computer which can be used free of cost for emailing. Internet may not be reliable at all times as breakdowns take time to fix as lodges are remotely located.

  • Group Size

    This journey can be organized privately for 2 people as well as for a larger group.

  • Money to Carry

    All major credit cards, especially Visa and MasterCard, are widely accepted in most shops, restaurants, and hotels. Since we are mostly traveling in remote locations, it is recommended that you carry enough USD for additional purchases and tips. Euros, UK Pounds and South African Rand are also easy to change.

  • Tipping

    All tipping is optional and by no means obligatory, however if you feel that your staff and drivers have performed at a good or excellent level, it is a great way to let them know you appreciate their efforts.

    Most safari companies suggest the following as a rule of thumb:

    • Guides/Drivers- USD 10 per person per day
    • Mokoro trackers and polers- USD 5 per person per day
    • Camp or Lodge Staff- USD 10 per person per day (usually placed in a communal box)