Botswana is a country rich in flora and fauna, with the beautiful town of Maun being its capital of tourism. It's one of the country's most influenced and affected by the Okavango Delta. This is one of the largest inland water systems in the world, originating in springs found in Angola along with several tributaries from the Cubango River. The Okavango is the only water system in the world that does not flow into the sea, but rather ends its journey in the desert.
Within the Okavango, immense stagnant swamps have formed over the centuries, giving rise to a diverse kingdom of animals, plant species and various fauna and flora that thrive in this unique ecosystem. In the northern area of Botswana's Chobe National Park which now houses the largest concentration of elephants in all of Africa, travelers are offered some of most amazing safaris on the continent as the variety and number of animals inhabiting it are so immense. Being such a vast park, it is divided into four areas, each characterized by its own unique ecosystem. Since the national parks in Botswana do not have closed perimeters, one can often see wild animals crossing streets and gardens, always giving another fantastic opportunity to grab that unexpected picture and memory.
Botswana is simply wonderfully diverse, offering so much to see, it is perhaps one of the most remarkable places to enjoy watching game.
Some useful info for travelers:
the prefix for calling from Europe is +267. Its currency is the Pula, and all major credit cards (VISA, Diners, Mastercard, American Express) are generally accepted. However, ATMs are often hard to find, and so it is advisable to take some cash with on any trips or excursions outside the major cities and towns, preferably US dollars (USD).
The climate there is subtropical, with the winter season running from May to August with varying temperatures. Daytime is usually hot, but the nights are cold. The rainy season is November to March. The summer season runs from November to March with very high temperatures, but there are often daily rains and thundershowers to cool things off. The best time to visit Botswana is from May to September as it is a dry season, ensuring good game viewing.
As for vaccinations, none are required, but it is advisable to take a malaria prophylaxis for long stays during the rainy season. It is absolutely not recommended to drink water from natural sources and taps, it is safer to consume liquids in bottles and without ice. Vegetables and foods in general are eaten cooked.
In Botswana it is preferable to wear practical attire such as sportswear, with some heavy headgear for the evenings; sunglasses and a hat are very important, because the sun is far stronger than most travelers will be used to. It is also important to bring insect and mosquito repellents to ensure your comfort. We recommend that you minimize your baggage where possible for convenience.
Enjoy your trip!