Botswana Travel Guide
Botswana Travel Guide

Botswana Travel Guide

Botswana Travel Guide

This website contains sections of the 1st Edition of this guidebook of Botswana: The Bradt Travel Guide, published in 2003. These are noted below, and accessed by clicking on the left-side menu.

To read this guide in full, see it's colour pictures and 40+ detailed maps, and use its comprehensive index – click on the right panel on this page and buy a copy!

Meanwhile, the complete list of the book's chapters is:

A Personal Introduction


History and Economy of Botswana

Including sections:
Early peoples of Botswana, Tswana history, Modern history of Botswana, Economy of Botswana


People and Culture of Botswana

Including sections: The San, Religion of Botswana, Language classifications of Botswana, Cultural guidelines in Botswana, Giving something back to Botswana


The Natural Environment

Including sections: Formation of the Okavango Delta, Flora of Botswana, Fauna of Botswana, Conservation in Botswana


Planning and Preparation

Including sections: Getting to Botswana by road, Entry requirements to Botswana, When to go to Botswana, Money, What to take to Botswana, Organising and booking your trip to Botswana


Health and Safety

Including sections: Before you go, Staying healthy in Botswana, Diseases in Botswana and when to see a doctor, Returning home, Safety in Botswana


Into the Wilds

Including sections: Driving a 4WD in Botswana, Bush camping in Botswana, Bush-walking in Botswana, Boating in Botswana, Minimum impact


Botswana Today

Including sections: Cost of living in Botswana, Getting around Botswana, Accommodation in Botswana, Food and drink in Botswana, What to buy in Botswana, Organising and booking, Communications and media in Botswana, Miscellaneous



Including sections: Getting to Maun and away, Orientation, Where to stay in Maun, Where to eat, Getting around Maun, Getting organised, What to see and do in Maun, Information and addresses for Maun, The road north of Maun


Kasane and the Northeast

Including sections: Getting to and from Kasane, Around Kasane


Chobe National Park and Forest Reserve

Including sections: Background information on Chobe, Getting organised, Chobe Riverfront, Chobe Forest Reserve, Ngwezumba Pans, Savuti


Linyanti, Selinda and Kwando Reserves

Including sections: Background information, Linyanti Concession (NG15), Selinda Concession (NG16), Kwando Concession (NG14)


The Okavango Delta – Moremi Game Reserve

Including sections: When to Visit, The Mopane Tongue, The private areas of Moremi (NG28)


The Okavango Delta – Private Reserves around Moremi

Including sections: Gudigwa (NG12), Khwai Community Concessions (NG18 and 19), >Kwara Reserve (NG20), Xugana, Camp Okavango and Shinde (NG21), Vumbura and Duba Plains (NG22 and 23), Community area (NG24), Jao, Kwetsani, Jacana and Tubu camps (NG25), Abu Camp and Macatoo (NG26), Pom Pom, Kanana and Nxabega (NG27A), Delta, Oddballs, Gunn's and Eagle Island (NG27B), Xigera, Mombo and Chief's Camp (NG28), Gubanare and Xudum (NG29 and 30), Chitabe and Sandibe (NG31), Stanley's and budget mokoro trips (NG32), , Sankuyo Community Trust and Starling's (NG34), Mankwe (NG43)


The Okavango Panhandle and Northwest Kalahari

Including sections: The Panhandle, The Delta's western fringes, The Northwest Kalahari


The Kalahari's Great Salt Pans

Including sections: Background information, Getting organised, Nxai Pans National Park, Makgadikgadi Pans, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Nearby towns


The Central Kalahari

Including sections: When to Visit the Central Kalahari, Getting to the Central Kalahari, Rakops



Including sections: Getting to and from Francistown, Where to stay in Francistown, Where to eat in Francistown, Getting organised, Shopping, What to see and do in Francistown



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Appendix 1 Wildlife Guide

Appendix 2 Language

Appendix 3 Further Reading

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