Botswana is a wonderful country to visit, with kind and generous people, many of whom live very simply. We encourage our guests to respect local culture and traditions. To help you have a wonderful experience, we have compiled some guidelines that we hope you will find invaluable.

  • Don’t bring expensive jewellery or watches on your safari break – you won’t need them and they might get lost or mislaid on your travels in the wild
  • Make up a small package of standard medications that make sense for you. That might usefully include tablets for malaria, headaches and diarrhoea, anti-septic cream, plasters, anti-histamines and an epi-pen or antibiotics
  • Long trousers, socks and boots at all times are wise for tramping through undergrowth
  • Any clothing with camouflage patterns should be avoided, so that all confusion can be avoided in any contact with security and police forces
  • Voltage in Botswana is 220 AC, 50Hz, so remember to pack the right adaptor for your electronic equipment
  • The Botswanan currency is the Pula, and there are ATM cashpoints in most major towns. Credit cards and US dollars are widely accepted
  • Swimming or paddling in the lagoons and channels is dangerous and not advised because of the danger of hippos and crocodiles, unless under the careful supervision of your guide
  • English is one of the official languages in Botswana, so there are no problems with communications or understanding instructions


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Located within the Okavango Delta, Xigera is a place of enormous national importance and pride to Botswana. It’s built on ‘Paradise Island’ in the wider Moremi Game Reserve.


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Our guidance on what to bring on your ultimate bush experience, from light cotton clothing and supportive, breathable walking boots to good sunglasses.