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