Our Traveller's Basic Information

This page informs all travellers to Botswana, Africa and gives advice on circumstances that may affect their safety and well-being. Anouncements box will be regularly updated to enlighten on Local laws, security issues climates, health conditions and about entry and exit requirements. 

CAPITAL : The National Capital is Gaborone City. It is located in the south eastern of Botswana
TIME : GMT + 2 hours
AREA : - Botswana covers the land of 600,370 km2 (585,370 km2 land; 15,000 km2 water)
PRESIDENT : His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi Masisi is the President of the Republic of Botswana.
LANGUAGE:Languages
spoken in Botswana are Setswana the National language which is spoken all corners of the country and English for international use.

CURRENCY: Botswana Pula 
(BWP). Visa and Master Card credit cards are excepted in most retails like Filing stations, restuarants and supermakets. Most facilities accept Rand, US Dollar, Euro, Pound and Sterling.


CULTURE:
The Country has diferrent tribes/ethinic groups that speak different languages but Setswana being the National Language is spoken all the groups in Botswana however English is Botswana's international language and also spoken in the country. The Khoe San known as (BASARWA) are believed to be the first inhabitants of Botswana a tribe thats from iron age were hunters and gatherers and still to date. 
      
POPULATION: population of Botswana is estimated 1,5 million after 2011 national census Africa Kamonate Tours & Safaris assures safety to all travellers who wish to travel Botswana with us. their safety are our first priority.
      
Toll free Emegency Numbers
AMBULANCE     997
FIRE                    998
POLICE               999 

CLIMATE:Botswana climate is characterized with less rainfall but reliable windy in some area like Rakops. The winter season begins in april and ends in August. The sky is clearon winters no or less clouds in the sky. Botswana experience warm daylights but cold nights and early hours of the day. temperature ranges between 1° to 24°C. Immediately when winter is over winds blow for a month or just mere weeks then summer follows in November to March.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:
■New Year’s Day 1 January
■ Day after New Year’s Day 2 January
■ Good Friday
■ Easter week end
■ Ascension Day, President’s Day (varies)
■ Day after President’s Day (varies)
■ Botswana Day 30 September
■ Day after Botswana Day 1 October
■ Christmas Day 25 December
■ Boxing Day 26 December 

The Peak season
are from April through to October - both the weather and game viewing are excellent. Animals are at their most visible around
what water there is - the natural waterholes, dams & rivers.

Summer months from November to March is when the rains arrive and it's hot between the thunderstorms.

The vegetation is a sea of green, wild flowers can be seen everywhere and all mammals and birds have their young. The
bush is alive - Africa is at its most productive!

It's a photographer's paradise especially in the Kalahari where the large herds of animals have migrated to.