Most major International Airlines from Europe, USA, Asia and Australia fly into Johannesburg, South Africa, where connecting flights can be booked to the four International Airports in Botswana.
• Francistown International Airport (FRW)
• Kasane Airport (BBK)
• Maun Airport (MUB)
• Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE)
Airlines that fly into the four major international airports include:
• Air Botswana
• South African Airways
• British Airways
• Air Namibia
• Kenya Airways
Light aircrafts also known as charter flights are also used to travel between camps as most properties are in close proximity to airfields and some even have their own private airstrip. Times and dates may vary according to the number of travellers.
Luggage is restricted on charter flights to 20kg’s per person which includes both hand luggage and travel luggage. It is important to note that bags should be soft-sided and flexible. Bags with a solid frame do not constitute as a ‘soft bag’. By not adhering to these luggage requirements, travellers stand to cause delays and incur additional costs to themselves. It is recommended that travellers coming for safari do not bring hard suitcases as these will not be allowed on light aircraft.
Botswana is accessible by tarred road from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia. Vehicles are driven on the left-hand side of the road. A valid international driver’s license, along with vehicle registration documents, is required to drive in Botswana, and drivers should always carry them.
Most major roads in Botswana are tarred and driving conditions are generally good. The main roads to established areas are regularly graded. Four-wheel drive is required when travelling in the national parks and reserves, as well as in remote areas. Car and four-wheel drive rental services are widely available in major tourist centres, airports and hotels.