Cheap Flights to Botswana

Botswana is bordered by South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The country is topographically flat with the Kalahari Desert taking up 70% and is the 48th largest country globally. Botswana has 20 cities of which Gaborone is its Capital with plenty of 2 to 5-star hotels, budget hotels, apartments and wonderful lodges within 30km of the city.
cheap-flights-to-botswanaThere are over 25 airports scattered across Botswana including four international ones with Sir Seretse Khama International being the major airport in Gaborone. Finding cheap flights to Botswana is as simple as using our free flights search box. Additionally there are ten private airports with Francistown Air Base, the only military airport.

Not many international airlines fly directly to Botswana so the majority of overseas tourist’s travel via South Africa, stopping over at OR Tambo. Visitors going on safari in Northern Botswana would ideally land at Maun (MUB) or Kasana (BBK) airports.

The country has diverse areas of wildlife territory, besides the delta and desert regions, comprising grasslands and home to blue wildebeest, antelopes and other mammals including birds. One of the few remaining populations of the endangered African wild dog is found in northern Botswana.

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Cheapest One-Way Flights To Gaberone, Botswana

Route Airline Price Trip dates Search date
Flights from Cape Town to Gaberone Air Botswana R1 924 9 Mar 4 Aug 16:41
Flights from Cape Town to Gaberone Kulula R1 964 9 Mar 18 Aug 12:10
Flights from Cape Town to Gaberone British Airways R2 124 15 Jan 25 Nov 06:10
Prices based on live searches up till 11 Dec 00:00 and are subject to change.



 

Cheapest Return Flights To Gaberone, Botswana

Route Airline Price Trip dates Search date
Flights from Cape Town to Gaberone Air Botswana R3 849 9 Mar 4 Aug 16:41
Flights from Cape Town to Gaberone Kulula R3 929 9 Mar 18 Aug 12:10
Flights from Cape Town to Gaberone British Airways R4 249 15 Jan 25 Nov 06:10
Prices based on live searches up till 11 Dec 00:00 and are subject to change.


Cheapest One-Way Flights To Maun, Botswana

Route Airline Price Trip dates Search date
Flights from Johannesburg to Maun Air Botswana R2 704 27 Dec 11 Dec 20:42
Flights from Johannesburg to Maun South African Airways R2 714 12 Jun 11 Dec 20:42
Flights from Durban to Maun Kulula R3 444 8 Jan 6 Aug 18:10
Flights from Cape Town to Maun British Airways R3 754 20 Feb 25 Nov 06:10
Flights from Cape Town to Maun South African Airways R4 409 12 Dec 19 Nov 06:10
Prices based on live searches up till 11 Dec 00:00 and are subject to change.



 

Cheapest Return Flights To Maun, Botswana

Route Airline Price Trip dates Search date
Flights from Johannesburg to Maun South African Airways R5 429 12 Jun 11 Dec 20:42
Flights from Durban to Maun Kulula R6 889 8 Jan 6 Aug 18:10
Flights from Cape Town to Maun British Airways R7 509 20 Feb 25 Nov 06:10
Flights from Cape Town to Maun South African Airways R8 819 12 Dec 19 Nov 06:10
Prices based on live searches up till 11 Dec 00:00 and are subject to change.


Sir Seretse Khama International Airport, Botswana

Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE), Gaborone, Botswana

Maun Airport, Botswana

Maun Airport (MUB), Maun, Botswana

Weather In Gaborone, Botswana

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High 35°/Low 19°
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High 36°/Low 19°
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Partly Cloudy
High 33°/Low 18°
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Botswanas climate
Botswana has a subtropical desert climate with hardly any rain, low humidity and temperatures that differ vastly between day and night.

The dry winter season from May to October has temperatures during May, ranging from 10°C to 28°C in the afternoon while June to August is really cold with average temperatures of 6°C, dropping to below freezing at night but pleasant afternoons at around 25°C. During September and October the heat starts building, reaching 38°C in October with afternoon temperatures of around 34°C.

The wet summer season from November to April has clouds appearing during November and December allowing for cooler weather with infrequent showers in the late afternoon. Morning temperatures are around 20°C reaching 33°C later in the day. January and February are the wettest months with heavy downpours, sometimes for days on end. The rain starts subsiding during March and April with cooler nights and daytime highs of 30°C that are fairly pleasant.

When to fly to Botswana
The best weather is during April and May with little rainfall and moderate temperatures. High season from July to October is not too crowded (except for Chobe) while the low season from December to April has some lodges and camps closed. The worst time to visit is in October and November when it’s extremely hot and February, peak of the wet season.

Getting around Botswana
The best transport solution is to hire a rental vehicle, preferably a 4x4, from either Avis, Budget or Europcar. Roads on major routes have good tarmac but generally vary between tarmac, gravel and sand tracks. If you’re on a tight budget there are mini buses that are efficient and go almost anywhere. Taxis are available in the cities and major towns and are fairly safe but prices should be agreed before the journey begins. As most major areas are linked by air, many travellers arrange charter flights from one place to another with companies such as Delta Air, Mack Air, Moremi Air Services and many others or fly with Air Botswana, the country’s domestic airline.

Botswana – insider information

  • While in Gaborone visit the Botswana National Museum and Art Gallery that hosts a collection of wildlife exhibits, crafts and paintings from the 1960s and an interesting music section.
  • The Okavango Delta is an ecosystem created by the flow of the Okavango River into the dry Kalahari Desert. With an abundance of birds and animals, this unique wetland paradise is a top attraction for tourists.
  • Chobe National Park has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa covering around 11,700km² with the magnificent Chobe River. The Chobe Riverfront is renowned for large herds of elephant and Cape Buffalo.
  • The Tswapong Hills Cultural Landscape extends over a 70km area of the Tswapong Hills that rise 400m above surrounding plains and are approximately 15km wide. The hills have striking vertical cliffs and deep gorges with the rocks of being formed some 1800 million years ago.
  • Highly rated, the Khama Rhino Sanctuary provides camping and comfortable chalets and is a great stop-over from Gauteng to the Okavango Delta. Just before sunset, park near to a pan and view a magnificent variety of animals in plenty. The establishment is well managed and booking in advance is necessary.
  • A must visit is the Nxai Pan National Park, home to the largest salt pans in the world with superb game viewing and bird watching. The park is open all year and best for safaris during the green season.
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