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 Johannesburg to Gaberone South African Airways R1 299 4 Feb 12 Nov 06:10
Flights from Johannesburg to Gaberone Air Botswana R1 309 15 Nov 9 Nov 06:10
Flights from Johannesburg to Gaberone South African Airways R1 329 16 Jan 13 Nov 06:10
Flights from Johannesburg to Gaberone Air Botswana R1 404 25 Nov 14 Nov 02:21
Flights from Durban to Gaberone Flysafair R1 789 17 Nov 25 Oct 06:10
Flights from Durban to Gaberone South African Airways R1 909 27 Nov 24 Oct 06:10
Flights from Durban to Gaberone Air Namibia R1 974 1 Aug 30 Oct 06:10
Flights from Cape Town to Gaberone Flysafair R2 014 13 Feb 13 Nov 06:10
Flights from Cape Town to Gaberone Air Botswana R2 054 17 May 17 Oct 06:10
Flights from Durban to Gaberone Air Namibia R2 119 12 Apr 14 Nov 02:21
Prices based on live searches up till 13 Nov 00:00 and are subject to change.



 

Cheapest Return Flights To Gaberone, Botswana

Route Airline Price Trip dates Search date
Flights from Johannesburg to Gaberone Air Botswana R2 619 15 Nov 9 Nov 06:10
Flights from Johannesburg to Gaberone South African Airways R2 659 16 Jan 13 Nov 06:10
Flights from Durban to Gaberone Flysafair R3 579 17 Nov 25 Oct 06:10
Flights from Durban to Gaberone Air Namibia R3 949 1 Aug 30 Oct 06:10
Flights from Cape Town to Gaberone Flysafair R4 029 13 Feb 13 Nov 06:10
Flights from Cape Town to Gaberone Air Botswana R4 109 17 May 17 Oct 06:10
Flights from Cape Town to Gaberone South African Airways R5 079 23 Dec 14 Nov 02:21
Prices based on live searches up till 13 Nov 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 674 10 Dec 13 Nov 06:11
Flights from Johannesburg to Maun Air Botswana R2 764 30 May 8 Nov 06:11
Flights from Cape Town to Maun Air Botswana R3 379 11 Sep 13 Nov 06:10
Flights from Durban to Maun Flysafair R3 654 16 Nov 14 Nov 02:21
Flights from Cape Town to Maun Flysafair R3 834 12 Feb 25 Oct 06:10
Flights from Durban to Maun Kulula R4 074 17 Apr 16 Oct 07:58
Flights from Durban to Maun Air Botswana R4 144 3 Dec 14 Nov 02:21
Flights from Durban to Maun British Airways R4 239 8 Sep 14 Nov 02:21
Flights from Cape Town to Maun Kulula R4 274 14 Jul 2 Nov 06:10
Flights from Cape Town to Maun British Airways R4 289 18 Dec 14 Nov 02:21
Prices based on live searches up till 13 Nov 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 Air Botswana R5 349 10 Dec 13 Nov 06:11
Flights from Cape Town to Maun Air Botswana R6 759 11 Sep 13 Nov 06:10
Flights from Durban to Maun Flysafair R7 309 16 Nov 14 Nov 02:21
Flights from Cape Town to Maun Flysafair R7 669 12 Feb 25 Oct 06:10
Flights from Durban to Maun Kulula R8 149 17 Apr 16 Oct 07:58
Flights from Durban to Maun British Airways R8 479 8 Sep 14 Nov 02:21
Flights from Cape Town to Maun Kulula R8 549 14 Jul 2 Nov 06:10
Flights from Cape Town to Maun British Airways R8 579 18 Dec 14 Nov 02:21
Prices based on live searches up till 13 Nov 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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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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