Botswana lies landlocked in the heart of southern Africa, straddling the Tropic of Capricorn covering about 585.370 km2, of which about two-thirds is in the tropics. Most of Botswana is gently undulating sand sheet with an altitude of between 900m and 1300 m. This punctuated by occasional isolated rock outcrops, which are rarely more than 100m tall. Two-majour features stand out from this: the enormous Salt Pans and the huge inland delta of the Okavango River.
A relatively narrow corridor of land on the southeast side of Botswana is rockier and less flat then the rest, with sandstone and granite hills leading down to the Shashe, Limpopo and Marico rivers. This land is much more suitable for agriculture, and is where most of the country’s population is concentrated.
Tourists come to Botswana in relatively small numbers. Many pass through the airports and towns briefly, spending the majority of their time in the bush trips.
Travelling around Botswana in the dry season often has its challenges, but in some places in the wet season it’s totally different game. Than the areas of pure sand are still fine to drive on, and even bit firmer than they are when it’s hot and dry.
There are two ways to fly within Botswana: on scheduled airlines or using small charter flights. The National carrier, Air Botswana, operates the scheduled network. This is limited in scope, but generally very efficient and reliable.
Air Botswana is operating flights to Botswana from many interesting destinations.