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Cheap Flights to Botswana
|Most popular in||December||High demand for flights, 3% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||May||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||£661||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||£513||From London to Gaborone|
Cheapest prices for Botswana flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Botswana?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
£570 - £1045
23 - 33 °C
1 - 79 mm
When is the best time to book flights to Botswana?
Booking 47 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Botswana. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Botswana?
The cheapest flights to Botswana are usually found when departing on a Wednesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.
What time of day is cheapest to fly?
To get the best value, try booking a flight in the afternoon when visiting Botswana. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the evening as these tend to have higher demand.
Botswana has one overriding appeal for tourists: its stunning wildlife. Every permutation of the African safari experience is possible in this country: a Botswana flight in a hot air balloon across endless miles of the Kalahari desert, the traditional jeeps-and-binoculars game-spotting in Chobe National Park or floating in a canoe on the Okavango Delta in the tracks left by the animals.
The sparsely-populated land-locked country in southern Africa is well-developed for tourism, despite only gaining independence (from Britain) in 1966. At that time, the country was one of the world’s poorest, but the subsequent discovery of diamonds, along with booming tourism, has boosted the economy immeasurably. Botswana nowadays is something of a high-end destination with luxury game lodges abounding for travellers wanting a civilised spot from which to enjoy a sundowner.
The southeastern corner of the country, in and around Gaborone, is where most people live and the point of arrival for all international flights to Botswana. However, the Kalahari Desert is located in the centre of the country and the Okavanago Delta in the north, so travel across the country is essential to get to the big sights. Sit back and enjoy the journey, the scenery on the way – flatlands, deserts and plains – will be spectacular.
Botswana is hot all year round. The only relief is the cool, crisp nights between May and October. From April to October is the rainy season, and the country is best visited on the bookend months of those seasons.
July to October is the peak season, when there are the most visitors, little rain and it is easiest to spot the wildlife.
January to March is low season, when there is often rain and the humidity can become uncomfortable.
April to June and November to December have reasonable conditions and prices for accommodation and flights to Botswana will be lower than those at peak season. April and November are good months to visit for bird watchers.
Domestic Botswana flights are available within the country; the national carrier Air Botswana has the largest scheduled network. Charter flights are also available to more remote destinations. Most charter flights originate from Maun.
There is one train service.
Buses are cheap but infrequent and often unsafe. The roads are poor throughout the country.