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Cheap Flights to Gaborone

Popular in December High demand for flights, 1% potential price rise
Cheapest in May Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price £661 Average for round-trip flights in October 2020
Round-trip from £724 From London to Gaborone
One-way from £425 One-way flight from London to Gaborone
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Gaborone related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Gaborone along with the rest of Botswana. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Botswana has restricted entry to all travellers arriving from Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, or the United Kingdom. This does not apply to citizens and residents of Botswana. Travellers will be subject to a 14-day quarantine. Travellers can no longer obtain a visa when arriving in Botswana. Visas issued to nationals of Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, and the United Kingdom are invalidated.. If you are looking to book a trip to Gaborone and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

Cheapest prices for Gaborone flights by month

January
£529
February
£577
March
£625
April
£658
May
£580
June
£678
July
£766
August
£708
September
£639
October
£662
November
£554
December
£664
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Gaborone is currently January; with July being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Gaborone?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - GBE
Price
£529 - £1,032
GBE
Temperature
23 - 33 °C
GBE
Rainfall
1 - 79 mm

Botswana has a rainy season between December and March. During these months, humidity levels are high, and of course there is plenty of rain. Many tourists choose to avoid visiting Gaborone during the rainy season for this reason, though flights during this time to tend to be appreciably cheaper than during the drier summer months. There are plenty of festivals and other celebrations going on in Gaborone throughout the year, so it can be a good idea to time your visit so that it coincides with one of them. On September 30th every year the country holds Botswana Day Celebrations, which commemorate the country’s freedom from British colonial rule.

When is the best time to book a flight to Gaborone?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Gaborone, you should look to book at least 60 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Gaborone?

The cheapest day to fly to Gaborone is usually Wednesday. At the moment, Tuesday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Gaborone?

Gaborone flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the morning. Booking a flight at midday will likely mean higher prices.

Gaborone overview 

If you are looking for some of the most beautiful scenery that you have ever seen, then make sure to come to Gaborone, as this city is home to several stunning nature reserves. Mokolodi Nature Reserve, for example, is great if you love hiking, picnicking, and seeing weird and wonderful animals. This nature reserve also boasts some brilliant vantage points on top of the hills, where you can look down over swathes of forests, looping rivers, and herds of native animals grazing there. If you want to enjoy the best vantage point in the city, though, then make sure to climb Kgale Hill. This hill has well marked hiking trails, and is the highest point in Gaborone. From its summit, you can look down over the city streets, and the view is especially good in the early morning or as the sun is setting. Head down to the Botswana Craft centre or one of the city’s bustling markets to pick up some authentic souvenirs. The Three Chiefs Statue is for many people the highlight of their stay in the city. This statue is a tribute to the creation of Botswana, and there are plenty of tour guides around to explain the significance of the statue and the history of the figures that it depicts.

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Getting around Gaborone

Gaborone is quite spread out, so many visitors find that hiring a car is a good way to get around. A hire car also enables you to avoid the cost of a taxi. However, as well as taxis, there are regular minibuses and combis that will take you to key sights, such as the game parks and nature reserves. It can be a good idea to check with other people at your hotel to see if they are visiting the same attractions as you, so that you can team up and share the cost of transport.

Getting from the Airport to the City

The city is served by Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE), which is a small airport located just 6 miles (10 km) to the north of the city centre. You can reach Gaborone from the airport by taxi, combi, shuttle bus, or hire car.

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