Botswana is a southern African land-locked country, dominated in geographical terms by a sand-filled basin called The Kalahari Desert. Their citizens are referred to as 'Batswana' or individually as 'Motswana'. The country is bordered by Zambia and Zimbabwe to the north-east, Namibia to the north and west, and South Africa to the south and south-east. At Kazungula (meaning small sausage tree), 4 countries - Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia - meet at a single point mid-stream in the Zambezi River, a feature unmatched throughout the world.
Apart from the Okavango and Chobe areas in the north, the country has little permanent surface water. At approximately 581,730km², Botswana is about the size of France or Kenya. The combination of a well-respected and regulated diamond industry, with a stable and peaceful government, has made this country one of the regions' main economic successes.
Botswana has much to offer its visitors. The Okavango Delta, the world's largest inland delta, is in the north-west. The Makgadikgadi Pans National Park (with its large salt pan) and Nxai Pan National Park, lie in the north. The Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve (in the Okavango Delta) are also major tourist destinations. Less visited, but still a fantastic tourist destinations in its own right, is the Central Kalahari Game Reserve located in the Kalahari Desert.
No Botswana safari would be complete without a choice of excellent accommodation. Hospitality is a top priority. Options range from first-class hotels, luxury lodges hidden deep amongst a myriad of waterways, or rustic and remote tented safari camps, only accessible by fly-in and transfer by mokoro (a dug-out canoe). The budget traveller is not forgotten, as there are a number of lower priced guesthouses and campsites available.
The Cardboard Box Ttravel Shop will assist you to put together your Botswana dream. Planning and attention to detail is our speciality. With our help, you will get to the right lodge, at the right time. We will also organize your transport requirements, therefore maximizing your time in the country. Whatever your budget, length of vacation and travel needs are, The Cardboard Box Travel Shop will assist and guide in the development of your exclusive itinerary.
But the service doesn't stop here. Many tourists wish to include a visit to a neighbouring country. This complements their holiday by enjoying other cultures and different attractions as well. Whether it's on to Namibia or Victoria Falls (on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia), we can assist with all the necessary travel arrangements.