The Republic of Botswana is a sparsely populated country with a relatively small population. Botswana is a peaceful country located in Southern Africa and is completely landlocked. The country boasts a vast variety of wildlife and habitats from the Okavango Delta to the Kalahari Desert areas.
Summer in Botswana is from November to March. There is always a possibility of rain in the summer, especially in December, January and February. It can get cold when it rains. The summer temperatures during the day vary from 30C°/86F° to 38C°/100.4F° sometimes higher and at night the temperature is usually approximately 18C°/64.4F° to 20C°/68F° in summer. Spring is from September to October. The day time temperatures are much the same as summer. However the evenings can range from approximately 14C°/57.2F° to 18C°/64.4F°. The fall/winter months are May, June, July and August. The temperatures are warm in the day usually ranging from 20C°/68F° to 25C°/77F° and cold at night sometimes dropping below freezing. The dry season is generally March to October.
Tholo Safaris is located in a what is considered a non-malaria area (low risk malaria area). However, if you are traveling to other parts of Botswana or Africa these may be malaria areas. Please consult a health care professional to get sound advice before you travel. Have a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate if you are traveling from areas infected with Yellow Fever. Sometimes a tetanus vaccination maybe recommended. Please consult your doctor for sound professional advice
Power supply at Tholo Safaris Camp is 220/240 Volt. Most outlets are round 2 or 3 pole 15 amp plugs, Type M sockets. We recommend you come prepared with the correct adapters or converters to charge your equipment/cameras/cellphones.
Please consult your travel agent regarding visa requirements and/or check on the Botswana Embassy website for more information well in advance. USA, Canada & UK do not need visas for Botswana.
Botswana’s currency is the Pula (BWP). Pula means “rain”. When traveling, be sure to have cash in a variety of bill sizes as sometimes getting change can be a problem at some places. We at Tholo Safaris accept USD, but many places such as shops and the airport may not. However, shops and restaurants at the Maun airport normally accept visa or master cards.