Getting There – Botswana
Travel restrictions and additional entry requirements may apply for Botswana due to the coronavirus pandemic and if so, can change from day-to-day. Please visit our coronavirus page to stay informed about the latest developments.
Most visitors to Botswana will have a stopover in South Africa to pick up a direct flight from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg or Cape Town International Airport (CPT).
Botswana’s main airport is Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE), located 11km/7miles north of Gaborone, the capital.
For travelers, it is more common to fly into Maun Airport (MUB) and Kasane Airport (BBK). When combining a safari in Botswana with a visit to Victoria Falls, it is common to fly into Maun and depart from Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) in Zimbabwe or Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (LVI; formerly Livingstone Airport) in Zambia.
In most cases your tour operator will collect you from the airport and arrange all further transportation.
Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Botswana and what tickets would cost.
Most domestic flights are operated by Air Botswana. Small charter flights are frequently used to travel between parks or to get to remote areas, such as the camps in the Okavango Delta. Charter flights are usually booked through your tour operator.
Entry requirements can change, so please contact your local Botswana embassy to verify the information below is current.