​Getting There – Khutse GR

Anthony Ham
Expert
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the Botswana & Namibia guide.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Botswana & Namibia Lonely Planet guide.

Anthony is the author of the Botswana & Namibia Lonely Planet guide.

Khutse Game Reserve is located 240km/149mi from Gaborone and the drive takes about 4 hours*. The park is a popular weekend retreat from the city. There is no accommodation in or near the park, but there are several campsites with limited facilities inside the park. Self-drive visitors need to be self-sufficient and bring enough fuel and water among other supplies. There are no fences between the reserve and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, and it’s possible to arrive here in a 4x4 from the north.

There are several possible points of entry into the country depending on your itinerary, but to visit Khutse, most visitors fly into Botswana’s main airport, Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE), located 11km/7miles north of Gaborone. Your tour operator will meet you there, or you can pick up a 4x4 if you have booked a self-drive safari.

Your tour operator normally books charter flights as part of your safari package. There are no scheduled flights to Khutse Game Reserve.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE), and what tickets would cost.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Botswana page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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