How to Get to Botswana

The easiest and fastest way to travel to Botswana is a connecting flight from Johannesburg International Airport (O.R Tambo) in South Africa, although there are also connecting flights from Cape Town and Windhoek (Namibia) available.

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Botswana, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, has a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush animal habitat during seasonal floods. The massive Central Kalahari Game Reserve, with its fossilized river valleys and undulating grasslands, is home to numerous animals including giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas, and wild dogs.

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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.

Flights & Airlines to Botswana

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Botswana and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Airlines & Flights in Botswana

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.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Entry requirements can change, so please contact your local Botswana embassy to verify the information below is current.

  • A passport is required for all foreign visitors and has to be valid for at least six months.
  • Citizens from most nationalities do not require a visa and will get a 30-day entry permit on arrival.
  • All foreign visitors will need to carry a return ticket.
  • Children (under 18 years of age) must have a certified copy of their full, unabridged birth certificate as well as a valid passport to enter Botswana. If a child is traveling with only one parent, or no parents, the child must have an affidavit from the missing parent(s), which gives their consent for the child to travel.

Can you fly direct to Botswana?

Flying into Botswana

You can only fly directly into Botswana via commercial airlines from Johannesburg or Cape Town (South Africa) or Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe).

How do I get to Botswana from the UK?

The easiest and most direct way to reach Botswana from London is to fly to Jo’burg (often with South African Airways or British Airways), and then connect through to one of Botswana’s two ‘gateway’ airports: Maun in Botswana, or Livingstone beside the Victoria Falls in Zambia.

What do airlines fly into Botswana?

Top Airlines

  • United Airlines.
  • Air Botswana.
  • JetBlue Airways.
  • Qatar Airways.
  • Air India.
  • Singapore Airlines.
  • Ethiopian Airlines.
  • Delta Air Lines.