Botswana Hotels and Accommodation
(Botswana, BW, Southern Africa)
Visitors to Botswana have a wide range of options when it comes to accommodation and lodging. As well as hotels and guest houses, Botswana has plenty of lodges and safari camps. Independent travellers can also pitch their tents in one of the many campsites dotted around the countryside.
In Botswana's capital city of Gaborone, the majority of hotels are perhaps more used to catering for business travellers. However, Gaborone is also well served by family operated lodges, which offer clean and comfortable accommodation in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
Where to Stay
In Gaborone, visitors can expect mostly good value accommodation in hotels that are functional and clean. Luxury hotels are fairly few and far between. In Gaborone and indeed in many of the larger towns and tourist destinations in Botswana, guest houses are also worth considering. This form of accommodation is becoming increasingly popular with visiting tourists.
When booking a room in a guest house, it is best to make sure that it is accessible by public transport if you don't intend to travel with a vehicle of your own.
For most visitors to Botswana, the image of a safari camp is perhaps the most appealing lodging option. The standard of accommodation offered by camps can vary widely. Whilst some may resemble a rather nice hotel, complete with air conditioning, others may be limited to nothing more than a small tent for you and your luggage.
When you are making your choice of safari camp accommodation in Botswana, it is also worth thinking about whether you want to experience the bush in the company of a few other visitors or indeed, as a part of a much larger crowd. Botswana national parks, such as Chobe National Park, usually have at least one or two camping sites for independent travellers, although these often require booking in advance. They don't necessarily have to be basic when it comes to amenities. Often, they are equipped with fairly good facilities, similar to those in a cheap hotel, including showers.