Botswana Traveler

An American explores the desert and the delta

The Privatization of Campsites in Botswana

2010 camping prices are listed for the Botswana National Parks and Game Reserves. Also updates on the current state of privatization in the National Parks and commentary on what this means for Botswana and how much extra cash you’ll be paying!

Affordable GPS Basemap for Botswana

If you are self-driving in Botswana, buy the affordable Tracks4Africa basemap before leaving home. You can thank me later.

Keep your USB Thumbdrive safe from viruses while traveling

If you’ve ever used an internet cafe computer, you know the problem. You insert your thumbdrive in the public computer to quickly access your resume or find a picture of your nephew and next time you use it at home, you cherished home PC slows to a crawl as it is infected with gobs of viruses. I’ve spent the last 3 days trying to find a solution to this problem as it happens to me in Botswana all the time. The best (free) solution to this problem I’ve found is the Panda USB Vaccine. It will keep your thumbdrive safe from viruses at internet cafes.

Tips for Birding in Botswana

Botswana has a rich variety of birds and experience twitchers or novice birdwatchers will not be disappointed by a visit. Follow these tips for birding in Botswana to make the most of your trip!

Power adapter buying guide

What travel power adapter do you need for Botswana? Can you just use the universal adapter you already have? Likely not – Botswana has an assortment of plugs unlikely to be found in your universal adapter. This post covers what adapters are needed to be fully prepared for a trip to Botswana.

6 Reasons to Visit (or not visit) Botswana

Deciding whether to visit Botswana? Ask yourself these 6 questions to know if a Botswana vacation is right for you.

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