Botswana Travel Publications

Handbook and Guide to Botswana’s History, People and Culture

Handbook and Guide to Botswana’s History, People and Culture

Published by Botswana Cultural Holidays 2017

Guidebooks for tourists mostly support wild-animal-safari enthusiasms so it’s harder for tourists to gather information on the people. In our detailed booklet, we set out to promote Botswana’s less well-known and less visited aspects and to give enough information for travellers to make all their own arrangements to visit.

“Your comprehensive information and clear passion for the country have piqued my interest in Botswana as a possible place to visit, even with small children in tow. The booklet is well written and conveys your extensive knowledge very effectively.”

Marie Kreft, Travel Writer

“This is a wonderful publication and I am sure it will be extremely useful for prospective visitors to Botswana. I think you have done a great service to Botswana in doing this.”

Alexander McCall Smith, author of the very popular No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novels, set in Botswana
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  • Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1
    Why visit Botswana?

    there’s more to Botswana than its big, wild animals; this is Africa at its best

  • 2
    Botswana’s history

    mostly peaceful and increasingly successful

  • 3
    Botswana’s culture and customs

    tradition and modernity, beautifully integrated

  • 4

    a suggested ten day tour around the capital, Gaborone

    a suggested extension to fourteen days to include Serowe

  • 5
    Interesting places to visit:

    museums, galleries, craft workshops, markets, ancient sites, memorials, music venues, animal sanctuaries, viewpoints and more

  • 6
    Recommended hotels:

    comfortable rooms, friendly service, good local food – tried and tested by us

  • 7
    Getting there:

    information on flights from the UK with suggested airlines and routes

  • 8
    Getting around:

    car hire; the information you need to carry; rules of the road

  • 9
    Recommended reading:

    guidebooks, maps, works of non‐fiction, even some true‐to‐Botswana‐life fiction

  • 10
    Your health and safety:

    advice on what to pack and what you might need; dos and don’ts

  • 11
    Check list:

    a reminder of what to do before you travel (and one thing to do when you get back)

The Shell Tourist Travel and Field Guide to Botswana

The Shell Tourist Travel and Field Guide to Botswana

By Veronica Roodt Published by Vivo Energy Botswana in 2010.

This guide is full of information, including about the people, the history and the geology as well as the typical safari advice and places to see in the Gaborone and Serowe areas. There are very good photo check lists of birds, animals and insects.

Buy £16.89 + P&P
Guide to Greater Gaborone

Guide to Greater Gaborone

By Alec Campbell and Mike Main Published in association with the Botswana Society in 2003.

A very useful guide to the natural history, the history of the Batswana and to places of interest in the area of the capital city.

Buy £15.15 + P&P
The Essential Guide to Customs and Culture: Botswana

The Essential Guide to Customs and Culture: Botswana

By Mike Main published by Kuperard in 2012.

This little book is perfect for information on customs, traditions, attitudes and the social structure of Botswana.

Buy £6.95 + P&P
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