There are plenty of reasons to visit Botswana, from visiting the world's largest inland delta, the Okavango Delta to seeing the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, a totally unique desert and Botswana's largest reserve.
The wildlife is unsurprisingly spectacular - the Chobe National Park is home to Africa's largest elephant population whilst the zebra and antelope migration across Makgadikgadi and Savute is one of the largest you can see in Africa.
You can also find a range of options when planning your break and managing your budget. Accommodation can be found both at the luxury end of the market with spectacular lodges, to self-service or d-i-y camp sites offering travellers varying budgets and ways to experience Botswana's wilderness diversity.
Around 19,000 Britons visit Botswana annually and, with a low level of terrorism and spectacular game parks, it's understandably a popular place to go. Car rental is readily available as well and can be booked in the main cities and airports such as Francistown, Gaberone, Kasene and Maun.
Get up to date advice on driving in Botswana from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. An International Driving Licence is normally required.
Cars are normally supplied with collision damage waiver and liability insurance, but excesses can be sizeable - often between £750 and £3000. These can be protected locally, although a pre-bought policy through MoneyMaxim is almost always cheaper and will also protect you against chipped windscreens and tyre damage, which can be viewed as valuable cover given some of the road surfaces.
If you have any queries in your search for car hire in Botswana please contact our customer service team, who will be delighted to help.
This content was last reviewed on 09/11/2021