A Gap Year in Botswana

Why go backpacking in Botswana?

Botswana is often overlooked when compared to its neighbour South Africa. It’s generally a more expensive place to visit and less set up for gap years, but there’s plenty here for backpackers keen to explore and some of the less-travelled areas of southern Africa.

This is a beautiful country, with land ranging from dry bush to epic sand dunes and stunning, jagged caves. Botswana is a great place to get adventurous, with 4×4 off-roading, quad biking and more all potential options.

Wildlife and nature is a huge draw of Botswana, with national parks and game reserves offering the awesome opportunity to see lions, rhinos, giraffes and loads more of Africa’s living, breathing wonders on a safari.

While Botswana tends to cater for high end, low impact tourism, it’s possible to do it on a budget; just make sure you plan your trip well, and you could soon be rocking the gorgeous isolation and epic other-worldness of Botswana.

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Volunteer Rugby Coach

from £1100

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Cairo to Cape Town Overland

from £3695

119 days

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A trip for those who are happy to rough it and willing to muck in with a group of like-minded...

Africa Overland Coast to Coast

from £1695

56 days

Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa...

Travelling overland from Kenya to the Cape, this trip is for adventurous travelers who are willing to be part of...

Kenya to Cape Town Grand Adventurer

from £2175

75 days

Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Ta...

An awesome trip for those who want a hands-on adventure with like-minded travellers and who have plenty of time to...

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