Botswana: Accommodation

A Safari Paradise

Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast in Botswana

Bed & Breakfast accommodation is not terribly common in Botswana, but it can be found, and you may be pleasantly surprised at what you get for your money when paying for B&B in Botswana. Private homes in Botswana that have bed & breakfast accommodation may be luxurious, or a little more basic, but are still likely to have stunning surroundings and a swimming pool for about £49 pounds a night for a double room.

Hotels

Hotels in Botswana

The top hotels in Botswana offer air conditioning, swimming pools and entertainment such as film screenings, live music and dance shows; there are also budget hotels in Botswana with fairly basic amenities. Even three-star hotels may have some pretty good facilities, such as a swimming pool, and most will be able to arrange all kinds of safari trips for the visitor to Botswana. Prices for a double room will start at around £60 depending on the time of year.

 

Motels

Motels in Botswana

Motels can be found just outside towns such as Gabarone, which are not really holiday destinations, but more like stopover points. The motels in Botswana are generally pleasantly situated, with a good standard of accommodation, usually with a pool, and you can expect to pay around £30 for a double room.

Hostels

Hostels in Botswana

Traditionally, Botswana has not encouraged the backpacker traveller, concentrating instead on the luxury end of the tourism market. But there are hostels available – and very nice they are too! Take the Mokolodi Backpackers 10km from Gabarone. Set in idyllic African bush, this hostel in Botswana, offers accommodation in comfortable little thatched ‘cottages’, with air-conditioning, free WiFi and bar. All for around £11 a night.

 

Self Catering Accommodation

Self Catering Accommodation in Botswana

If you’re driving yourself while on holiday in Botswana, rather than joining an organised safari holiday, it is still possible to stay in the wildlife reserves. There are self-catering camping sites – with very comfortable permanent tents, bathrooms and patios, as well as kitchens and outdoor dining areas (bomas) for around £20 a person. This price may even include a game drive. You can also opt for self-catering accommodation such as chalets and tents on your holiday in Botswana.

 

Lodges

Lodges in Botswana

Safari lodges in Botswana range from old-style safari camps, to modern-day luxury resorts with plunge pools, private decks and stunning outdoor dining rooms. Some will include all food, drink, game drives, walks and so on. The more you pay, the more likely you are to have your own personal guide, just for your party. Prices range from around £100 per day per person to £1200 a day per person. Take your pick! Whatever your budget, you’re still likely to experience some magnificent game viewing and some unforgettable days and nights in the African bush. At the upper end of the market, you are likely to be one of just a few guests – 12 or even 6, which makes a stay in one of these lodges rather like staying in a very exclusive house party.