Travellers Toolbox

What To Bring

| Camera with spare batteries, SD cards and cleaning materials.
| Tripod or monopod for your camera.
| 12 volt battery chargers for all your camera/
video equipment.
| For those serious about photography telephoto
and zoom lenses are recommended.
| Binoculars are a must.
| Personal medication and toiletries. Make sure to
bring extra medication should you lose any.
| We provide toiletries in the form of shampoo,
conditioner and lotion containing mosquito repellent.
| Good walking shoes or boots, as well as sandals.
| Hat, sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen.
| Warm jacket and fleece (wind breaker preferable).
| Beanie and gloves (for those coming in winter).
| Soft exterior travel luggage. A necessity if taking a charter flight as they do not
carry hard cased bags.
| Prescription glasses, contact lenses and hearing aids.
| And most importantly…yourself.

Do Not Forget!

Travel documents,
vaccinations & visas

Travel insurance

Anti-malarial prophylactics

Cash

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Best Time To Come

Winter (May through August) is a good time to visit Botswana, as the wildlife never wanders from from the water sources. The days are pleasant but it does get cold as soon as the sun disappears beyond the horizon. During the rainy season, November to February large migrations from winter grazing areas to summer grazing areas take place, along with the arrival of the calving season for many of Botswana’s plainsgame. While the rainy season does bring with it high grass and lush vegetation, it is certainly a beautiful time of year with large rolling thunder clouds, that bring with it late afternoon downpours but never lasts long, allowing you to enjoy the afternoon sunset. Capture Africa recommens that you travel to Botswana between the months of April-November avoiding most of the heavy rains yet still allowing for different seasons to be experience.

Variety of Activities

| Night drives with spotlight (only available in Khwai).
| Walking safaris with armed professional guide.
| Mekoro and boating trips on the Okavango Delta.
| Specialized safaris: photographic, artistic, animal communication and birding.
| Scenic flights over the Okavango Delta and surrounding areas.
| Pre mobile safari houseboat on the Chobe River.

Travellers Tips

Luxury Mobile Safaris are Capture Africa specialty. These entail camping ‘wild’ in Botswana’s national parks and game reserves, viewing the abundant wildlife from the back of an open game viewer. Accommodation varies from comfortable dome tents, to luxurious Meru Style tents, fully furnished with ensuite bathroom facilities. Capture Africa provides full catering on all of its safaris, as well as being able to assist people in the dietery requirements.

While planning your safari to one of Africa’s most pristine wildlife areas, there are a few things that you need to note. When choosing more than one destination for the safaris, please take note of the location of these places, as well as any further details about travelling from one area to another. Make sure to ask your agent or ourselves further information about this.

Botswana work in the Botswana Pula. Tourists are welcomed to exchange money while here, only having to produce your passport to do so. Should you have
Botswana Pula left over at the end of your trip, make sure to exchange it back while still in Botswana, as most other countries do not accept the Botswana Pula or
exchange with it.

Combining a mobile safari with a lodge stay is a fantastic way to experience what Botswana has to offer. Capture Africa recommends that you start with the mobile safari and end up with a lodge stay. Please ask us any further questions you have about this.

Suggested Agents

United States of America:
– Africa Adventure Company
– Explore
– Fish Eagle Safaris

United Kingdom:
– Steps Travels
– Africa and India Explorations
– World Oddyssey

Austrailia:
Epic Private Journeys

Specialised Safaris

Photographic Safaris with well known wildlife photographers Jami Tarris and
Theo Allofs:
www.jamitarris.com and http://theoallofs.photoshelter.com/

Photographic Safaris with Dan Scott, a wildlife photographer and artist: www.dascottartist.com

Photographic Safaris with Ashley Boon, wildlife and sporting artist: http://www.ashleyboon.co.uk/

Animal Communication Safaris with world reknown professional animal
communicator Anna Breytenbach:
http://www.animalspirit.org/