Botswana was previously known as the British protectorate of Bechuanaland. It has held free and fair elections since 1996, September 30, when it gained independence. Botswana got his name from its dominant ethnic group, the Tswana, “Bechuana” in older variant orthography. Botswana is a member of the Commonwealth, the United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Botswana is in the center of Southern Africa, with Namibia on the west, Zambia and Zimbabwe on the northeast and South Africa to the south and southeast. The fourth-longest river in Africa, the Zambezi is the border between Zambia and Botswana. The Kalahari Desert covers approximately 70 percent of Botswana.
The climate in Botswana is semi-arid. During the winter season, from May to August you will experience dry temperature weather and there is frequent frost at night. In the summer season, from November to March you will experience more humid subtropical weather with high temperatures. Summer is also the rainy season and the rain can cool things down for a short period of time.
The official language of Botswana is English, and the national language is Tswana (Setswana, Sechuana).
Botswana’s currency is the Pula. “Pula” literally means “rain” in Setswana.
Botswana is one of the safest countries in Africa!
Medical precautions to take for your trip to Botswana; if you are travelling to the northern part of the country Malaria pills is recommended. Most travellers will need vaccinations for: hepatitis A, typhoid fever, polio, yellow fever and meningitis. Please contact your local doctor to find out more.
Botswana has about 150 species of mammals, 460 species of bird life and more than 200 species of reptiles and amphibians. Botswana has the largest Elephant population in Africa and is home to almost a third of the Elephants in Africa.
Botswana’s hunting season runs from the beginning of April to the end of September. You are not allowed to hunt female, young and/or immature animals. Hunting from a vehicle is prohibited, you are only allowed to use the vehicle to reach the area from where the hunting will be done on foot.
Botswana offers Elephant trophy hunting, Buffalo and Leopard trophy hunting as well as trophy hunting for multiple plains game species. For Elephant hunting prices and hunting packages, please contact Graham Sales of Graham Sales Safaris Pty. Ltd.
Graham Sales has nearly twenty years’ experience in dangerous game hunting as well as plains game hunting. His experience and natural desire to ensure an ultimate trophy elephant hunting experience will without a doubt have all clients in awe and completely satisfied with not only the tusker taken as well as the overall hunting experience.
Please make provision for all accommodation and travel expenses before and after your Elephant Safari as these expenses are not covered by your daily rate during your contracted Safari. Upon your arrival in Botswana, you will be welcomed by our staff at the nearest port of entry (airport) to the hunting area and transported to the Safari camp/lodge by either air charter or ground transport. Our Camps are a comfortable grass thatched Safari lodge or Safari tented camp – the desired specie/s will determine the location of you Safari. Linen and basic toiletries are provided. All meals, soft drinks a daily laundry (except on travelling days) service are provided.
Packing, dipping and shipping of trophies: An import and export CITES permit for Appendix I and an export CITES permit for Appendix II animals are required for each shipment. Field preparation of trophies are done in camp and transported to a shipping agent designated by Graham Sales Safaris. Clients will be put in touch with the shipping agent to discuss their requirements and arrange for the payment of services.