Volunteer in Botswana and experience life in one of the few truly wild areas left on earth. A sparsely populated country in Southern Africa, Botswana is home to some of the continent’s most iconic landscapes and famed for its spectacular wildlife.

    Volunteering in Botswana

    From the Okavango Delta to the Kalahari Desert, Botswana is strikingly varied, and its diverse ecosystems support an astonishing array of animal and bird life.

    As a volunteer in Botswana, you’ll be situated in Maun. Get a feel for the town and learn about regional history in your spare time by visiting the Nhabe Museum. Or perhaps spend some time at the Motsana centre. With its cafe, shops and open air stage, it’s a great place to relax at the weekend, sample local food such as bogobe (porridge) or seswaa, a salted stewed beef.

    Add time to the end of your trip, or spend a weekend on an excursion to Chobe National park or the Okavango Delta.  Globally renowned for having the highest concentration of elephants on the planet, Chobe National park is an eden for nature lovers.  Join a tour or take the opportunity to take part in a fly-in safari. The Okavango Delta is an area of permanent marshlands and seasonally flooded plains fed by the Okavango river. The delta supports an astounding range of wildlife. Perhaps the best way to experience this UNESCO World Heritage site is by the dugout canoe. If you’re a nature lover, Botswana is unlikely to be a place you forget in a hurry.

    Volunteer in Botswana and make a positive change to the lives of people who are desperately in need while seeing some of the most impressive plains in the world.

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    Here are some important facts about Botswana:

    • Population -2,182,719 July 2015 estimate
    • Language – Setswana 78.2%, Kalanga 7.9%, Sekgalagadi 2.8%, English (official language) 2.1%, Sesarwa 1.9%, Sempukushu 1.7%, other 5.3%
    • Religion – Christian 71.6%, Badimo 6% , other 1  .8%, none 20.6%
    • Currency Botswana Pula (BWP)
    • Climate – semiarid with warm winters and hot summers


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