Flying to Botswana ? Why not try Air Botswana ? Air Botswana, based in the capital, Gaborone, is the national carrier and has been operating scheduled services for nearly forty years. The airline has a proud history of connecting Botswana to neighbouring countries and has a major part to play in getting passengers to the main tourist areas of Botswana from the popular African gateway in Johannesburg. Air Botswana has its headquarters close to the newly modernised Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Gaborone and the modern facilities complement perfectly the friendliness of all the Air Botswana staff, both on the ground and in the air. Although the airline only operates a small fleet of aircraft, with five Franco-Italian ATR turbo prop aircraft currently in service, it provides a fast and efficient service to a total of seven regional destinations. Air Botswana may be the only airline registered in Botswana to operate scheduled services but its strong management team ensures that it meets the expectations of both local and international passengers on all its flights. Explore Botswana with Air Botswana For those who want to experience all that magical Botswana has to offer, Air Botswana could be the ideal airline around which to plan your trip. With flights from its operating hub in Gaborone to the tourist airport at Maun, which serves the world famous Okavango Delta, and to the local airport at Kasane, ideal for tourists looking to experience the fabulous Elephant viewing in the Chobe National Park, Air Botswana make a flying visit to two of Africa's essential sights a pleasurable experience. Air Botswana flights to Gaborone are a perfect way to enter to country. Gaborone is the country's political, commercial and administrative capital with Air Botswana providing regular services from South Africa (Johannesburg), Zambia (Lusaka) and Zimbabwe (Harare). Gaborone is a modern relaxed city containing the regional offices of the Southern African Development Community, as well as the Botswana Stock Exchange and very important Debswana Diamond company offices. The Botswana economy is built on the diamond trade, with the country having become the world's largest producer of diamonds since independence in 1966. The real joys of visiting Botswana are both the unique wild life viewing and the natural friendliness of its people. You would expect a capital city to be busy and often fraught with traffic noise and bottlenecks. Gaborone is the opposite, with charm, grace and courtesy always evident amongst its smiling population. Too few visitors stop to explore this modern, but historic city choosing instead to by-pass it on their way to the wildlife sanctuaries. The surprise of Gaborone is the ease in which you can visit and learn about the democratic institutions which keep this wonderful country stable and we would recommend a visit to the peaceful plaza housing the National Assembly and the House of Chiefs during your visit. Of course, Gaborone isn't the primary reason for a visit to Botswana, most travellers jet off to the unique and absolutely world class wildlife to be seen, in particular, in the Okavango Delta and the Chobe National Park. Air Botswana flights to Maun Airport serve the Delta and Kasane is the gateway for Chobe. Botswana is an important sight for the preservation and study of the African Wild Dog and the Botswana Predator conservation trust charity (http://www.bpctrust.org) is prominent in researching the development of conservation with respect to the maintenance of this important indigenous species. Travel to Botswana from Johannesburg with Air Botswana As well as the domestic flights, Air Botswana flies passengers into Botswana from a number of important international gateways, giving passengers from all around the world easy access to the country and the delights of its wildlife sights. The most important and popular African entry point is the South African city of Johannesburg. Air Botswana operates a minimum of four direct flights a day from Johannesburg to Gaborone and two direct flights a day to Maun, with Kasane having direct flights five time per week. Flights from Lusaka in neighbouring Zambia fly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays with the same days seeing flights flown to Harare in Zimbabwe. From the UK, convenient connecting flights are available using one of the three main international carriers flying form London to Johannesburg, these are British Airways, SAA and Virgin Atlantic. In addition many of the growing airlines based in the Middle East, such as Emirates, Etihad, Qatar and Gulf Air offer convenient and very competitively priced one-stop services through their respective home airport hubs. If you are on business and wish to visit Botswana's second largest city, Francistown, Air Botswana operate direct flights twice a week from Johannesburg on Tuesdays and Thursday. Francistown is an important centre for the Botswana mining industry with the commercial importance of the city being recognised with recently upgraded facilities at Francistown Airport. Air Botswana operates a single class, all economy aircraft configuration, with cold snack catering plus hot and cold drinks. Book a flight on Air Botswana with Alternative Airlines With more than 25 yeas of experience, Alternative Airlines has become a specialist in arranging flights to the more unusual destinations around the world, airports and places that are rarely served by mainstream airlines. If you are considering a trip to Botswana, we can help you plan your journey. Your flight reservations will be confirmed immediately and you can rest assured that the price you pay includes all taxes and other charges. To book a flight on Air Botswana, simply use our comprehensive search tool to provide details of the flights available for your chosen journey. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch - we can also keep you up to date with the latest travel news.