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About Ghanzi

Ghanzi is a small town situated in Botswana. Ghanzi backpacking tours offer a range of attractions including stunning scenery and beautiful desert sunsets.

Ghanzi Budget Travel

Below is a list of Ghanzi's top activities, click on the link to view all details and tours.

Ghanzi Hunter-Gatherer Guided Walk, Ghanzi Trance Dance

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Airports

Ghanzi airports include: • Ghanzi Airport • Maun Airport

Birdlife

Ghanzi birdlife includes a range of species such as Yellow-billed Hornbill, Grey Hornbill, Grey Go-Away Bird, Pale-Chanting Goshawk, Cape Crow, Pied Crow, Pied Babbler, Tawny Eagle, Martial Eagle, Lapped-faced Vulture, Greater Kestrel, Burchell's Sandgrouse and Eurasian Bee-eater.

Conservation

There are a number of farms and awareness projects helping to increase Ghanzi conservation, and many farms work with wildlife groups to ensure a good balance between man and wildlife is kept.

Malaria

Ghanzi malaria medication includes the following: • Mefloquine (Lariam) • Atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone) • Doxycycline

Money

Ghanzi money and banking information is as follows: • The currency is the Pula and Thembe • Credit cards and debit cards are seldom accepted • There are a few exchange facilities - within the airport and banks • There are a few banks within the town • Travelers cheques accepted at some restaurants, lodges and shops

Plants

Ghanzi plant life includes a fair variety of habitats including acacia trees and areas of flat grasslands, with scrub the most common form of vegetation to be seen.

Safety Tips

• Ghanzi is generally a peaceful and safe place to visit • Roads can be poor, and wildlife or domestic animals can often be on the road, so drive carefully • Do not ever attempt to eat any plant that you are not sure of - ask a guide! • Water is a scarce resource in the Kalahari, so show respect and do not waste water • Wear plenty of sunscreen and stock up on bottled water to drink throughout the day

Travel Books

Ghanzi recommended travel books include: • Botswana: Okavango Delta, Chobe, Northern Kalahari: The Bradt Travel Guide by Chris McIntyre • The Farm Bushmen of the Ghanzi District, Botswana by Mathias Georg Guenther • Botswana Travel Pack by Globetrotter • Kalahari Hunter-Gatherers: Studies of the !Kung San and Their Neighbors by Richard B. Lee • The Healing Land: The Bushmen and the Kalahari Desert by Rupert Isaacson

Wildlife

Oryx, springbuck and Ostrich are the most common Ghanzi wildlife to be seen, as well as a number of small desert-dwelling rodents and a range of reptiles.

 

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