Shakawe Tourist Places to Visit in Shakawe, Botswana, North Africa, Africa

Shakawe Tourist Places to Visit in Shakawe, Botswana, North Africa, Africa

Shakawe is a tourist favor village situated in the northwest part of Botswana near the border of Namibia and Angola with Botswana. It is geographically positioned between 18°22′9″ S latitude and 21°50′45″ E longitude, around 1100 km northwest of Gaborone, the capital of Botswana.

Although having the village status, Shakawe houses two shopping centers with supermarkets and many other modern outlets. Shakawe is located around 50 km northeast of the natural tourist attraction, Tsodilo Hills. Shakawe holds an airport used for only charter flights during high season. 


Connectivity to Shakawe:

The nearest major airport to Shakawe is Maun Airport, located around 350 km away from Shakawe and operates flights from and to Windhoek, Cape Town, Gaborone, Johannesburg, Kasane, and Victoria Falls. It takes around 5 hour by drive from Maun to Shakawe.

Those who come from Gaborone to Shakawe can use bus or rental cars but it would be a very long journey, so it is advised for visitors to reach Maun by flight first and then take rental car from there to Shakawe. Buses depart from Gaborone to Maun at 5:30am, 7:00am, and 11:30am every day.


Shopping and Food in Shakawe:

Shakawe houses two modernized shopping centres of which both have well stocked supermarket with wide variety of products.

Dejodeli is one of the famous restaurants in Shakawe serving visitors with African and Austrian cuisine at reasonable prices.


Things to do in Shakawe:

  • Village tours
  • Hiking
  • Shopping


Places of interest in Shakawe:



A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tsodilo is an ancient settlement around 50 km away from Shakawe, known for its distinct religious and spiritual importance. Located within the Kalahari Desert, Tsodilo houses around 4,500 rock paintings of which the famous ones are Whale and Two Rhinos paintings.


Shakawe Airport:

Located around 1,030 meters above sea level, Shakawe Airport is a nicely built modern aerodrome, operated by the Department of Civil Aviation. It is located only one kilometer away from the village centre.


Maun Education Park:


Located in Maun, around 350 km away from Shakawe, Maun Education Park is a learning centre, focused on the flora and fauna species of Botswana, especially the interesting information on wild animals like wildebeest, kudu, impala, zebras and lechwe.


Moremi Game Reserve:

Moremi Game Reserve is a paradise of outdoor sport lovers, situated around 300 km away from Shakawe. Exploring it through a guided would be better as it is located in the isolated area.


List of other places of interest in Shakawe and Maun (around 350 km) include:

  • Nhabe Museum
  • Central Kalahari Game Reserve
  • Khutse Game Reserve
  • Travel Adventures Botswana
  • Afro Trek Safaris
  • Hemingway Safaris
  • Botswana Quality Baskets
  • Helicopters Horizons
  • Okavango River
  • General Trading Company
  • Bush Camp Safaris


Best time to visit Shakawe:

Throughout the year is best, especially during the months between November and February is ideal to travel Shakawe in Botswana.


Accommodation options in and around Shakawe:

Shakawe houses a few standard accommodation centres with all the basic facilities and services. One can also find hotels in Maun (around 350 km) for memorable hospitality services. The prominent hotels in Shakawe and Maun are listed below:

  • Lawdons Lodge
  • Hawk Guest House
  • Drotskys Cabins
  • Shakawe River Lodge
  • Xaro Lodge
  • Okavango Fishing Safaris Ltd
  • Rileys Hotel
  • Mogothlo Safari Lodge
  • Thamakalane Lodge
  • Tshima Bush Camp
  • Maun Lodge
  • Kamanga Safari Hotel
  • Okavango Roadside Guesthouse
  • Okavango River Lodge Maun
  • Island Safari Lodge

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