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Location information for Francistown Airport

Francistown Airport is Botswana’s second-largest airport. It is situated just over a mile southeast of the South African country’s second-largest city with car rental in Francistown Airport. On an annual basis, nearly 30,000 passengers take the Air Botswana direct flights to Johannesburg and Botswana’s national capital, Gaborone, from this airport.

Francistown Airport facilities

This airport is open from Monday to Friday, from early in the morning to the middle of the afternoon, and is closed for an hour before lunch. There is a cargo terminal and a passenger terminal with a gate, a check-in desk, a chemist shop and places to compare car hire. A Botswana Tourism Board bureau is located on the terminal building’s mezzanine floor.

Francistown Airport excursions

The significant transportation hub of Francistown is often called Botswana’s ‘capital of the north.’ The Inchwe and Tati rivers meet in this former mining boom town which is 90 minutes from the Zimbabwe border with car hire in Francistown Airport. The Supa Ngwao Museum and the nearby Tachila nature reserve are the city’s most visited attractions.

Best time to visit

Even during the December to March wet season, Francistown experiences only a handful of severe downpours. The last two months of Francistown’s dry season, October and November, are the city’s hottest months and when its largest number of tourists arrives. June and July are the coolest months, but temperatures rise and prices decline during the wet season.

Car rental in Francistown Airport

Francistown’s main motorways are the A1 to Zimbabwe and Gaborone, and the A3 to Maun and Nata. Motorists drive on the road’s left side and roads are generally in good condition. Radar traps are frequent outside the city and motorists often encounter drunk drivers in late afternoon and evening. Four-wheel drives are essential for exploring the surrounding bush tracks.