Shakawe & Shakawe Airport

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Coordinates: 1822'9"S 2150'45"E

Location of Shakawe

Shakawe is a village located in the northwest corner of Botswana. It is located at the beginning of the Okavango Delta, close to Namibia and Angola. Shakawe is awakening from its former status as a sleepy little outpost on the Okavango.For travellers, Shakawe means a Botswana entry or exit stamp or a staging post for a visit to the Tsodilo Hills, 40 km away. For Southern African holiday-makers, it's most often the stait of a fishing trip in the Okavango Panhandle. It also provides access to the Caprivi Strip.


The village is served by Shakawe Airport. It is the gateway to the northern part of the Okavango Delta and the Linyati area. Direct charter flights are operated to the aerodrome, with the main airline in the area being Air Shakawe. Flight is the most efficient form of transport in the area.

Travel by road is slow and mainly on gravel roads. Tarred roads are on the way, but progress is slow. Bus transport is available to the main city of Maun, but this is a 5 hour travel.

The population of Shakawe was 4,389 in 2001 census. Shakawe is growing slowly starting with a shopping center. Also had developed a few safari lodges.

Shakawe Airport (IATA: SWX, ICAO: FBSW) is an aerodrome serving Shakawe, a village in the North-West District of Botswana. It is the gateway to the northern part of the Okavango Delta and the Linyati area. Direct charter flights are operated to the aerodrome. It is owned by the Department of Civil Aviation.


The airport resides at an elevation of 3,380 feet (1,030 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 11/29 with an bitumen surface measuring 1,400 by 18 metres (4,593 × 59 ft). The runway handles aircraft with MAUW of up to 5,700 kilograms (13,000 lb).

Airport type: public
Owner: Department of Civil Aviation
Location: Shakawe, Botswana
Elevation: AMSL 3,380 ft / 1,030 m
Coordinates 1822'27"S 02149'52"E


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