Botswana Travel

Botswana Travel - Botswana is a landlocked country in southern Africa. It shares land borders with Zimbabwe in the north-east, South Africa in the south and south-east and Namibia to the west. Botswana is one of Africa's success stories with steady economic growth and remains a peaceful and stable nation of remarkable natural beauty.

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Botswana Travel Facts

  • Formerly: Bechuanaland
  • Capital: Gaborone
  • Area: 600,370 km2
  • Population: 1,639,833
  • Language: English (official), Setswana

Botswana Money



Electricity In Botswana

There are 2 plug configurations in Botswana.

Botswana Electricity Plug
Botswana Electricity Plug

Voltage: 220 V | Frequency: 50 Hz | Power sockets: Type E & D



Botswana Map


Getting To Botswana

South African Airways

South African Airways


  • Non-Stop from OR Tambo, Johannesburg to Gaborone
  • Non-Stop from OR Tambo, Johannesburg to Maun
South African Express

South African Express


  • Non-Stop from Johannesburg to Gaborone, Botswana
Air Botswana

Air Botswana

  • Non-Stop Gaborone to Johannesburg, SA
  • Non-Stop Maun to Johannesburg, SA
  • Non-Stop Francistown to Johannesburg
  • Non-Stop Gaborone to Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Non-Stop Gaborone to Kasane, Botswana
  • Non-Stop Maun to Kasane, Botswana

Botswana Travel Health

Vaccinations/boosters are strongly recommended for:

Malaria In Botswana

Botswana Malaria Map Malaria Map Of Botswana

Malari prophylaxis is recommended for all travel to the northern part of the country in the provinces of Central, Chobe, Ghanzi, and Ngamiland, including safaris to the Okavango Delta area. There is no risk in the city of Gaborone. Transmission occurs mainly from November to June. The red area indicates a substantial risk of malaria.


Other Health Hazards In Botswana



Botswana Visa

Botswana visa and passport information includes all application instructions and visa application form downloads.

Tourist visas are not required for UK or US citizens to visit Botswana for up to 90 days.

  • Passport must have at least 6 months validity
  • Tickets and Documents for return or onward travel must be available
  • Hold sufficient funds

Should you be of a nationality requiring a visa, the requirements are:

  • Submit your Passport, must be valid at least 6 months beyond intended stay
  • 2 Visa Application Forms, fully completed and signed
  • 2 Recent passport-type photographs
  • Copy of round trip airline tickets
  • Copy of travelers checks
  • Covering letter regarding the purpose of the trip
  • Consular Fee: $108.00 per visa - most nationalities

Botswana Visa Application Forms

Botswana Embassy In US

1531-1533 New Hampshire Ave, NW,Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-244-4990
Fax: 202-244-4164
Botswana Embassy In US Website

Botswana Embassy In UK

6 Stratford Place, London, W1C 1AY
Tel: 0207 4990031

US Embassy In Botswana

Embassy Enclave, (off Khama Crescent) Gaborone
Tel: 267 395-3982
Fax: 267 395-6947

UK Embassy In Botswana

Private Bag 0023 Gaborone
Tel: (267) 395 2841
Fax: (267) 395 6105
Botswana Embassy In UK Email

Recommended Reading For Botswana Travel

Botswana Travel Guide

The Bradt Travel Guide to Botswana provides coverage of the wildlife, environment and history, as well as a thorough evaluation of when, where and how to go. Accommodation options for all budgets from lodges to camps and hotels.



Useful Botswana Travel Resources

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