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




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Getting A Visa For Botswana

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

Should you be of a nationality requiring a visa you can make the application at your nearest Botswana Embassy or High Commission.


Botswana Embassy Websites


Recommended Reading For Botswana Travel

Botswana Travel Guide

The Bradt Travel Guide (2018) is a guide to one of Africa's most popular safari destinations. It focuses on the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park and the Northern Kalahari and includes a full-colour wildlife guide.



Useful Botswana Travel Resources


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Page Updated: Mar 2020




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