Depending on where you travel in Botswana, you may require malaria medication. We recommend you consult with your General Practitioner before your departure.
If you are travelling to Botswana from areas known to be infected with yellow fever, you must have a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate. We advise our guests to also have an updated TPD (tetanus, polio, diphtheria) vaccine and a hepatitis A vaccine.
Botswana currently offers visa-free travel to most countries for stays up to 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least six months at the time of arrival into Botswana. Please follow this link to be sure of your countries visa requirements to enter Botswana - https://evisa.gov.bw/#/needvisa
The official languages of Botswana are English & Setswana. Both are widely used in government, business, and education. However, there are also several other languages spoken in Botswana. It's important to note that while English is an official language and widely understood, the majority of the population speaks Setswana as their first language.
When packing for a safari in Botswana, it's important to consider the specific requirements and recommendations for the trip. Here's a suggested packing list keeping in mind the soft bag weight limitation of 20 kg and the availability of free laundry in the camps: Clothing: Lightweight, breathable, and neutral-colored clothing for hot weather Long-sleeved shirts and pants to protect against sunburn and insects T-shirts, shorts, and skirts for daytime wear Sweater or jacket for cooler evenings Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots Sandals or flip-flops for relaxing in camp
In Botswana, the standard power sockets and plugs used are of Type D, Type G, and Type M. Type D sockets have three round pins in a triangular pattern. This type of socket is commonly used in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and some African countries. Type G sockets, also known as British Standard BS-1363 sockets, have three rectangular pins. They are commonly used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Malaysia, Singapore, and other countries. Type M sockets have three round pins and are specifically designed for use in South Africa. They
The official currency of Botswana is the Botswana pula (BWP). The pula is further divided into 100 thebe. Banknotes are available in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 pula, while coins are available in denominations of 5, 10, 25, and 50 thebe, as well as 1 pula. When visiting Botswana, it is advisable to carry some local currency for day-to-day expenses, although major credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants, and larger establishments. USD, Euros, UK Pounds and South African Rands are also typically accepted.