Botswana is accessible by tarred road from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia.
Citizens of most European and Common-wealth countries do not require a visa for entry into Botswana.
Importation of Goods
Consumer goods may be imported for private use without an import permit, provided they do not exceed the maximum allowable quantities.
What to bring/wear
Bring enough to last your stay. In summer, lightweight, lightcoloured cottons are preferable.
Most of Botswana is networked by automatic telephone exchanges, with public telephones in even the most remote places.
7:30 - 12:45 and 13:45 - 16:30
The Botswana currency is the Pula (meaning ‘rain’ in Setswana).
Visitors to Botswana have the opportunity to purchase diamond jewellery from authorised dealers.
Botswana is one of the healthiest countries in sub-Saharan Africa, with good primary health care facilities available throughout the country.
There is an increasing range of local arts and crafts on sale in Gaborone, Maun and Kasane and other tourist areas.
Self Drive Camping
Embarking on a camping trip in Botswana requires a good deal of planning and preparation.