African Travel Concept

Useful Country Information

Best Time to Visit: April to November.  This is when large number of animals migrate towards the waterways of the Okavango Delta

Language:  Setswana is the national language with minor differences in dialects. However, English is the official business language and it is widely spoken in urban areas and used for written communication

Currency: The currency in Botswana is the Pula (BWP).  To check the exchange rate with your home currency check here.

Entry requirements: Please contact your local embassy for visa requirements, or click here to email us should you require assistance.

Please note:

  • Only single entry visas can be obtained from an embassy. Multiple entry visas must be applied for at the Home Affairs Offices on arrival in Botswana.


Botswana Diplomatic Affairs and Visa Information

Chief Immigration Officer, Visa Section,

P O Box 942 Gaborone BOTSWANA
Tel: 00267 361-1300 
Fax: 00267 391-4286/395-2996

Malaria Advice: It is recommended that one take an anti-malaria prophylactic if visiting the northern part of the country (Chobe and the Okavango Delta)

Health Information and Vaccines Required: Click here to read more

Yellow Fever Vaccinations: For more information, please click here.

Tipping: Tipping is customary in Botswana. A guideline for visitors is the following: Lodge/Camp staff: $10 per person per day, porters: $1.00 per bag, Game/tour guide: $20.00 per person per day, Mokoro poler: $5.00 per person, waiters and waitresses in restaurants 10-15%.

If you are unsure of anything before you fly, please contact one of our consultants who will be more than happy to help.



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