BOTSWANA

With the evergreen jewel of the Okavango Delta and the sun-bleached Savuti savannah, Botswana is one of the most beautiful travel destinations in Africa. During your visit you can admire the colorful birds of the delta, the impressive elephant herds of the national parks and the huge herds of zebras, wildebeests and gazelles. Enjoy your adventure in the fantastic wilderness of South Africa!

Country-specific regulations on COVID-19
BOTSWANA - ELEPHANTS, FLAMINGOS & CO.
13 Days
Safari
VISA
CURRENCY
CUISINE
LANGUAGE
FEATURES
HEALTH
Citizens of most European and Common-wealth countries do not require a visa for entry into Botswana. Please check with an embassy what requirements apply to your country of orgin.
The national currency of Botswana is the pula (BWP). For one euro you receive approx. 13,000 BWP (as of April 21, 2021). ATMs are available in most major cities and can be used with credit and debit cards from the "Maestro" system. Please note that you can only withdraw between € 100 and € 500 per day and per card. It is advisable to always have a small amount of cash with you.
With its immense variety of ingredients, Botswana's cuisine is one of the most colorful in the world. The most typical ingredients are nuts, various types of grain and fruits. A wide range of meat is also used for cooking: beef, goat, giraffe, ostrich as well as various seafood and fish. The most traditional dish in the country is called dikgobe. It's made from boiled beans, corn, and deliciously roasted lamb. The most popular drinks include Bojalwa beer and Madila - a drink made from fermented milk.
Botswana has a total of two national languages: Setswana and English. Setswana is the traditional Tswana language and is spoken by 90% of the population. From the 5th grade onwards, they will also be taught in English. Both languages are used in public spaces.
Religion
The natural religions and Christianity are almost equally present in Botswana.

LGBT +
Homosexual acts are no longer punishable as of 2019. However, one should still be aware that there are still many reservations within the population and that they are still reluctant to see them.
It is advisable to get vaccinated against measles, yellow fever, typhoid, rabies, meningococcal disease and hepatitis A and B before entering the country. If you have any further questions, please contact your doctor. You are also advised to only drink bottled water and avoid bathing in fresh water.