Botswana destination information

All you need to know before visiting Botswana

Botswana summary

Botswana is a big country with around 2M Botswana. Official language is English. Botswana uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+02:00. Currency used in Botswana is Pula (BWP).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 134
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 132

ATMs in Botswana are Common. Internet speed in Botswana is on average 1.4 Mbps.

🏙️ Gaborone
🗣️ English Tswana
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 2M ☀️ ~22 °C 🌧 ~32 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 582k km2 (225k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
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🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Botswana uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type D and Type G.

Languages 🗣️

  • English
  • Tswana


Currency 💱

1 BWP = 0.09 USD

Botswana uses the Botswana pula (symbol: P), code BWP.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 pulas. Pula is subdivided into 100 thebes. Coins come in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 pulas and 50, 25, 10 and 5 thebes.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Botswana. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Botswana uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Botswana upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Botswana, dial +, then 267 (the country code for Botswana), then the area code and the local number.


For local calls within Botswana, start with the area code. In the case above area code is - .

international: + 267 - 1234567
calling local: - 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Botswana is on average 1.4 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Botswana is low. It is not as easy to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 774.87 BWP, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: BTC mobile, Mascom or Orange.


Rules 🚗

Limits 🚦


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Health regulation

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