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Botswana FAQs


  • Hippo standing in river, Botswana

What language is spoken in Botswana?

The official language of Botswana is English, however, English is generally spoken as a second language by most of the country’s residents. The most commonly spoken language is Setswana.

What currency is used in Botswana?

The official currency used in Botswana is the Pula. USD, euros, UK pounds and South African rands are also accepted. Major international credit cards are accepted at most hotels and there are also ATMs available throughout Botswana.

Do I need a Visa to travel to Botswana?

Botswana offers visa-free travel to all countries for stays up to 90 days. Travellers who enter Botswana with a temporary passport must obtain a visa prior to entry as visa’s cannot be obtained upon arrival.

When is the best time to visit Botswana?

Botswana experiences two distinct seasons; hot, wet summers and cool, dry winters. The average temperatures during the summer months (from October-April) hover around 40 ̊C. These months are very humid and when much of the country’s rainfall is expected. The winter months (May-September) are characterized by clear and sunny days with warm temperatures averaging between 27 ̊C - 35 ̊C. The best time to visit would be during the winter months when pleasant weather is expected and the humidity is minimal. This is also the best time to view wildlife as herds of animals begin to migrate. 

Is Botswana a family friendly destination?

There are plenty of kid friendly activities in Botswana that the entire family will enjoy. Botswana has many national parks and animal reserves to enjoy wildlife safaris and game viewing. For the active families there is also the Lion Park Resort with its many attractions, water slides, restaurants and bars.


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