Botswana offers great adventure travel experience that includes attractions, tourism, drive safari and meeting Batswana with their diverse culture.
Road travel in Botswana
Botswana has excellent roads that can take you to every part of the country.
There are good roads at entry and exit points of the country leading to Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Domestically, you can travel on a round the country trip on good tarred roads, often branching into reserves and parks which are still in their pristine state.
There are reliable and regular buses throughout the country and to neighbouring countries.
Cargo rail service
Currently Botswana Railways, which operates the country's rail service, does not operate its passenger train service. The service has been suspended indefinitely since April 2009.
However, BR supports cargo business with haulage service within Botswana and internationally.
The main railway line runs along the eastern side of Botswana between Ramatlabama border (with South Africa) and Ramokgwebana border (with Zimbabwe). This is part of the railway line that stretches from Cape Town to Harare.
All visitors to Botswana require a passport, return or transit ticket and sufficient funds to cover for their stay.
Visa is required by some visitors to enter Botswana.
Visitors who do not need to apply for Visa are those from USA, UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, New Zealand and other Commonwealth countries with which Botswana has signed Visa abolition agreement.
Entry Visas may be obtained from Botswana's various embassies and high commissions abroad (check the list).
Botswana has well established health facilities and services.
Anti-malaria medication may be required before traveling to the Okavango and Chobe areas.
Botswana faces challenges of the HIV/AIDS pandemic so visitors should observe standard prevention practices.
Botswana travel agencies
Please refer to the list in the Botswana Hotels and Hospitality Services e-book.
Botswana Embassies and Consulates
Please access the Botswana embassies and consulates list.