Botswana No.1 Safari Specialist

Visitor Information

  • Banks & Banking Hours

  • Seven main commercial banks, as well as number of foreign exchange bureau operate in Botswana.

    Banking Hours
    Monday – Friday : 8:30am – 03:30pm
    Saturday : 8:30am – 11:00am

    Credit Cards
    Major credit cards, such as MasterCard and Visa are accepted throughout the country, in most hotels, restaurant, retails outlets and safari companies. In remote area and service station may only accept cash which is Botswana Pula.

  • Entry Formalities

  • VISA
    Citizens of most European Commonwealth countries do not required a visa for entry into Botswana.

    Visitors should check with Botswana embassies or consulates or their travel agents before departure regarding their visa requirements.

    It is vital for visitors to carry a valid passport and sufficient funds to facilitate their stay in Botswana.

  • Duty Free Allowance

  • The following articles and consumables (excluding any goods the importation of which is prohibited), declared at the place where the traveller enters Botswana and not imported on behalf of other persons or by way of trade, may be admitted free of duty and, where applicable, Value Add Tax (VAT).

    Wines – 2 litres
    Spirituous and other alcoholic beverages – 1 litre
    Cigarettes – 200
    Cigars – 20
    Cigarette or pipe tobacco – 250 gms
    Perfume – 50 ml
    Toilet water – 250 ml
    Other new or used goods of a total
    Value not exceeding (from outside SACU) – 3000 UA*
    Other new or used goods of a total
    Value not exceeding (from SACU) – 500 UA*

    *UA is equivalent to One South African Rand.

    for more updated information please visit :
    http://www.gov.bw/Visitors/Topics/Entry-Requirements/Entry-Requirements/

  • What to Bring
  • See Important Info section

  • What to Wear
  • See Important Info section

  • Time

  • GMT plus 2 hours

  • Emergency Numbers

  • Ambulance : 997 (toll free)
    Police : 999 (toll free)
    Fire Brigade : 998 (toll free)
    Medical Rescue : 992 (toll free)
    Medical Air Rescue : 390-1601
    Mascom (mobile service) : 122
    Orange (mobile service) : 112
    be mobile (mobile service) : 1333