Fast Facts

Official Name: Republic of Botswana

Passport/Visa Requirements: All visitors to Botswana must be in possession of a passport that is valid for at least 6 months. For visits of up to 90 days, citizens of the Commonwealth, the U.S. and most European
countries do not need a visa. Outgoing travel documents and sufficient funds are also required.

Capital: Gaborone

Population: 2,350,667 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: English (official), Setswana, various local languages

Religions: Christian, Animist

Currency: Botswana Pulas (BWP)

Time Zone: 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (+2 GMT). Daylight Saving Time is not observed

Electricity Voltage: 220 V / 50 Hz

Telephone Country Code: 267

Road Driving Side: Left

Main Tourist Destinations: Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta, Mokolodi Nature Reserve, Tsodilo Hills, Nxai Pan National Park, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Internet & Telecommunication: Botswana has one of the highest mobile penetration rates in Africa. Mobile Internet remains the preferred choice.

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