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Stay Safe & Healthy in Botswana

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Stay Safe in Botswana

Botswana’s people are extremely kind, and the crime rate is minimal. On this front, there isn’t anything to be concerned about. Nonetheless, crime has been on the increase in recent years, so be cautious of your surroundings at all times. In rural regions, basic common sense will keep you safe from dangerous animals. Botswana is one of Africa’s safest nations, with no civil conflict, less corruption, greater human rights, and no natural catastrophes such as earthquakes or tsunamis.

Drugs

Drug trafficking carries a mandatory death penalty. This is essential to understand because if you need to bring prescription medicines into Botswana, you will be required to produce a prescription for each pill. Failure to do so will result in the medicine being classed as a drug and, if unreported, death sentence.

Stay Healthy in Botswana

Botswana’s HIV infection rate, estimated at 24.1 percent, is the world’s second highest. Maintain consistent universal precautions while dealing with any body fluid and be mindful of the high risk of infection. Take the necessary safeguards. Wear rubber gloves while treating someone else’s cut, even if it’s a kid, and never have unprotected sex. Before moving forward in a serious relationship, consider getting an HIV test for both of you.

The northern portion of Botswana, including Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta, is a malaria zone, therefore appropriate measures should be taken. Before traveling to these regions, get medical advice; vaccinations such as typhoid and hepatitis A+B (if not already immune) are generally advised. Oral vaccines are also recommended for diarrhea and cholera prevention.

The water in metropolitan areas is chlorinated, and the locals drink it from the tap. Short-term tourists, however, should consume bottled water to prevent traveler’s diarrhea. Water outside of metropolitan areas is polluted and should not be used for drinking, making ice cubes, brushing teeth, or eating washed unpeeled fruits and vegetables.

How To Travel To Botswana

By planeSir Seretse Khama Airport in Gaborone is Botswana's major airport. International flights to Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, and Ethiopia are available. Maun's airport is also accessible through Johannesburg, Cape Town, or Gaborone, as well as once a day (in summer 2009) from Windhoek, Namibia. The distance between...

How To Travel Around Botswana

There are very few locals who remember street names and addresses, and you will almost certainly need to obtain instructions in terms of landmarks. Botswana has a postal delivery system to addresses (only to centralized mail collection locations), thus even if streets are well-marked, people may be unfamiliar with...

Destinations in Botswana

Regions in BotswanaKalahariThe Kalahari Desert and its surroundings are sparsely inhabited.Okavango-ChobeThe northern portion of the nation, which includes the Okavango Delta and excellent wildlife parks such as Chobe National Park and Moremi National Park.SoutheastGaborone's capital and the majority of the country's population are located here.Cities in BotswanaGaborone or Gabs is...

Things To See in Botswana

Botswana's primary attraction is its wildlife. Nearly one-fifth of the nation is made up of wildlife parks. Lions, cheetahs, crocodiles, hippos, elephants, antelope, wild dogs, and hundreds of bird species may be found in these parks. Visitors may go on safaris and stay in lodges ranging from low-cost dormitories...

Food & Drinks in Botswana

Food in BotswanaBotswana's cuisine is distinct, although it has certain features with other Southern African cuisines. Botswana cuisine includes Pap, Samp, Vetkoek, and Mopane worms.Seswaa, a meat dish consisting of beef, goat, or lamb meat, is a Botswana specialty. In general, the fatty meat is cooked until soft in...

Money & Shopping in Botswana

The pula (ISO 4217 code: BWP) is Botswana's currency, which is split into 100 thebe. In Setswana, pula literally means "rain" (rain is very scarce in Botswana - home to much of the Kalahari Desert - and therefore valuable and a "blessing"). The word thebe means "shield."Banknotes in BWP10,...

Festivals & Holidays in Botswana

Public HolidaysThe public holidays in Botswana are:1 January. New Year's Day Easter weekend. ("Good Friday", "Easter Saturday", "Easter Sunday" and "Easter Monday"): a four day long weekend in March or April set according to the Western Christian dates.1 May. Workers Day 1 July. Sir Seretse Khama Day Mid July. President's Day 31 September. Botswana Day 25 December. Christmas Day 26 December. Day of...

Language & Phrasebook in Botswana

Botswana's official languages are English and Tswana.The language of commerce in Botswana is English, and the majority of people in metropolitan areas speak it; but, in more rural regions, many individuals, especially the older generations, do not speak English. Tswana is the main indigenous language and the first language...

Culture Of Botswana

Setswana is an adjective used to characterize the rich cultural traditions of the Batswana, whether they are members of the Tswana ethnic groups or all residents of Botswana. It refers to the language of the main people groups in Botswana.MusicBotswana music is mainly sung and performed, sometimes without percussion...

History Of Botswana

Early historyBotswana's history begins more than 100,000 years ago, when the first people arrived in the area. The Bushmen (San) and Khoi peoples were the indigenous inhabitants of southern Africa. Both spoke Khoisan and lived as hunter-gatherers. Large chiefdoms arose about a thousand years ago, which were subsequently overshadowed...

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