Visa and entry requirements Botswana:
No visa is required
Information from the Foreign Office on her Botswana trip:
The Republic of Botswana, or Botswana, is a landlocked country in southern Africa with about two million inhabitants. This makes it one of the least populated countries in the world. The state borders Zambia and Zimbabwe to the northeast, Namibia to the west and north, and South Africa to the southeast and south. In the northeast of Kazungula, the borders of Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia meet in the middle of the Zambezi River at a single point, the only quadrilateral area in the world.
Botswana has the lowest corruption rates of all African countries. Nearly 20% of the country's adults are infected with HIV, the third highest in the world. Thus, there is a high mortality rate from AIDS in the country.
Botswana largely consists of the Kalahari semi-desert in the south, the vast highlands and the Okavango Delta in the northwest. Botswana's highest mountain is Monalanong Hill at 1.494 meters above sea level.
The largest cities in the country are Gaborone, Francistown, Maun, Molepolole and Mogoditshane. The official languages of Botswana are English as well as Setswana and the official currency is the Botswana Pula, where 1, - Euro corresponds to 11,60, - BWP. The Pula is one of the most stable currencies in Africa.
Botswana has many typical African mammal species, such as elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, antelopes, rhinos, cheetahs, zebras and hippos.
Botswana, with its large diamond deposits, is one of the more economically stable and prosperous countries of the African continent. The export of diamonds accounts for 72% of total exports from Botswana. Other industries in the country are meat production and tourism.
Major tourist attractions include Botswana's many national parks such as the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Savute Reserve, Makgadikgadi National Park, Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Kubu Island, Baines Baobabs, Moremi Gorge Gorge, the Khwai River Bridge, Nata Bird Sanctuary, Kalahari Desert and Tsodilo Hills.
The capital of Botswana is Gaborone with about 235.000 inhabitants. The city is the economic and cultural center of the country and lies at about 1.000 meters altitude. The city's major attractions include the National Museum, Matsieng's Footprints, Trinity Church, Sri Balaji Temple, the National Assembly Building, Krishna Balaram Palace, Reservoir - Gaborone Dam, Khutse Game Reserve, Gaborone Game Reserve , the Christ the King Cathedral, the Gaborone Sun Casino, the Three Chiefs Statues and the Mokolodi Nature Reserve.
In July 2018 I visited Gaborone during my third big trip to Africa. The yellow-brown desert landscape in Botswana is beautiful to look at, while the capital is very spacious. The few attractions of Gaborone are all very far apart, but my at the airport for 20, - Euro booked driver has traveled with me every corner of the city. The highlights are certainly the "Three Chefs Statue" with the beautiful surrounding square and the parliament in the city center. For me it was in the evening by plane from South African on to Johannesburg in South Africa.