Botswana Travel Advice, Embassies & Tourist Offices

Travel Advice

Last updated: 29 August 2014

The travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. 'We' refers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For their full travel advice, visit

Wildlife and livestock on roads are a hazard, particularly at night.

Carry some form of identification with you at all times. A photocopy of your passport is sufficient.

Attacks on tourists are rare, but you should take sensible precautions to protect yourself from petty and violent crime.

Around 19,000 British nationals visit Botswana every year. Most visits are trouble free.

There is a low threat from terrorism.

Take out travel and medical insurance before travelling.