Botswana travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Botswana 🇧🇼

Botswana is part of Africa with main city at Gaborone. Its Developing country with a population of 2M people. The main currency is Pula. The languages spoken are English,Tswana. the Republic of Botswana is the formal name of Botswana It is adviced to Exercise normal safety precautions Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~21.15 °C   🌧 ~4.36 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 2M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions

We've reviewed our advice for Botswana to include new information on other laws. We haven't changed the level - 'exercise normal safety precautions' in Botswana.

issued date: May 29, 2019

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

Chart 26.0 17.3 8.7 0.0

🌧 Rainfall

Chart 91.0 60.7 30.3 0.0
General

🔌 Sockets

Botswana uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type D and Type G.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English, Tswana

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Botswana uses the Botswana pula (symbol: P), code BWP.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 pulas. Pula is subdivided into 100 thebes. Coins come in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 pulas and 50, 25, 10 and 5 thebes.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Botswana. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Botswana is on average 1.4 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Botswana is low. It is not as easy to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 774.87 BWP, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: BTC mobile, Mascom or Orange. Botswana uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Botswana upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Botswana, dial +, then 267 (the country code for Botswana), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Botswana, start with the area code. In the case above area code is - .

Driving

🆘 Emergency

Universal

911

Police

911

Ambulance

911

Fire department

911

Last updated: September 2, 2019

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