Botswana πŸ‡§πŸ‡Ό

Gaborone

Botswana is part of Africa with main city at Gaborone. Official language is English. Botswana uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC+02:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

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πŸ’± 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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ“‘ 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.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 777.71 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.

πŸ“ž 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 - .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Police

999

Ambulance

997

Fire department

998

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Last updated: July 13, 2019