Do I need a visa to travel to Botswana?
Your passport must be valid for 6 months, and you do not need a tourist visa to travel to Botswana if you're a citizen of North America or Europe.
Is tipping customary in Botswana?
You can give guides a $10-20 tip per day and porters a few dollars for every move. Otherwise, tips aren't an expectation.
What is internet access like in Botswana?
The nicer your lodging, the more chance you will have internet access. Hotels and lodges will likely have some form of internet access, while tent camps (which can be very comfortable) will not likely have any kind of internet accessibility.
Can I use my cell phone while in Botswana?
You probably won't be close enough to the cell phone towers to get a signal on your phone. If you do, you will have to replace the SIM chip with one you purchase locally (maybe at the airport).
Can I drink the water in Botswana?
You cannot drink the water in Botswana, but your tour provider or hotel will have filtered or bottled water for you at all times.
Should I purchase travel insurance?
While not required, it's definitely a good idea to have travel insurance just in case, and we have some great deals via TravelGuard on our Once You're Booked