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Botswana

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Recommended Inoculations:

• Hepatitis A & B
• Routine Inoculations (MMR, DPT, Polio)
• Rabies
• Typhoid
• Malaria Prevention Medicine

The CDC recommends that you purchase your Anti-Malaria drugs in the US due to the fact that many overseas manufactured drugs contain harmful additives that contaminate the medicine. 

Visit http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/botswana.aspx for more information.

Currency:

Pula (BWP)
Most major credit cards accepted

Electricity:

230v/50Hz

Visa Requirements:

US Citizens do not require a visa for entry.
• Two complete applications
• Valid passport
• Two passport sized photos
• Copy of return plane ticket
• Applicable fees

Your travel agent and/or your outfitter will be able to help you obtain the correct information you will need.

Information gathered from the Embassy of Botswana
http://www.botswanaembassy.org//index.php?page=visa-consular

Climate:

These are approximate numbers by temperature (°F) and then rainfall (in.).

Month

City of Gaborone

January

90/66               3”

February

87/66               3”

March

86/64               3”

April

84/54               2”

May

80/48              .5”

June

70/36               0”

July

70/36               0”

August

74/40               0”

September

85/50              .5”

October

88/58               2”

November

88/64            2.5”

December

88/64            3.5”

(Lonely Planet, Read This First: Africa, the essential predeparture travel guide)