• Background info
  • Festivals Botswana
    Besides New Year's Day, Easter and Christmas they celebrate the following national holidays in Botswana: Commemoration Seretse Khama (first president of Botswana) (01 July), Presidents day (21 and 22 July), Independence Day (September 30), Day after ...
  • Culture Botswana
    Try before leaving, to read something about the local way of life. Then it is more likely that you will enjoy the journey. Realize that you are there as a guest in a country where ...
  • Food and drinks Botswana
    BOTSWANA & ZAMBIA: Neither Zambia nor Botswana have any famous national dishes. The dishes are a mix of the traditional and the English "kitchen". There is also lots of fruit available. In Botswana however, this ...
  • Language Botswana
    Although the official language of Zambia is English, it is only spoken by about 2% of the population. The majority speak a Bantu language. Also in Botswana, English plays an important role. It is the official ...
  • Religion Botswana
    Until the 18th century there was a strong belief in animism in Zambia and Botswana. To do a rain dance for the gods, or 'gofethla pula ", was very ordinary. This changed with the arrival ...
  • Tipping Botswana
    Workers in restaurants and hotels earn little. You can help matters a bit by ensuring that those who work for you get a good tip. The directive is (at least if satisfactory service is delivered) ...
  • Weather and climate Botswana
    The area this journey goes through is large and there are also considerable regional differences, partly depending on the latitude and partly depending on the height above sea level. In general we can say that ...
  • Practical info
  • Arrival information Botswana
    It is your own responsibility to ensure you have any necessary visas for travel. At the time of writing, for many nationalities, a visa is not required for Botswana. Costs and visa regulations are subject to ...
  • Luggage and clothing Botswana
    This journey around the equator is for the most part near mountains and highlands where a temperate climate with some cold nights is likely. We recommend you to take: thin cotton clothes; for the evening is a high-necked T-shirt with ...
  • Money Botswana
    The local currency is the Botswana Pula (BWP) which in turn is divided into 100 thebe. There are notes of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50. The coins are as follows: 1, 2, 5, ...
  • Time differences Botswana
    In our winter there is a 1 hour time difference between Europe and Botswana and Zambia. It is 1 hour later there. You can check exact times through a site such as this. ...
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