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Practical Information about Botswana

Botswana is a landlocked country situated in Southern Africa with a population of around 2 million people. A country with four decades of uninterrupted civilian leadership, progressive social policies,and significant capital investment, it is considered to be one of the most dynamic economies in Africa. Botswana has good communication network, a well maintained and efficient road systemlinking to other SADC countries. In terms of internet connectivity, it has been reported to be the third best country in Africa.

Visa Information

Click here to view the list of countries that do and do not require a visa to enter Botswana. 

Health
The major health risks in Botswana are malaria and typhoid. Malaria is a particular risk between November and June in the northern parts of the country. There are no compulsory vaccinations, but a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from Travelers over one year of age coming from infected countries. Strongly recommended vaccinations are: Typhoid and Hepatitis A.

Weather
The hottest time of year in Botswana is between October and April when shade temperatures rise to the 38°C mark. This is as well the rainy season for Botswana. Rainfall tends to be erratic, unpredictable and highly regional. Showers are often followed by strong sunshine so that a good deal of the rainfall does not penetrate the ground but is lost to evaporation and transpiration. Average day temperature: October to March 68°F - 105°F / 20°C - 40°C, April to September 33°F – 68°F / 0°C – 20°C.

 

Currency

1 Pula (BWP) = 100 Thebe
Notes: 200, 100, 50, 20, 10
Coins: 50, 25, 10 and 5 Thebe

Travel
Air Travel to Botswana is predominantly through South Africa. Travelers to Botswana are therefore advised to ensure they have all the requirements to transit through South Africa.Airlines flying to Gaborone: South African, Namibian Airlines, Air Botswana.

Electricity:
230V AC 50Hz Round three-pin plugs are used.

International Telephone Dialing
Int. Code + 267.

 

Conference Venue
The conference took at the Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino.

 
Languages

All presentations and discussions were held in English and French, with simultaneous translation available throughout. 

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