Although located on the Tropic of Capricorn, Botswana has large thermal variations along with very extreme climates. The days are usually mild and very sunny, but at night the temperature down considerably and may even freeze in winter. Between May and August rainfall is low, so there is a high chance of seeing animals, as they tend to gather around water sources. In the Kalahari, the thermometer can descend at dusk beyond 0 ° C in June and July; in areas with more humidity it can frost. Usually it is a dry country, but from November to March plentiful summer rains and sometimes dirt roads are impassable its the wettest and hottest time. The best time to visit Botswana is from April to October.
Citizens of the European Union do not need visa to enter Botswana. However recommend to visitors informed in this regard before starting the journey. Bring your passport valid for six months from the date of departure from Botswana.
The official language of Botswana is English. Setswana (majority), Bantu and Khoisan are also spoken. The indigenous group of hunters and gatherers, using joisanas languages.
Hours respect to Spain is +1 in winter and in summer -1. Without forgetting that being Botswana south meridian Ecuador, stations are the inverse of Spain.
Botswana has a semiarid, dry and hot weather during most of the year. However, during the summer months the country experiences a rainy season characterized by unpredictable rainfall.
The official currency is the Botswana Pula (BWP), means, and “rain” in Setswana. The US dollar and the Euro are currency easy to change they are accepted in banks, exchange houses and authorized hotels. The Most hotels, restaurants, shops and companies Country Safari accept credit cards.
Regarding tips in a major parte of establishments, service is included a rule. If you want to give a tip for good service, about 10 % of the total is a fair amount.
In Botswana you drive on the left side of the road. The national speed limit set on tar roads is 120 km / h on average and 60 km / h in cities and towns. Always take extra care to animals on the roads. Always take extra care to animals on the roads. It is advised not to drive at night or exceed the maximum speeds.
They are public and private hospitals in major cities. Private hospitals are the best choice for travellers, comparable to the Europeans well equipped; they will probably give you a good treatment. The services are not cheap, so it is little more than mandatory to have a travel insurance that covers health costs. Stomach problems caused by food are rare. The water should be drinked bottled. With regard to vaccinations, consult an international vaccination centre. As a preventive measure, any serious traveller, used to being vaccinated for tetanus, hepatitis A and hepatitis B.
There is a high risk of malaria in the northern part of the country in Kasane, Zambezi River, and Okavango, in the districts of Boteti, Chobe, Ngamiland and Tutume, moderate in the rest of the northern half. No risk or very low in the southern half of the country. It has to be aware that no medication against malaria is fully effective and that the only sure protection is to prevent mosquitoes from biting you. The mosquitoes that transmit malaria are active between dusk and dawn, so it has to avoid being outdoors during these hours or at least with be well covered. It is advisable to sleep under a mosquito net whenever possible and apply mosquito repellent on body parts not covered.
Botswana is a safe country to visit, always take normal precautions to be taken elsewhere. We recommend locking the vehicle with key, close the bedroom door locked whether or not we in it, avoid the streets uncrowned at night and not leave valuables or the vehicle or in the hotel room if we will not be in it.
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