Is Botswana safe?

Gabarone is the heart of Botswana's business district

Botswana is considered one of the safest countries in Africa to travel in; in fact, tourism is welcomed and valued by the local people in general, as it brings opportunities and income. There is no reason for tourists to feel unsafe anywhere in Botswana in terms of crime, as there have been very few reported incidents of petty theft, or other opportunistic crimes, especially against tourists. Having said that, it is always a good idea for travellers to be aware of where their valuable items are stored while travelling and not to neglect common sense when it comes to safeguarding one’s possessions. The most likely place an incident would take place would be near a town and not out in the national parks, so the places to remain vigilant would be at petrol stations, or parking lots where opportunists might linger.


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