Botswana visa requirements for Angolans

Travel and visa requirements

Botswana Visa is not required for Angolans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Nationals of Angola can travel to Botswana for a duration of 90 days without the need for a visa.
  • Intending Visitors are required to provide a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of entry into Botswana. The passport should have two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • Angolans below the age of 18 hoping to travel to Botswana must show travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • There is no restriction on the amount of local or foreign currencies tourists can import and export from Botswana if declared.
  • A detailed printed itinerary of your time in Botswana and a confirmation of accommodation during the stay, which can be a hotel reservation is needed.
  • The import of military firearms, ammunition and explosives is prohibited. Other firearms however, require a firearm license.
  • Travellers from Angola are required to have a return or onward ticket and evidence of sufficient funds to spend during their stay.
  • Tourists with pets require an Import Permit from the Director of Veterinary Services, Private Bag 0032, Gaborone, Botswana. Also, a veterinary certificate and Health certificate stating that the pet was vaccinated against rabies at least 30 days before travel.
  • Intending visitors can get to Botswana from any international airport in Angola. There are international airports in Luanda and Namibe.
  • South African Airways, Air Botswana, RwandAir and British Airways are some of the carriers that fly from Angola to Botswana.
  • The estimated flight duration from Luanda to Gaborone, Botswana is 5 hours, 35 minutes and from Namibe, it is 19 hours, 15 minutes.
  • The climate in Botswana is semi-arid, although, it is hot and dry for much of the year. There is a rainy season, which runs through the summer months, and it tends to be highly unpredictable and depends on the region.
  • Although Christianity is the most practised religion in Botswana, other religions like Badimo, Islam and Hinduism are also common.
  • The official languages of Botswana are English and Tswana. English, gotten from colonial masters, is used for business and official purposes. Majority of the population speak Tswana, and over 20 other smaller indigenous languages.
  • The official currency in Botswana is Pula. Visitors can exchange their foreign currency at various bank and exchange outlets in the country.
  • Tourists travelling to Botswana are advised to budget about $70 on expenses.
  • Botswana uses the Central African Time (GMT +2). Botswana is an hour ahead of Angola.
  • Common dishes include Seswaa, pap, morogo, goat meat stew, braai meat, etc.
  • Transportation in Botswana can be made possible with motorbikes, buses and taxis.
  • The power and socket plug used in Botswana are of Type M. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Botswana is home to well-known landmarks such as the Okavango Delta, the Kalahari Desert and the Chobe National Park.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is it safe to go to Botswana?

Botswana is considered one of the safest countries in Africa. Violent attacks towards tourists are rare, although petty crimes do exist. 


What is the best currency to take to Botswana?

The official currency used in Botswana is Pula (P), which is made up of 100 Thebe. Botswana banks accept US dollars, pounds sterling, euros and South African rands in cash.


What is the official language used in Botswana?

The official languages of Botswana are English and Tswana. English, gotten from colonial masters, is used for business and official purposes. Majority of the population speak Tswana, and over 20 other smaller indigenous languages.


Is the tap water in Botswana safe to drink?

Generally, the water in Botswana is not safe to drink. Tourists are advised to avoid drinking tap water in Botswana. In urban areas, the water is chlorinated and local people may drink it, however, the best option is to drink bottled water at all times.