Where to stay in Botswana


Botswana's main urban centres - Gaborone, Francistown, Kasane and Maun - all have a number of hotels and motels which generally maintain a reasonable standard. The top-end hotels offer air conditioning, swimming pools and entertainment such as film screenings, live music and dance shows; there are also budget places with fairly basic amenities. Botswana Tourism Department (see Contact Addresses) lists accommodation options online.

Grading: Botswana operates a standard 5-star rating system for all hotels, lodges and camps.


There are campsites at the main national parks and game reserves. Grass fires should not be started, and all litter should be removed. The presence of dangerous animals makes it advisable to exercise extreme care. Visitors are not permitted to leave their vehicles in a national park or game reserve unless in a designated area.

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