There are plenty of reasons to take a trip to the Republic of Botswana, the beautiful country in Southern Africa that’s home to a diverse array of wildlife and some of the world’s most stunning natural beauty. If you’ve ever wanted to go on a perfect safari, Botswana is the place to visit. Even more, the people of Botswana have developed a vibrant culture complete with world class art and delicious cuisine. It’s a trip unlike any other … provided you do things the right way. Like any foreign country, there’s one or two things to know about Botswana before you head out.
1. Don’t Get Overly Worried
Botswana has its share of troubles, just like any developed nation, but it’s also considered one of the safest nations in Africa. The State Department has no warnings up, and the country itself is curating a real upscale traveler vibe for very good reason: it’s safe, it’s gorgeous, and they have rhinos there.
2. Don’t Play Fast and Loose With the Law
It’s probably a good idea to skim the local laws when you head into Botswana, if only because their punishments tend to be more severe than they are in America and you never want to spend time at a US Embassy in any country. So, skim the rules and then stick to them.