Are you going on holiday in Botswana? Please read our travel advice to learn how to best prepare for your trip. We recommend vaccinations for Botswana, even though in most cases these are not mandatory. Which specific vaccinations you require, is dependent on the duration of your holiday and the places you plan to visit in this stunningly beautiful country.
Botswana, which lies in Southern Africa, neighbours South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and other countries. The natural scenery of Botswana is dominated by deserts and semi-deserts – of which the vast Kalahari Desert is undoubtedly the most famous. In winter, Botswana is fairly hot and dry, whereas in summer temperatures are tropical and chances of rainfall increase. The Kalahari Desert is one of the main attractions of the country. This mineral-rich desert consists largely of red sand and counts no less than eight wildlife parks with a variety of wildlife, including lions. If you prefer less arid places, you can travel to the Okavango Delta, a wetland environment that attracts many lions, elephants and hippos. Other highlights include the Victoria Falls in the north and the sand dunes in Kgalagardi Transfrontier Park.
Whatever way you spend your holiday, always be aware of the risk of catching (tropical) diseases, and protect yourself against the strong sun and mosquitoes. Malaria occurs in Botswana. Our KLM Health Services experts gladly tell you what vaccinations you require for your trip to Botswana and happily provide advice on what else you can do to reduce health risks during your stay. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.
Botswana vaccinations: the most common risks
In Botswana, various (tropical) diseases occur to which you are likely not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks and diseases in Botswana and read which specific vaccinations you require.