Safety & Security – Botswana

Anthony Ham
Expert
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the 'Botswana & Namibia' guide.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Anthony is the author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Botswana is a very safe, politically stable country. If you are traveling on an organized trip and staying at lodges and camps, safety problems are very rare. The same as anywhere in the world, most crime occurs in the cities, and the usual safety precautions (such as locking away your valuables at your accommodation) is advisable. Overall, Botswana is so safe that the greatest danger posed to travelers on safari is its wildlife, but you’ll be perfectly fine when following the safety instructions given by your guide.

For all travel abroad, and in wildlife areas, we do recommend these basic safety precautions:

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