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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.
In our opinion, Botswana, as well as Mokolodi Nature Reserve, are generally safe to visit.
Mokolodi is located on the outskirts of Gaborone. Like most large urban areas, there is crime to watch out for. Please check the ‘Cities & Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ link below for more information.
For up-to-date information about safety in Mokolodi and Botswana in general, please check the travel advisories (see the ‘Safety & Security – Botswana’ link below).
Your travel clinic or local doctor can give you information on which vaccinations are recommended before a visit to Botswana. There are no major health concerns in Botswana, especially for people on safari. Mokolodi lies in a no-risk malaria zone, but if you are visiting other parts of the country, particularly in the north, then we’d recommend you take antimalarials. The malaria risk is highest during the rainy season.