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Is Botswana Safe to visit...

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Is Botswana Safe to visit...

Sorry to ask such a question. thinking of visiting in March and know little about the country. Will likely fly into one of the major cities and self drive safari. All thoughts apreciated.

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11. Re: Is Botswana Safe to visit...

Yes - it's a very safe country and the people are very friendly and helpful.

However, the roads and tracks in many of the National Parks can be a bit challenging (soft sand etc) if you don't have experience in off-road driving.

Namibia, SA or Zambia might be better options for your first self-drive safari.

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12. Re: Is Botswana Safe to visit...

We really loved our trip to Botswana some time ago, so that we are now planning to return with daughter, son in law and grandson. I'd second the advice about the roads, though, if you're from the UK and not familiar with driving in challenging conditions, make sure you have a 4 x 4, and make sure you know how to use it, and have sufficient water (and fuel!). Don't forget that this is Africa, and you can't just call the AA! If you can, try to get to Vic Falls - an experience not to be missed - and you'll get a tiny taste of Zimbabwe.

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13. Re: Is Botswana Safe to visit...

do you feel it's really necessary to take malaria pills before we go this September, 2010? I was there in 1997 and never saw a mesquieto.

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14. Re: Is Botswana Safe to visit...

YES - where ever there is a slighest risk of malaria, take the tablets : all of them. It may not be the mosi the you see or hear that gives you the disease !

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