Botswana is considered one of the safest travel destinations in Africa but one should still take precaution. One should take these precautions when traveling to Botswana:
Malaria is a huge risk factor in Botswana and one should seek medical advice on precautionary medication to take. To reduce mosquito bites, one should bring long sleeves and long pants for evenings and to use mosquito repellent on any bare skin.
Don’t Drink the Tap Water
Do not drink tap water unless it has been boiled, filtered, or is bottled.
Practice Safe Food Precautions
Do not eat vegetables unless they have been peeled or cooked.
Avoid Street Food Vendors
Avoid food cooked by street vendors to reduce the risk of food-borne illness and traveler’s diarrhea.
Avoid Swimming in Fresh Water
Avoid swimming in bodies of fresh water. Schistosomiasis, which is a disease caused by parasitic worms, is known to occur in bodies of fresh water in Africa.