car hire in Botswana

Tips for driving your rental car in Botswana

If you're travelling to Botswana, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Botswana is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Gaborone counts 225,656 inhabitants. In Gaborone lives 10,6% of the entire country's population, which counts over 2,130,000 inhabitants. In Botswana the language spoken most widespread is english but people also speak setswana. The time zone in Botswana is GMT+02:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Botswana is D / G and the electric voltage is 230 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adaptor with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Botswana is +267, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Botswana

With a fuel cost in Botswana averaging at 0,91 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Botswana shares its land borders with Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car hire as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 11,132, which ranks Botswana as the 117th country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Botswana there is a left-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Botswana Pula (BWP). Speed limits in town are 60 km/h and on motorways they are 120 km/h. Bear in mind that in Botswana, speaking on the phone while driving is allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Botswana

Botswana boasts two UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Should you visit this country for leisure you can't miss spots like the cultural site of Tsodilo and the natural site of Okavango Delta. When searching a car on GoCarHire.co.uk, make sure to use the filters available on your left-hand side. They can help you find the ideal vehicle for your trip.