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Holidays in Botswana

Understanding Botswana

History

Climate

Public Holidays

The public holidays in Botswana are:

  • January 1 New Years' Day
  • Easter weekend"Good Friday", "Easter Saturday", "Easter Sunday" and "Easter Monday": a four day long weekend in March or April set according to the Western Christian dates
  • May 1Workers Day
  • July 1 Sir Seretse Khama Day
  • Mid JulyPresident's Day
  • September 30 Botswana Day
  • December 25 Christmas Day
  • December 26Day of Goodwill

Talking in Botswana

The official languages of Botswana are English and Setswana

The language of business in Botswana is English and most people in urban areas speak it, although in the more rural areas many people do not speak English, particularly the older generations The primary indigenous tongue is Setswana, and is the first language of the overwhelming majority of the population It is not difficult to learn basic greetings and such, and using these in conversation will make people very happy

Setswana- Hello – Dumela Dumela Rra- pronounced borra- when addressing men, Dumela Mma- pronounced bomma- when addressing women

What to see in Botswana

Okavango Delta

Buying stuff in Botswana

Botswana's currency is the Pula; 100 Thebe = 1 Pula In Setswana, pula means "rain" and thebe means "shield" Rough conversions are 7:1 USD 95:1 EUR, 11:1 GBP and 1:1 South African Rand April 2010

Food and eating in Botswana

Drinking in Botswana

Accommodation in Botswana

Most of the accommodation establishments in Botswana are located near the larger towns and cities, but there are also many secluded game lodges tucked away in the wilderness areas

Working in Botswana

With one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe in some areas up to 40%, official rate 17%, it will be unlikely you will find legitimate employment in the country unless you are working for a multi-national organisation

Cities in Botswana

boatlaname  bobonong  bokaa  bokspits  bonwapitse  dekar  dutlwe  francistown  gabane  gaborone  ghanzi  gweta  hukuntsi  kachikau  kalakamati  kalamare  kang  kanye  kasane  khakhea  khudumelapye  kobojango  kopong  lehututu  lephepe  letlhakane  letlhakeng  lobatse  machaneng  mahalapye  makalamabedi  makaleng  manyana  masunga  mathathane  maunatlala  maun  mmathubudukwane  mochudi  mogapi  mogapinyana  mogoditshane  moiyabana  mokobeng  molepolole  mookane  mopipi  mosetse  moshupa  nata  nkoyaphiri  nokaneng  orapa  otse  palapye  pandamatenga  pilane  pilikwe  ramotswa  ratholo  sebina  sefophe  sehithwa  sekoma  serowe  shakawe  tamasane  thamaga  tobane  tonota  tsabong  tshane  tsienyane  werda  

What do you think about Botswana?

How expensive is Botswana?
(1 BWP = 0.1 USD)
Meal in inexpensive restaurant41.35 BWP
3-course meal in restaurant (for 2)352.12 BWP
McDonalds meal47 BWP
Local beer (0.5 draft)26.47 BWP
Foreign beer (0.33 bottle) 21.6 BWP
Cappuccino25.31 BWP
Pepsi/Coke (0.33 bottle)8.49 BWP
Water (0.33 bottle)9.17 BWP
Milk (1l)10.65 BWP
Fresh bread (500g)6.69 BWP
White Rice (1kg)20.19 BWP
Eggs (12) 19.93 BWP
Local Cheese (1kg) 53.39 BWP
Chicken Breast (1kg) 39.91 BWP
Apples (1kg) 19.8 BWP
Oranges (1kg) 18.43 BWP
Tomato (1kg) 20.18 BWP
Potato (1kg) 21.81 BWP
Lettuce (1 head) 13.27 BWP
Water (1.5l)14.13 BWP
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 51.75 BWP
Domestic Beer (0.5 bottle)14.21 BWP
Foreign beer (0.33 bottle) 8.64 BWP
Cigarettes34.2 BWP
One way local bus ticket4.5 BWP
Monthly pass for bus176.8 BWP
Taxi start33.15 BWP
Taxi 1km18.42 BWP
Taxi 1hour waiting33.09 BWP
Gasoline (1 liter) 10.6 BWP
Utilities for a "normal" apartment532.12 BWP
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