Arriving in Botswana
Canadians, South Africans and most SADC nationals do not require a visa for Botswana, as part of over 100 countries which do not require visas.
On arrival, going through customs is efficient.
Multiple taxi options exist at the airport to get you to your hotels and the conference venue.
Taxis can be easily identified by their blue number plates and hotels will gladly assist arranging one in advance. Some hotels have shuttles you can book in advance too.
Hotels and Airlines
For advice on hotel and airline discounts via Ethiopian Airlines, kindly contact us when you register.
For more information contact Garreth on +1 647-667-1223 in Canada or Vuyiswa in Botswana on +267 392 2153 or +267 74 181 955
Stay on exploring one of the world’s seven natural wonders
If a short break is on the cards, embrace the privilege of being a guest in beautiful Botswana: http://www.botswanatourism.co.bw/
Contact our official travel partner, Sethunya to book a package
Departing with our official airline partner, Ethiopian Airlines, on Sunday at 3pm from Gaborone gets you back to Toronto by 7.30am on Monday morning; providing a couple of days and nights in one of the world’s natural wonders.
With daily flights from Toronto departing 10am (arriving the following afternoon into all major cities of Sub-Saharan Africa), those seeking some pre-conference activities in business or leisure in the region are well-positioned to do so.
To engageon further business in Botswana, contact us at the Chamber or reach out to the official trade agency, Go Botswana, for any assistance. We will be on-the-ground in the days leading up to the conference.
At 552000 km2, Botswana is a land-locked country at the heart of Southern Africa, bordered by Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa. Its central location in this region makes Botswana the perfect gateway for reaching the whole of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), making it the whole of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), making it the ideal Investment and trade hub.
Botswana "Fast Facts"
|Area||: 582,000 km2|
|Population||: 2 million|
|Form of Government||: Parliamentary
Republic Head of State
: His Excellency, President
|Adult Literacy Rate||: 83%, World Bank|
|Official Language||: English|
|National Language||: Setswana|
|Gross Domestic Product 2016||: USD 15.6 billion|
|Per capita GDP||: US$ 7,018|
|GDP Real Growth Rate for 2016||: 4.3%|
|Inﬂation Average Rate||: 2.8%|
|Currency||: ISO code is BWP,
One Pula = 100 Thebe
|(Current exchange rate||: 1 BWP 0.0986 USD)|
|Weights & Measures||: Metric System|