Botswana

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Jonathan Brown

"As an expat in Gaborone & beyond, I learned to love Botsuana's treasures and would like to share my love for my second home with you. "

Melanie Rasbery

"Gaborone's a comparatively small African metropolis, but I still needed help from expats and locals to relocate and settle in. "

Working and living in Botswana with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in Botswana? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Gaborone, Maun or some other international Botswanan city?

The expat relocation to Botswana is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as the Limpopo River Basin, getting to know how Botswanan folks celebrate Botswana Day, or acquiring a taste for Botswana’s popular dishes like seswaai…

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Botswana. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in Denmark to living in Germany.

Top Articles in the Botswana Expat Guide

  • Moving to Botswana

    Botswana is a spot of pristine natural beauty, almost unique in our overpopulated world. As such, moving to Botswana can mean on the one hand getting in touch to the wild flora and fauna, on the other experiencing the city life of the capital. Our guide introduces you to the land and its people, visa regulations, and more.
  • Living in Botswana

    Since its independence, Botswana is considered one of the most stable democracies in Africa. With one of the fastest growing economies in the world, Botswana holds plenty of opportunities for expatriates hoping to start a new life in Botswana. Learn more about local education, transportation, and more in our guide.
  • Working in Botswana

    Botswana is nowadays one the fastest growing economies in Africa, slowly becoming a middle-income country. While divers industries and leading sectors offer various opportunities for working in Botswana, don't forget to read up on work permits and taxation, too!

Reliable Information about living and working in Botswana

Relocating to and living in Botswana necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of Botswanan expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in Botswana: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to Botswanan income tax law?ʺ, ʺWhat are the major health risks of staying in Botswana?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Gaborone?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a Botswanan residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in Botswana is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for Botswana is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in Botswana. Various topics are covered in our Botswana Expat Guide from sports and leisure, to local infrastructure or travel and accommodation, up to education & children. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺHow do I greet strangers in the street -- polite and aloof, or warm and smiling?ʺ will no more remain open.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Botswana? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as working in Japan or working in New Zealand!

From serviced apartments to real-estate agents –
Advice on living and working in Botswana

In addition, our expat listings for Botswana include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like serviced apartments or real-estate agents. By becoming part of our community, you can also participate in the InterNations Forum and discuss with other internationals about your expatriate experience living abroad in Botswana. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm Dumela among our InterNations members living and working in Botswana.

Jonathan Brown

"As an expat in Gaborone & beyond, I learned to love Botsuana's treasures and would like to share my love for my second home with you. "

Melanie Rasbery

"Gaborone's a comparatively small African metropolis, but I still needed help from expats and locals to relocate and settle in. "

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