Travel Information


 Self DrivingCamping


Embarking on a camping trip in Botswana requires a good deal of planning and preparation. You will be going to remote areas, accessible only by four-wheel drive, where water, petrol or food may not be available.


 Time To Visit


Botswana is an all-year round destination. The two distinctive seasons give varied all round terrific experiences.


 Going Green


Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) promotes best practice management systems across all tourism industry sectors to facilitate environmentally sustainable tourism development.

Why invest in Bostwana?


Botswana has over the years consistently ranked highly on economic and development indicators compiled by internationally recognized rating agencies such as a Business report. Transparency International. Ease of Doing Business Report (World Bank)

Strategically located at the heart of Southern Africa, Botswana offers excellent opportunities for investment. Botswana has managed to maintain a stable and growing economy since its independence in 1966. According to the United Nations, “Botswana’s greatest assets are peace, law & order, disciplined fiscal and monetary policies, and capable public institutions.”

Botswana has over the years consistently ranked highly on economic and development indicators compiled by internationally recognized rating agencies such as:

  • Business report
  • Transparency International
  • Ease of Doing Business Report (World Bank)
  • Heritage Foundation
  • Moody’s
  • Standard & Poors
  • The Global Competitiveness Report (World Economic Forum)Global Rating Agencies
  • The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Information Technology Report (GITR)
  • Corruption Perception Index

In her effort to attract Foreign Direct Investment, Botswana offers the following investment incentives:

  • The low tax regime in the region:
    • 15% for manufacturing, financial services companies, and companies registered in the innovation hub;
    • 22% corporate tax for others;
    • Low personal income tax of up to 25%;
    • 12% Value Added Tax
    • Possible tax holidays for 5-10 years
    • Free repatriation of profits
    • Customs Duty Draw Back Facility, Free importation of raw materials, machinery, and equipment;
  • Great market access opportunities:
    • Duty-Free Quota Free Market Access to more than 50 million consumers in Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, and Eswatini;
    • Preferential market access to more than 345 million consumers in the SADC region;
    • Duty-Free Quota Free Market Access to the USA;
    • Duty-Free Quota Free Market Access to the European Union;
    • Double taxation agreements in place with South Africa, United Kingdom, Sweden, Mauritius, India, and Russia;
  • Botswana has a record of harmonious industrial relations, which aim to protect the interests of both workers and employers;
  • Botswana offers a thriving domestic financial sector, which includes banks, insurance companies, and a growing stock market. Botswana has acceded to international conventions and is strictly observing internationally accepted guidelines on combating money laundering and financial crime.

Areas of Investments

  • Botswana New Smart & Leisure City
  • High-end Tourism projects
  • Infrastructure – Airport / Road Developments
  • Health Protection
  • Education & Training
  • Hotels / Accommodation / Hotel Apart
  • Golf Resorts
  • Business Tourism, MICE and Convention Centres
  • Tourist Attractions & Leisure Parks
  • Eco Tourism / Eco lodges (wilderness)
  • African Museum and Heritage
  • Landmark Lifestyle
  • Events & Entertainment
  • Dams
  • Sports and Adventure Tourism (Desert Sport)
  • Gastronomic Tourism
  • Historic and Cultural Tourism

Who Should Attend the Conference?

The 2nd Global Tourism Resilience Day Conference is a pivotal event aimed at shaping the future of the tourism industry towards greater resilience, adaptability, and sustainability. Given the critical importance of tourism as a global industry and its interconnectedness with various sectors, this conference is designed to be a multi-disciplinary and inclusive platform. As such, a diverse range of participants is encouraged to attend, including:

  • Tourism Professionals: Tourism practitioners, industry leaders, and professionals working in various segments of the tourism value chain, such as hospitality, travel agencies, tour operators, and destination management.
  • Policy Makers and Government Officials: Representatives from national and local governments, ministries of tourism, and regulatory authorities responsible for shaping tourism policies and regulations.
  • Academics and Researchers: Scholars, researchers, and academics specializing in tourism, resilience studies, crisis management, sustainability, and related fields are invited to contribute their expertise.
  • Technology Enthusiasts: Professionals and innovators from the technology sector interested in the intersection of digital disruption and tourism resilience.
  • Climate and Environmental Experts: Specialists in climate change, environmental conservation, and sustainable tourism practices to discuss strategies for climate resilience in the industry.
  • Cultural Preservation Advocates: Individuals and organizations passionate about preserving cultural heritage within the tourism context while embracing globalization.
  • Health and Safety Experts: Experts in health and safety protocols and pandemic response who can share insights on how to enhance tourism resilience in the face of health-related crises.
  • Infrastructure Developers and Planners: Professionals engaged in tourism infrastructure development, urban planning, and future-proofing physical spaces to withstand disruptions.
  • Consumer Behavior Analysts: Researchers and analysts focused on understanding and predicting the evolving expectations and behaviors of 21st-century travelers.
  • Community Engagement Advocates: Stakeholders committed to ensuring that tourism benefits all, including local communities, through sustainable and responsible practices.
  • Education and Training Providers: Educators and trainers involved in preparing the next generation of tourism professionals with skills in resilience and crisis management.
  • Supply Chain Managers: Experts responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of tourism supply chains and experiences.
  • Destination Marketing Professionals: Marketers and branding experts tasked with promoting resilient tourism destinations in dynamic marketplaces.
  • Tech Innovators: Visionaries in the technology sector exploring future technologies that can enhance tourism resilience.
  • Advocates for Inclusive Tourism: Individuals and organizations championing accessible, diverse, and inclusive tourism experiences for all.
  • Global Stakeholders: International organizations, NGOs, and stakeholders invested in the global tourism industry’s resilience, sustainability, and socio-economic impacts.

The diversity of participants at this conference will foster cross-disciplinary dialogue, enabling the exchange of ideas, best practices, and innovative solutions to build a more resilient and sustainable tourism industry. We invite all individuals and organizations with an interest in the future of tourism resilience to join us at this global forum, and collectively work towards a stronger and more resilient tourism ecosystem.