The first thing to you must check when applying for a Botswana Visa is if your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of your scheduled departure.
Secondly, check the website below whether or not you actually need a Visa to enter Botswana.
Check the Botswana Embassy website for the following information...
If your country does not appear on the website for some odd reason then it is advisable that you double check with any Botswana Embassy or Consulate in your country....whether or not you will need a Visa .
Last but not least you are going to need the following...
If you plan on staying for more than 3 months, then you need to apply for permission before you visit. Inquire about this from any Botswana Embassy or Consulate in your country.
The following countries have diplomatic representation in Botswana...
To keep up to date with the above, visit Embassy Worlwide. You can also use the website to find out whether Botswana has diplomatic representations in your country.
If Botswana is not represented in your country ,you can obtain your visa (or Botswana Visa Information) from the British High Commission.
There are some personal goods that are duty free when declared on arrival. These include...
Remember that all goods acquired outside Botswana must be declared when you arrive.
Click here for a comprehensive guide (from the government website)....on customs and other entry requirements.
New South African Immigration Regulation(please read if you are traveling with minors)
From 1stJune, 2015 all travelers under the age of 18 will be required to travel with an Unabridged Birth Certificate.
Since you're most likely going to pass through South African borders to get to Botswana...its means that if you're traveling with minors (even if both parents are there)...you'll have to make sure that they have their unabridged birth certificate with them.
If you're a guardian, you will required to provide an affidavit from the child's parents proving that you have permission to travel with the child.
For more information on this...check out the website links below...
Notice: Since the above information may change overtime, you
should always consult with a BOTSWANA EMBASSY or CONSULATE for more
details on Botswana Visa Information and for visa application