If you’ve ever wanted to go on a perfect safari, Botswana is the place to visit. It’s a trip unlike any other…; However, there’s one or two things to know about Botswana before you head out.
1. Don’t Talk on a Cell Phone While Walking
There are some small time criminals who will walk up to someone talking on their cell phone and snatch it out of their hand and then take off. It’s best to keep your phone in your pocket.
2. Don’t Try to Resist a Carjacking
Carjackings have been known to happen mostly in urban areas. If it does, remember that you’re in a rental and don’t resist. Just let them take the car and your stuff. It’s just stuff.
3. Don’t Pack Expensive Luggage
At some of the major airports in South Africa, Johannesburg and Cape Town International Airports, there’s an epidemic of baggage theft. It’s best to ensure that your most expensive possessions stay on you when you’re traveling. Don’t check anything that might draw a greedy person’s attention.
4. Don’t Make Yourself a Target
You can avoid crime in Botswana by simply leaving your jewelry at home. Don’t flash an expensive camera or smartphone anywhere that it’s not necessary. Just make sure you’re being discreet and you won’t have a problem.
5. Don’t Play Fast and Loose With the Law
Punishments here tend to be more severe than in America and you never want to spend time at a US Embassy in any country. So, check the rules and then stick to them.
6. Don’t Get Worried About Street Crime
Unlike a lot of other countries in Africa, Botswana is relatively free of street crime, even in the larger cities. However, caution is advised in the Gaborone Dam area and in the Kgale Hill section of the country’s capital, Gaborone.
What country do you want to know what not to do in next?