Safety and Security in Botswana Expatriates living in Botswana enjoy a low crime rate in comparison to other African and even some Western countries. There is some theft and petty crime, however, and expats should exercise a normal amount of caution when going about their daily lives.
Is Botswana a safe place to live?
Botswana is one of the safest countries in Africa and travelers might only encounter petty crime. Most tourism in Botswana is centered around Gaborone, Francistown and the tourist capital, Maun. The good news is Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta, doesnt experience high levels of crime.
Is Botswana a good country to live?
Botswana can be an incredibly affordable place to live, especially if expats manage their finances well. Gaborone ranks low on Mercers Cost of Living Survey, and is more affordable than most of the 200 other listed cities. Its favourable exchange rate also attracts people from the US, the UK and Europe.