Holiday Security Alert in Botswana

Event:  Holidays in Botswana provide increased risk for criminal activity.  There is a heightened risk of armed robbery, assault, and kidnapping.  Travelers to Botswana are perceived to have gifts or large amounts of cash.


Actions to Take:
  • Exercise additional vigilance throughout the holiday season and at holiday events.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Use caution when driving at night and avoid walking after dark.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.
  • Keep a low profile.