Botswana, which lies in Southern Africa, neighbours South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and other countries. The natural scenery of Botswana is dominated by deserts and semi-deserts – of which the vast Kalahari Desert is undoubtedly the most famous. In winter, Botswana is fairly hot and dry, whereas in summer temperatures are tropical and chances of rainfall increase. Whatever way you spend your holiday, always be aware of the risk of catching (tropical) diseases and protect yourself against the strong sun and mosquitoes. Malaria occurs in Botswana. We’ll gladly tell you what vaccinations you require for your trip to Botswana and happily provide advice on what else you can do to reduce health risks during your stay. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.
Botswana vaccinations: the most common risks
You may encounter diseases in Botswana against which you are normally not immune. The right vaccinations can protect you against these diseases. Check out the main health risks in this country below, so you know immediately which specific vaccinations Botswana requires. Also read our tips for travelling. This way you can best protect yourself against health risks from water, food, sun and insects.
In this country Yellow Fever is not prevalent. However, when you’re traveling FROM a Yellow fever area vaccination can be COMPULSORY. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.
Recommended vaccinations and risks
In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended for all travelers to this country.
Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.
In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.
There is an increased risk of measles in this country. A MMR (Mumps Measles Rubella) vaccination is recommended for anyone who has not been vaccinated against measles or has experienced the disease.
In the Netherlands, most children now receive a vaccination against BMR. We therefore recommend a vaccination for some travellers. This advice depends on age, past vaccinations and diseases experienced.
Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.
In this country Schistosomiasis is prevalent. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.
Vaccination against tuberculosis depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.
In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.