Dumela, o amogetswe and a very warm welcome to our expat community in Botswana! The global InterNations platform is here to guide you through all the potential obstacles of moving to a foreign land, with as little hassle as possible. There are no doubt many questions running through your mind, such as, “which is the best area to live in?” or “how does the healthcare system work in Botswana?” Our experienced community of expats who are already living in Botswana can answer these questions and more. A fascinating culture in all its contrasting facets, from traditional villages populated with mud huts to the steadily growing cities that lure the younger generation, Botswana will expose the open-minded expat to a whole new way of life.
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Attend our monthly events and activities for Botswana expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Botswana expat forums.
Botswana is a beautiful and diverse country — in a matter of hours you can travel from the bustling cityscape of Francistown, to the wild landscape of Maun and the Okavango Delta. This sprawling, flat country counts a population of only two million and since independence in the '60s, has turned itself into one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. This, added to its political stability, makes it a great place to call home. The most profitable industries in Botswana are mining (diamonds, copper, and gold are all plentiful) and high-end tourism (especially wildlife safari tours). Native English speakers will certainly find work teaching English, or if you’re medically trained, there is much work to be done in the area of HIV/AIDS prevention. Ten percent of the population, and many expats, live in the capital city Gaborone, though others are scattered across the country, as work requires.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in United Arab Emirates or Thailand, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
InterNations carefully approves each member to make sure our network remains a safe and welcoming place for global minds from around the globe to connect and get to know each other. Our monitored forums are a great way for you to ask all the questions you may have, from how to obtain a work permit, to the best restaurant in town. You may want to join one of Gaborone’s groups, whether the City Trotters, for live music, culture and art or the Fitness, Wellness and Sport Group, to keep yourself in shape with like-minded friends. Check out the groups page to see other interest groups you might like. Connecting with people is one of the best ways to settle into your new home and InterNations also organizes larger events for the whole expat community — do get involved, there's a world of fascinating new friends waiting to meet you!