Holidays and public holidays

Public holidays and vacations in Botswana

When are public holidays in Botswana?

    2020 2021
New Year's Day Jour de l'an January 1st  Friday, January 1st 
Labour Day  Fête du travail  Mai 1st  Saturday, Mai 1st 
Day of Sir Seretse Khama Fête de Sir Seretse Khama July 1st  Thurday, July 1st 
President's Day  Fête du Président  July, 15th and 16th  Thursday, July 15th and 16th 
Easter Saturday and Sunday Samedi et Dimanche de Pâques April 12th and 13th  April 3th and 4th 
National Day  Fête nationale  October 1st  Friday, October 1st 
Boxing Day  Lendemain de Noël  December 26th  Sunday, December 26th
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General Info


Extraordinary country with many campsites and a developed road network.


Avoid driving at night and always spend the night in established campsites.


It is important to reserve your campsite in advance during peak seasons.


For 5 - 6 passengers we recommend booking long in advance.


For certain park and nature reserve roads (except Kruger) a 4x4 vehicle is recommended.