Petrol and diesel

Tips regarding fuel and service stations in Botswana

Fuel and service stations in Botswana

As of May 24th, 2021, the average cost of unleaded petrol/gasoline in Botswana was US$0.902/litre and US$0.898/litre for diesel. The prices are just an average and they can vary drastically depending on the time of year and the region you are in.

Botswana is a vast country and the population density in some of the most beautiful areas is very low. Although the infrastucture is good and there are many service stations equally spread out through the country, they will not be found at every turn. We strongly recommend that when you are travelling long distances you regularly fill up the tank when possible.

Some simple precaution before embarking on an adventure goes a long way!

You can consult them on the Global Petrol Prices  website 

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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.