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Botswana Botswana electrical outlets : do I need a travel adapter?

You're going to travel to Botswana and you don't know if your electric devices (your computer, mobile phone, battery charger...) will be able to work there?

To know if you need a travel plug adapter to go to Botswana, you have to consider 3 things : the shape of the plugs, the voltage and the frequency of the current delivered by electrical outlets in Botswana.

Electrical outlets (sockets) and plugs used in Botswana

Here are the shape of the sockets in Botswana, and the the types of plugs used in Botswana :

electrical outlet socket type D in Botswana
type D
electrical outlet socket type G in Botswana
type G
electrical outlet socket type M in Botswana
type M

plug type d  plug type g  plug type m  

Plug adapter for Botswana

If none of your usual plug is compatible, you should buy a travel adapter to be able to plug your electric devices in Botswana (please visit our selection on Amazon for more details).

best travel adapters for botswana

Prepare your travel to enjoy your stay in Botswana

What is the type of electrical outlets and current in Botswana?

The type of electrical outlets in Botswana is Type D and Type G.

Type D outlets have three round pins in a triangular pattern. They are commonly used for appliances with lower power consumption.

Type G outlets have three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. They are used for appliances with higher power consumption.

The standard voltage in Botswana is 230V and the standard frequency is 50Hz.

How can I charge the battery of my phone or computer in Botswana?

Charging your phone or computer in Botswana is quite simple. Botswana uses Type D and Type G electrical outlets.

If your charger has a Type D plug with three round pins, it will fit into the Type D socket found in Botswana. This socket is similar to the Indian plug. However, if your charger has a different plug type, you will need a travel adapter. Make sure to purchase a universal adapter that supports Type D and Type G plugs.

If your charger has a Type G plug with three rectangular pins, it will fit directly into the Type G socket found in Botswana. This socket is the same as the one used in the United Kingdom.

Once you have the correct plug or adapter for your charger, you can simply plug it into the electrical outlet in Botswana. Ensure that your charger is compatible with the voltage used in Botswana, which is typically 230 volts at 50 Hz.

For safety reasons, it's advisable to use surge protectors or voltage converters to safeguard your electronic devices from power variations or fluctuations that may occur.

Now you are all set to charge your phone or computer in Botswana!

Which power adapter should I buy for Botswana?

When traveling to Botswana, it is important to ensure that you have the correct power adapter to charge your electronic devices. Botswana uses the Type M power outlet, which has three round pins arranged in a triangular pattern.

To use your devices in Botswana, you will need to purchase a power adapter that is compatible with Type M outlets. This adapter should have three round pins that match the socket configuration in Botswana.

It is recommended to buy a universal power adapter that supports multiple plug types, including Type M. This way, you can use the same adapter in other countries as well. Make sure that the power adapter is capable of handling the voltage in Botswana, which is 230V.

Before purchasing a power adapter, check the power requirements of your devices to ensure that they are compatible with Botswana's voltage. Some devices, such as laptops and smartphones, have built-in voltage converters and can handle a wide range of voltages. However, certain appliances like hairdryers or curling irons may require a voltage converter in addition to the power adapter.

It is always a good idea to double-check the power adapter specifications and compatibility before making a purchase to ensure that you have the right one for your trip to Botswana. Safe travels!

What are the 20 largest cities in Botswana?

As of 2021, the 20 largest cities in Botswana are:

  1. Gaborone
  2. Francistown
  3. Molepolole
  4. Kanye
  5. Mahalapye
  6. Serowe
  7. Mogoditshane
  8. Mochudi
  9. Maun
  10. Letlhakane
  11. Ramotswa
  12. Thamaga
  13. Mogoditshane
  14. Moporotlhe
  15. Orapa
  16. Tonota
  17. Bobonong
  18. Selebi-Phikwe
  19. Mmopane
  20. Lobatse

Please note that this list is subject to change as urban populations evolve.