Shipping to Botswana
You can ship to Botswana with ease as long as you are prepared to follow their Customs department's guidelines.
Customs in Botswana
When shipping to Botswana, you will want to keep in mind that all shipments are subject to search by their Customs department upon arrival. They will be checking to make sure your contents comply with their current list of items allowed into the country as well as that all the paperwork is in order. On one of the form, typically the Bill of Lading, you will be required to assess a monetary value to your shipment. If this is above a certain value (currently set at $100 in Botswana), then you will assessed a duty on that shipment. This duty, or fee, must be paid before it is released from the Customs department and sent out for final delivery. Technically the sender is responsible for paying this duty in Botswana but they will allow the recipient to pay the duty if applicable.
Who ships to Botswana?
Asha Freight, Simba Shipping and Russells Freight all offer freight shipping to Botswana, as does Amiri Cargo. Anon Shipping and Voovit ship vehicles there, among other things, but you may want to look at FedEx or UPS for smaller shipments such as parcels, as you may get better pricing with these companies who tailor their business to that type of shipping.
Shipping limitations to Botswana
There is a list of over three dozen items that you are prohibited from shipping to Botswana, although that list does get updated from time to time so you should check before sending. This list currently includes playing cards, jewelry, precious stones, credit cards, airline tickets, acids, perfumes, furs and furniture. There are more items that you can ship there, such as live plants, but to do so, will be required to obtain additional paperwork getting permission.