The most important tip I can give you on Botswana  local food, and the only one that will make you elevate from being a tourist to becoming a real traveler immersed in the local culture, is “Stay away from McDonalds“. When visiting Botswana, there is awesome local food to try. Head to the local eateries too, and go where the locals go. For me, the food, wine and and even the water is part of the travel experience.

What to Eat in Botswana

Indigenous Botswana cuisine is similar to the rest of southern Africa and offers little to inspire. Beef is taken seriously and can be of exceptional quality. The braai is a popular

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What to Drink in Botswana

The legal drinking/purchasing age of alcoholic beverages is 18. Throughout Botswana the tap water is safe to drink (this general advise is taken with care, as it varies considerably depending on the area – so make sure you ask locals and travelers alike before drinking it!). Good fruit juice is hard to find (South African 100% juice blends are the norm) although Spar do a range of good juices. The national beer, St Louis, is often derided by foreigners as being worse than domestic US lagers. Most opt for Namibian or South African imports. Bottle stores are widely found in most places, and even regular, slightly bigger supermarkets are allowed to sell booze.

Other local foods, or drinks that you recommend? Please add and comment.