Number of international tourist arrivals reached 1.57 mil in 2016 in Botswana, according to Eurostat. This is 3.01 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, number of international tourist arrivals in Botswana reached an all time high of 2.10 mil in 2008 and an all time low of 0.512 mil in 1996. When compared to Botswana's main peers, number of international tourist arrivals in Namibia amounted to 1.47 mil, 10.0 mil in South Africa, 0.956 mil in Zambia and 2.17 mil in Zimbabwe in 2016.
Botswana has been ranked 95th within the group of 158 countries we follow in terms of number of international tourist arrivals, 16 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
The number of international tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited.