How to call Botswana (country code +267)

Calling to Botswana

  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with ‘7’.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Botswana does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Botswana (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire seven to eight digit phone number for all calls within Botswana. There is no trunk number used when calling within Botswana.

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Botswana’s phone numbers explained

Number details

Botswana’s numbers are seven (landlines) to eight (mobile phones) digits.

The first digit designates whether the phone number is a mobile or landline.

The second and third digits of a landline phone number area an area (geographic) code.

Mobile numbers are represented by area codes starting with 7. The second digit designates the mobile phone carrier.

An example of a Botswanan phone number

The Tlo Tlo Hotel and Conference Center lists its phone number in Gaborone as +267 393 5020.

Number explanation
3935020”5020″
land-line (fixed line) telephone number in Gaboroneremainder of the phone number in Gaborone”remainder
Long distance example – calling from Maun, Botswana (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire seven to eight digit phone number for all calls within Botswana.

3935020
land-line (fixed line) telephone number in Gaboroneremainder of the phone number in Gaborone
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile phone roaming in Botswana)

Dial the entire seven to eight digit phone number for all calls within Botswana.

3935020
land-line (fixed line) telephone number in Gaboroneremainder of the phone number in Gaborone
International example – calling from outside Botswana

To call from outside Botswana, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Botswana’s country code of ‘267’, followed by the local phone number.

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exit code for the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Botswanaland-line (fixed line) telephone number in Gaboroneremainder of the phone number in Gaborone

Calling from Botswana

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from Botswana.

Administrative and regulatory

Sources and more resources