Search & Rescue Services

Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana > Search & Rescue Services


This involves Planning, coordination and directing search and rescue services with all partner agencies for aircraft in distress within the Botswana SAR region.

The objective of Search and Rescue services shall be to contribute towards the safety, regulatory and efficiency of Air Navigation. The search and recue service provider of the Gaborone FIR shall determine the type and degree of search and rescue in accordance with standards and recommended practices.

Search and Rescue Centers

  • Gaborone Search and Rescue Center is readily available all the time as the Parent RCC.
  • There are three SAR sub centers within the Region namely Francistown, Maun and Kasane.

Any person in Botswana, having reason to believe that a civil aircraft is experiencing an emergency, shall immediately give all available, relevant information to the following telephone numbers

Rescue Coordination Centre

Sir Seretse Khama Airport

Rescue Coordination  Centre:      +267 3914403
Area Control Centre 24 hours:    +267 3959440
Principal Air Traffic Control Officer: +267 3914404
Airport Manager                                +267 3914401
Officer in charge Airport police       +267 3909935

Rescue Sub Centres

Maun International Airport

Principal Air Traffic Controller           +267 6860487
Senior Air Traffic Control Officer       +267 6861541
Airport Manager                                   +267 6860238
Officer Commanding Police                 +267 6860223

Francistown International Airport

Rescue sub centre                        +267 2450712
Principal Air Traffic Controller   +267 2450619
Air traffic  Control Tower-         +267 2413692
Airport Manager-                        +267 2450600

Kasane International Airport

Principal  Air Traffic Controller    +267 6255025
Air traffic control Tower                +267 6255050/51
Airport Manager                             +267 6255001