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Botswana
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Information

Capital

Gaborone

Language(s)

English 2% (official), Setswana 78%, Kalanga 8%, Sekgalagadi 3%, other (2001)

Ethnic Groups

Tswana (or Setswana) 79%, Kalanga 11%, Basarwa 3%, other (including Kgalagadi and white) 7%

Currency

Pula

National flag
Flag of Botswana

Botswana (official name: the Republic of Botswana) is a landlocked country of in Southern Africa. The country derives its name from the Tswana, the largest ethnic group. Once a part of the British Empire until it gained its independence in September 1966, it was then known as the British protectorate of Bechuanaland. Countries bordering Botswana are South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe. to the northeast. Botswana has an area of 581,730 km² and its population is 1,765,000. Its economy is closely tied with the economy of South Africa, and main economic activities are mining, especially mining of diamonds, rearing of cattle, and tourism.


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Hotels and lodging

Sitatunga Camp-Maun Botswana.

Sitatunga Camp offers affordable accommodation and camping in a beautiful setting. there is a friendly bar and restaurant for guests. A swimming pool and a croc farm to visit. they offer a number of activities from mobile and mokoro safaris to day trips and scenic flights. contact www.deltarain.com

Attractions

Nic and John Poling

the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reseve and much more!

Travel the unique waterways fof the Okavango or experience some of Africas finest game viewing opportunities. Botswana abounds in unparalleled experiences. Botswana safaris are the most memorable experience, but you can easily combine this with a beach trip to another country or simply a stay in a luxurious lodge.

Delta Rain Safaris offer mobile or mokoro safaris throughout Botswana and beyond.

Shopping

Maps and transportation

Getting to Botswana

Exploring Botswana

Practical information and resources

  • Currency: Pula (BWP)
  • Time zone: CAT (UTC+2)
  • Official language(s): English & Tswana

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