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Botswana is a landlocked country in southern Africa.

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Botswana Country Information

Countries neighbouring Botswana are: Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

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About Botswana

The Bantu Tswana migrated to the area that is now Botswana, around 1800, and displaced the indigenous San.

English is the official language of Botswana, but many people still speak Setswana; the language of the Tswana people who lend their name to the country.

Often called the Bushmen, by early white settlers, the San people are still hunter gathers in the dry Kalahari Desert.

David Livingstone and Robert Moffat came to the Botswana area in the early 19th century.

Bechuanaland, as the territory was formerly called, came under British protection in 1885, at the request of Tswana chiefs who claimed that Boers were invading their territories from the Transvaal.

The country achieved independence, under the name Botswana,  in 1966.

Although Botswana opposed the former apartheid policies of South Africa, economic necessity forced them to maintain close ties with the neighbouring country.

Diamond mining has helped the country to prosper during the last decade.


The capital of Botswana is characterless Gaborone, and travellers might find themselves here if they are travelling between Zimbabwe and South Africa by rail.

Gaborone houses the national museum and art gallery.

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Avani Gaborone Hotel & Casino:
Chuma Drive, Gaborone, Botswana.

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Botswana Highlights

A trip to Botswana wouldn't be complete without a visit to Botswana's Okavango Delta.

Botswana Highlights:
An edited section of the Bradt Botswana Travel Guide, written by Chris McIntyre.

Botswana Safaris:
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Botswana Travel Tips

Driving at night in Botswana is extremely dangerous due to the high level of domestic animals wandering on the road. Try to avoid night driving wherever possible.

Try to buy meat as close to your destination as possible. Regulations regarding the moving of animal products between veterinary zones are constantly changing and you could find yourself having your meat and dairy products confiscated at the veterinary cordon fences.

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