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Botswana is a landlocked country in southern Africa.
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Safaris, Gaborone, Map of Botswana.
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Countries neighbouring Botswana are: Namibia,
Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe
and South Africa.
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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
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
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.
Hotels in Botswana:
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Hotels in Gaborone
Avani Gaborone Hotel
Chuma Drive, Gaborone, Botswana.
This luxury class hotel and casino is the ideal place to pamper
yourself before or after visiting Okavango and Kalahari.
Guests at the Avani Gaborone Hotel
& Casino were impressed with the comfortable rooms, fantastic bar and satisfying
breakfast at Mahogany's.
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A trip to Botswana wouldn't be complete without a visit to
Botswana's Okavango Delta.
An edited section of the Bradt Botswana Travel Guide, written by Chris McIntyre.
If you are thinking about an amazing vacation in Africa, consider a Botswana safari
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
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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