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Botswana is a landlocked country in southern 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 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.
Gaborone houses the national museum and art gallery.
A trip to Botswana wouldn't be complete without a visit to Botswana's Okavango Delta.
If you're thinking about an amazing vacation in Africa, consider a Botswana safari holiday.
Botswana Tourism Organisation:
Fairscape Precinct, Plot 70667
Fairgrounds Office Park
Building 1A & 1B, 2nd Floor (East Wing) Gaborone, Botswana.
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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