About Botswana

About Botswana

Botswana_mapFormerly known as Bechuanaland before receiving independence from Britain on the 30th September 1966, The republic of Botswana has gained stature as a wealthy and stable landlocked country bordered by Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa.

Botswana is named after its most dominant and largest tribe known as the Tswana or Batswana, with the national language known as Setswana and official language as English.

Botswana a ‘year round’ destination is home to many of Africa’s most renowned and uniquely diverse safari destinations, The Okavango delta, Moremi Game Reserve, The Central Kalahari Game reserve, The Makgadikgadi salt pans and the Chobe National Park.

With more than 17% of the country  set aside as National Parks or Game reserves and a government committed to wildlife conservation and ensuring we avoid mass tourism with a low impact tourism policy in place, Botswana certainly boasts an intimate, game rich and exclusive safari experience.

Capital City: Gaborone
Population: Estimated 1.8 million with an approximate growth rate of 3.5% per annum