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Botswana History

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As with many African countries, Botswana is steeped in an oral tradition where stories are passed down from generation to generation. Much of Botswana’s early history remains unrecorded. The impact of Western culture and the lure of urban promises have to some extent eroded the...

Botswana Geography

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Botswana is a landlocked country, bordered by Namibia in the west, Zambia in the north, Zimbabwe in the east and South Africa in the south. It is uniformly flat, elevated at a fairly constant 1,000 metres above sea level. The country is approximately the size of France or Texas...

Botswana Economy

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The next time you are with someone sporting diamond jewellery, do not be surprised if you discover that the diamonds come from Botswana. These precious gems brought Botswana to the status of being one of Africa’s richest nations due to the discovery and mining of diamonds in the...

People and Languages

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The Batswana peoples (Batswana being the collective term for the varied tribal groups in Botswana) depend on the land for a living in some form or another Although there has been a marked migration of people into towns in search of fast diminishing employment opportunities, many...

Getting to Botswana

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AIR Travel to Botswana by air in most cases is via South Africa. Air Botswana and South African Airlink/South African Express have direct flights from Johannesburg to Gaborone (the capital) and to Maun, gateway to the Okavango Delta. You can also reach Maun direct from Windhoek,...

What to bring

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The best advice in preparing for a trip to Botswana is to pack light. No one dresses up and lightweight clothing is best – and select natural fabrics and 100% cotton materials. It is also advisable to wear neutral tones for a safari (such as khaki and earth tones – bright colours...

When to go

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Botswana is open all year round so a visit can be planned for any time in the year. The ‘green season’ of the rains (December to March) is when some lodges close for refurbishment. It is also low season so flights into Botswana, within the country, accommodation and lodges often...

Health Advice

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Malaria is a potential problem in Botswana – especially in the wet season. The further north in Botswana you travel, the greater the exposure to malarial carrying mosquitoes. It is wise to seek medical opinion in your home country before you travel. Anti malarial tablets...