Botswana Travel Guide

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Plan Your Botswana Vacation

More than half a century ago Botswana was a Cinderella among nations. Then the Fairy Godmother visited and bestowed upon her the gift of diamonds. The resulting economic boom transformed Botswana into one of Africa's richest countries (as measured by per capita income). In 1966 the British Protectorate of Bechuanaland was granted independence and renamed Botswana, and the first democratic president, the internationally respected Sir Seretse Khama, guided his country into a peaceful future.

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Botswana Hotels

Most camps accommodate 12 to 16 people, so the only traffic you'll encounter among the Delta's waterways is that of grazing... read more

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Botswana Restaurants

Find the best Botswana restaurants in every price category with our top picks.

Things To Do

Things To Do in Botswana

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Botswana Experiences

  • Top Reasons to VIsit Botswana

    The Okavango Delta: Whether you're drifting dreamily in a mokoro (canoe) through the crystal-clear, papyrus-fringed... Read more

  • Fast Facts about Botswana

    Size At 581,730 square km (224,607 square miles), it's roughly the size of France or Texas. Capital Gaborone.... Read more

  • A Model Motswana

    The Batswana (singular: Motswana) are renowned for their courtesy and dignity. A perfect role model is the now world-famous Motswana lady... Read more

  • Botswana's Tribes

    The largest tribal group in Botswana, the Tswana, comprise just over half the country's population and mainly live in the eastern part of... Read more

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