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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.
Most camps accommodate 12 to 16 people, so the only traffic you'll encounter among the Delta's waterways is that of grazing hippos and dozing crocodiles...read more
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The Okavango Delta. Whether you're drifting dreamily in a mokoro (canoe) through the crystal-clear, papyrus-fringed channels or walking among... Read more
Size At 581,730 square km (224,607 square miles), it's roughly the size of France or Texas.... Read more
The Batswana (singular: Motswana) are renowned for their courtesy and dignity. A perfect role model is the now world-famous Motswana lady detective... Read more
The largest tribal group in Botswana, the Tswana, comprise just over half the country's population and mainly live in the eastern part of the... Read more
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