A peaceful and prosperous country, Botswana is hailed as one of Africa’s most stable democracies — an achievement reflected in the contented, friendly atmosphere which greets tourists in this, the homeland of the Batswana. A top tourist attraction is the Kalahari Desert, covering 70% of the country, while the Okavango River delta in the north boasts abundant and richly diverse wildlife.
National Day: 30 September 1966
Airports : The Sir Seretse Khama International Airport is in Gaborone, but the Maun and Kasane Airports up north are more popular among tourists.
Main languages : English, Setswana
Neighbouring countries: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Zambia
Time Zone: GMT +2
Size: 582 000 km2
Population: 1 776 million m (2008)
Economy: Diamond mining contributes 45% of the gross national income, while tourism is fast-growing.
Climate: Semi-arid, hot and dry with summer rainfall. Summer temperatures can reach 44 0C, while in winter the average day temperature is 25 0C, although it turns cold at night.
Places to see: Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi Pans and Nxai Pans National Park, Chobe National Park, Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Tourism investment opportunities: Lodges and activities in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
For more information:
T: +267 391 3111
F: +267 395 9220