BOTSWANA

WELCOME TO BOTSWANA 

Botswana which is regarded as one of the best safari destinations in Africa has South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Zambia as its neighbours. Botswana is famous for offering the best and authentic game views.

FUN FACTS

CAPITAL:

Gaborone

NATIONAL DAY:

30 September 1966

AIRPORT:

Sir Seretse Khama International Airport 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 000km2

POPULATION:

2.15-million

ECONOMY:

Diamond mining; tourism is fast-growing

CURRENCY:

Pula

CLIMATE:

Semi-arid, hot and dry with summer rainfall. Summer temperatures can reach as high as 44°C, while in winter the average day temperature is 25°C, although it turns cold at night

PLACES TO SEE:

Okavango Delta; Makgadikgadi Pans; Nxai Pan National Park; Chobe National Park; Central Kalahari Game Reserve