October 24, 2014 nikos xenakis

Welcome to Botswana

Botswana once Bechuanaland is a remarkable country that is truly wild. Regarded as one of Africa’s most stable countries, and is the continent’s longest continuous multi-party democracy. Botswana is relatively free of corruption and has a good human rights record. As the world’s largest producer of diamonds, the trade has transformed it into a middle-income nation.

It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to the northeast. Its border with Zambia to the north near Kazungula is poorly defined but at most is a few hundred metres long.

A mid-sized country of just over two million people, Botswana is one of the most sparsely populated nations in the world. Around 10 percent of the population lives in the capital and largest city, Gaborone. With this relatively low human population due to its dry climate, it makes it a great location to visit if you’re interested in flora or fauna.

Botswana protects some of Africa’s largest areas of wilderness. And elephants and giraffes are free to roam the roads and has been spotted crossing over long roads across the country.

If you feel like experiencing a savanna with lions under the African sun in a way like never before, do yourself a favour and visit Botswana. What are you waiting for? Come join the pride!





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Quick facts

  • Official name
    Republic of Botswana
  • Location
    Botswana is a land-locked country located in southern Africa. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north; Zimbabwe to the northeast.
  • Government
    Parliamentary republic
  • Dialing code
  • Climate weather
    Semi arid
  • Population
    2,155,784 on 581,730 km²
  • Official language
    English and Setswana
  • Currency
    Botswana Pula (BWP)
  • Foreign currencies accepted
    GBP (£), EUR (€) USD ($)
  • Entry requirements
    Visa (takes over 14 days to process); Yellow Fever certificate is only required for travelers coming from or who are in airport transit for more than 12 hours within, a country with risk of Yellow Fever transmission. (For more information, visit-
  • What to know
    Best time to visit: May to August.
  • Health tips
    Malaria is a particular risk in Botswana between November and June in the northern parts of the country. Visitors who are camping or walking in the bush should be cautious of tick bites.