Botswana has enjoyed uncommon stability and prosperity since achieving independence in 1966. Crime rates are very low and English is widely spoken. Its biggest tourist attractions are the Okavango Delta, home to hyenas, antelope, leopards, lions, warthogs, elephants, buffalo, giraffes, crocodiles baboons and dozens of other types of animal, and the Makgadikgadi Pan, one of the largest salt flats in the world. It lies within the Kalahari Desert, which covers much of the country.

Chobe National Park attracts many thanks to its proximity to Victoria Falls in neighbouring Zambia and Zimbabwe. Though there are few of them Botswanan roads are in very good condition.


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Why you should go:

The incredible wildlife and desert landscapes.

Why you shouldn't:

You just want to go to South Africa like everyone else.

Map of Botswana