General Information about Botswana
Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, with South Africa on its Southern and South-Eastern borders, Nambia on its Western border, Zambia to the North and Zimbabawe on the North-Eastern border. Its capital city is Gaborone and its population is 1.6 million. The Kalahari Desert covers nearly 70% of the country with the rest being generally flat or undulating.
Botswana's national parks are unforgettable as the country has set aside 17% of its land area as national parks and game reserves where visitors can experience indigenous forests, flood plains and wide grasslands with many varieties of wildlife present.
Accommodation is varied in Botswana from camping safaris to the luxury hotel and everything in between.
Find Out About The Climate In Botswana
Botswana is hot and dry for most of the year but does have an unpredictable rainy season. The winters are generally sunny but the evening temperatures can be quite cool. October through to April are the hottest months to visit as well as the wettest. The weather conditions from May to September are dry and cool with average daily temperatures of 25 degrees. Nights in this period can be cool and frosty. The best times to visit Botswana is from April through to October with perfect weather and plenty of wildlife to be spotted.
Geographical Information On Botswana
Botswana which was formally known as Bechuanaland until Botswana gained its independence from the British back in 1966 and is officially known as the Republic of Botswana. Botswana is a small country with a total landmass of 600,370 square kilometres including 15,000 square kilometres of water. The highest point in Botswana is over 1,489 metres while its lowest point measures in at 513 metres at the junction of the Limpopo and the Shashe Rivers.
Learn About The Economy In Botswana
Since Botswana gained its independence in 1966 its economy has grown considerably and has one of the world's highest economic growth rates. Diamond mining is the main contributor to this growth and now accounts for more than one third of the GDP. The service sector contributes over 50 percent of the economy with the tourism industry being a main factor. The agricultural industry only offers 4 percent of the economy with livestock being the main export. The main exports are copper, nickel, soda ash, textiles with diamonds bring the main export earning up 80 percent of the earnings. The official currency of Botswana is the Pula.
Apartments in Botswana
|* Gaborone Apartments||* Kasane Apartments||* Maun Apartments|
|* Mogoditshane Apartments|
Attractions, Activities and Tours in Botswana
|* Maun Attractions||* Kasane Attractions|
Guesthouses in Botswana
|* Dumadumana Guesthouses||* Francistown Guesthouses||* Gaborone Guesthouses|
|* Gaphatshwe Guesthouses||* Kasane Guesthouses||* Mahalapye Guesthouses|
|* Maun Guesthouses||* Mogoditshane Guesthouses||* Nata Guesthouses|
|* Ramotswa Guesthouses|
Hostels in Botswana
|* Kasane Hostels||* Maun Hostels|
Hotels in Botswana
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