Total area: 581,730 km2
Population: 2,029,307 (2010 estimate)
Currency: Pula (BWP)
Official language(s): English, Setswana
Governement: Parliamentary republic
Internet TLD: .bw
Calling code: +267
Botswana is a country situated in Southern Africa and shares borders with Namibia to the west and north, Zimbabwe to the northeast and South Africa to the south and southeast. About 70% of its territory is covered by the Kalahari Desert.
Being a small country with small towns and villages, Botswana needs a well-determined period of time, sufficient funds and great efforts to explore its natural wealth towards the development of tourism. Nevertheless, those from the environmental protection have established a special policy that consists in the increase of prices for tourism services, making Botswana an expensive destination that can be reached mostly by rich people.
Botswana is one of the best destinations in Africa. It has one of the largest zoos in the world. Safari is the main attraction here. Victoria Falls, city of Francetown, Kruger National Park, Chone River and Okavango Delta (the largest delta in the world as water flow) will offer a wonderful experience for nature lovers.
Autumn and winter (April-August) are the best seasons for a visit to Botswana, as the weather is very nice, but might be more crowded as well. Those who do not like the crowds can visit Botswana from June, July until September. Summer is not that suitable for visiting the country.
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