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botswana

quick facts

Quick Facts
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climate

Botswana is semi-arid, due to the short rain season. However, the relatively high altitude of the country and its continental situation gives it a subtropical climate.

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surface

581,730 km2(224,610 sq mi) Botswana has the tenth-lowest population density of any sovereign country, with a population of 2,250,260.

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nature conservation

Three national parks and seven game reserves that are wildlife shelters occupy 17% of the land area of Botswana. The three national parks are the Chobe National Park, the Nxai Pan and Makgadikgadi National Parkand the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The seven game reserves are the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Gaborone Game Reserve, Khutse Game Reserve, Mannyelanong Game Reserve, Maun Game Reserve and Moremi Game Reserve.

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capital

Gabarone

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currency

Pula, meaning Rain in Tswana

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independence

30 September 1966

okavango delta

​The Delta was named as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, which were officially declared on 11 February 2013 in Arusha, Tanzania. 

On 22 June 2014, the Okavango Delta became the 1000 th site to be officially inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Okavango Delta is one of the world's largest inland deltas.

Where else in Africa, and in the world, do you get such a huge amount of unbelievable wildlife in quite so magical settings, other than the pearl of Botswana, the Delta.

You wake up in your luxury room to prehistoric scenes of African wilderness; it is the ultimate luxury safari destination.

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chobe national park

Divided in three main areas this is the third largest park in Botswana.

 

The Serondela area along the Chobe River Northeast of the park, the Savuti marshes to West is fed by the irregular Savuti channel and is mostly savannah and grassland and the Linyanti Marshes with the Linyanti and Kwando river is mostly floodplains and lagoons.

This park is well known for its highest concentration of Elephants in Africa and abundant Fauna.

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