50 Fascinating Facts About Botswana

Botswana is a landlocked country in southern Africa, bordered by Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Botswana's terrain is mainly flat, with the Kalahari Desert covering the majority of the country. Botswana is primarily unknown to travelers to Africa, but it has a lot more to offer those who do go there. Botswana boasts a scenery unlike any other in Africa, making this one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert are both found here. In addition to its magnificent animals, natural beauty, and friendly residents, it's a great destination. When it comes to safari vacations, Botswana is a must-do destination. The country's gorgeous environment, diverse wildlife, and friendly people make for an unforgettable Botswana vacation. About 600 miles (965 km) from north to the south and 600 miles (920 km) east to west, the area is triangular, with a sharp tip on the eastern side. For anyone contemplating a trip to Botswana, are indeed a few interesting facts to know.

Fascinating Facts:

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The African elephant population in Botswana is the biggest in the world. Kalahari elephants, the world's most giant herd, may be seen in great numbers here.
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Among the finest sites in Africa to see all of the Big Five animals in Chobe National Park, which has all the creatures above.
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One of the world's most extensive salt flats may be found in Botswana. The Makgadikgadi Pans cover an area of 16,000 square kilometers, making it the world's most extensive salt flat.
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If you intend to visit Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls simultaneously, make sure you have plenty of empty pages in your passport because each nation respects its sovereignty. You will be required to check in and leave at numerous crossings.
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Since Botswana is protected on 45% of its landmass, it's little wonder the nation has such a diverse array of species.
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Botswana's currency, the 'pula,' signifies 'rain' or 'blessing' in Setswana, the country's native tongue.
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Botswana has a remarkably tiny population for its size. Botswana has a population density of about 3.5 people per square kilometer, so there's room for everyone.
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A natural wonder, the Sphinx, is located there. The Okavango Delta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Africa's Seven Natural Wonders.
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Most of the year in Botswana is hot and dry due to the country's semi-arid climate — except during the rainy season.
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Botswana is the world's most sparsely populated country, with a population of under 2 million people.
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Botswana's national parks & wildlife reserves make up about 40% of the country's land area, giving animals plenty of room to wander.
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Only soft baggage with a maximum weight of 15kg is allowed on small aircraft while traveling to Botswana.
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Four nations in Africa meet at the Caprivi Strip's easternmost point: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
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In Africa's southernmost corner, Botswana is indeed a landlocked nation.
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When the terrain is mainly dry and the animals cluster all-around remaining water sources, June through August are prime safari months in Botswana.
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Botswana's official language is English. However, the majority of the country's population speaks Setswana. Despite this, there are 18 major tribal languages.
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It was revealed in Botswana last year that a diamond of the world's second-largest gem grade had been found. It's Botswana's most significant diamond discovery in almost a century and the largest in the world.
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It is home to some of the world's most extensive salt flats, an inland delta, and one of its shortest borders. Botswana.
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Botswana has a total land area of 582,000 square kilometers, of which 41% is undeveloped.
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Botswana's capital city is Gaborone. After Botswana achieved its independence, Gaborone, or 'Gabs,' became the country's capital. Chief Kgosi Gaborone gave his name to the city, which bears his name.
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he average life expectancy is 68.81 years, which is below the world average (2017).
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Botswana has around the same size as France, yet it only has about a third as many inhabitants as France, with 66.9 million people.
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Botswana is the world's most valuable diamond-producing country and the second-largest producer in terms of output.
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Botswana may not be the most affordable tourist destination in Africa.
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Because the region is so dry, the earth cannot support any other agriculture than cattle. 8. of agricultural production.
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Botswana is indeed the place to go if you want to visit two African nations at once. Botswana and Zambia share a 150-meter border, making it the world's shortest.
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As a result, Namibia is located to the west and north of Zambia, Zimbabwe is located to the northeast, while South Africa is located to the south.
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The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans were the setting for Taylor Swift's music video for "Wildest Dreams."
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The Burchell's Zebra is Botswana's national animal.
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Another primary source of revenue is the safari tourist sector, which such animals support.
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Botswana's capital and largest city, Gaborone, is located in southern Africa. It's near the South African border in the country's south. Chief Gaborone of the Tlokwa tribe gave his name to the city, which bears his surname.
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Botswana's most popular sport is football.
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It was only in 1966 that Botswana became an independent nation. It was one of Africa's most impoverished and underdeveloped countries at the time.
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Visitors from all over the world go to Botswana to go on safari and witness various wildlife.
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The baobab tree is the most common and may live for over 2,000 years.
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As they don't allow public access, private safari regions in Botswana provide a highly unique safari experience, as well as off-roading and night excursions. In public places, this is strictly prohibited.
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The Kalahari Desert stretches across around 80% of Botswana's landmass.
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The Kori Bustard is Botswana's national bird. In terms of weight, it's Africa's heaviest flying bird, and it's primarily located in Botswana & Namibia.
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Botswana was indeed a British protectorate and one of Africa's poorest countries in the world developed countries before gaining independence in 1966.
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Botswana's national dish is called 'Seswaa.' Boiling beef, maize meal, and greens make up this stew. It sounds as though you made something delicious.
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A total of 38% of Botswana's land area is protected, with national parks and wildlife reserves accounting for 17% of that total.
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Botswana's history dates back over 100,000 years to the arrival of the first people who lived there.
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There are dry and wet parts in Botswana, which makes it a fascinating safari location.
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In this country, the currency is known as Pula and is split into Thebe. This word signifies rain and shield in Setswana.
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More elephants live in Botswana than in any other country.
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The Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pan national parks in Botswana are home to the world's second-largest elephant population.
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The population of the nation is just 2,02 million people.
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Botswana has 147 different kinds of mammal species.
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They fly a tricolor flag, consisting of blue, white, and black.
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People are referred to as Batswana; however, a Motswana is a single individual.

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