Botswana lies at the heart of Southern Africa, covering almost 582,000 square kilometres of which 39% is set aside for national parks and private concessions.

The country offers extreme comparative ecosystems, from the lush, well-watered green lands of the Okavango Delta, to the harsh arid scrubland of the Kalahari. Whilst animals wander freely across vast reserves, Botswana is home to fewer than 200,000 people, thus its wild places remain relatively undisturbed by man.

Stone Age tools discovered at Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, San paintings in the Tsodilo Hills and the ancient riverbeds of the Savuti, give a glimpse into Botswana’s enticing history, scarcely altered under British colonial administration, which concluded in 1966. Botswana, once one of the poorest countries in Africa, made a timely discovery of diamonds that transformed it into one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The government quickly evolved into a beacon of stability and prosperity, a true African success story.

Botswana is defined by democracy closely aligned with the western concept is the traditional tribal kgotla or traditional law. The people of Botswana exude a sense of national confidence and pride, reflected in their approach to tourism.

The thriving eco-tourism industry is the envy of the continent and the government’s philosophy of low impact is achieved by minimizing numbers at a handsome price. The highly sophisticated approach and emphasis on high-end travel ensure that Botswana remains the African destination for the true safari connoisseur. Botswana is exciting within the comfort of familiarity, however, scratch deeper and this land of staggering beauty consistently assures unsurpassable experiences and adventures. The opportunities to view authentic wildlife interactions are second to none, with more than 160 species of mammals and 600 bird species.

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