Botswana Tourism Organitation – London – UK

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World Business Category: GOVERNMENT DEPWorld Business Tags: AFRICA, BOTSWANA, BOTSWANA TOURISM, EUROPE, GOVERNMENT and TOURISM

  • Profile

    Location: Botswana is a land-locked country situated in southern Africa. It borders South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Approximately two-thirds of the country lies within the Tropics.
    Country Size: Botswana covers an area of 581 730 square kilometres – about the size of France or Kenya.
    Topography: Most of the country is flat, with some small hills in the eastern areas. Kalahari sands cover 84 percent of the surface area. With the exception of the northern areas, most of Botswana is without perennial surface water.
    Capital: Gaborone
    Urban Centres: Francistown, Lobatse, Selebi-Phikwe
    Tourism Centres: Maun, Kasane
    Independence day: 30 September 1966
    Government: Multi-party democracy
    Head of State: His Excellency Lt. Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama
    Population: 1.85 million, with an average annual growth rate of 2.4 % (2006 statistics)
    National Language: Setswana
    Official Language: English
    Currency: Pula
    Main Exports: Diamonds, copper nickel, beef, soda ash, tourism
    Major Crops: Maize, sorghum, millet
    Botswana is well known for having some of the best wilderness and wildlife areas on the African continent. With a full 38 percent of its total land area devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas – for the most part unfenced, allowing animals to roam wild and free – travel through many parts of the country has the feeling of moving through an immense Nature wonderland.
    Botswana is a rarity in our overpopulated, over-developed world. Untamed and untameable, it is one of the last great refuges for Nature’s magnificent pageantry of life.
    Experience here the stunning beauty of the world’s largest intact inland Delta – the Okavango; the unimaginable vastness of the world’s second largest game reserve – the Central Kalahari Game Reserve; the isolation and other-worldliness of the Makgadikgadi – uninhabited pans the size of Portugal; and the astoundingly prolific wildlife of the Chobe National Park.
    Botswana is the last stronghold for a number of endangered bird and mammal species, including Wild Dog, Cheetah, Brown Hyena, Cape Vulture, Wattled Crane, Kori Bustard, and Pel’s Fishing Owl. This makes your safari experience even more memorable, and at times you will feel simply surrounded by wild animals.
    The first – and most lasting impressions – will be of vast expanses of uninhabited wilderness stretching from horizon to horizon, the sensation of limitless space, astoundingly rich wildlife and bird viewing, night skies littered with stars and heavenly bodies of an unimaginable brilliance, and stunning sunsets of unearthly beauty.
    As well, with more and more cultural tourism options on offer, you will be charmed by the people of Botswana, visiting their villages and experiencing first-hand their rich cultural heritage. But perhaps most of all, Botswana’s greatest gift is its ability to put us in touch with our natural selves. It offers that vital link so keenly felt by inhabitants of the developed world, a pervasive void we feel but often cannot name – our connectedness with Nature and the astonishing diversity of plants and animals to be explored.

     

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    The annual Global March for elephants, rhinos, lions and pangolins will be taking place here in Gaborone. Be sure to join us on this eventful day! See you there!

    Posted by Botswana Tourism on Mittwoch, 20. September 2017