I was lucky enough to live and work in Botswana from 1993 – 1994 and return again in 1995 for a few short months. I lived in Gaborone but travelled to Francistown a few times. Unfortunately although I visited Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe I didn’t manage to visit the Okavango Delta in the northern part of Botswana. This is something I hope to get the chance to do at least once in my life.
Are you planning to visit Botswana? Or have you been? What was your favourite thing about Botswana?
Capital – Gaborone
Population – 2.2 million
Currency – Pula (means water)
Official languages – English and Setswana
Geography – mainly desert (80%) Kalahari desert. Okavango River runs into Okavango Delta (one of the world’s largest deltas) Boarded by South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia. Salt Pans lie between Francistown and Maun.
History – independence from UK in 1966
Economy – stable
Unesco World Heritage sites – 2