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.
Thinking of visiting 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
A FEW PICTURES FROM BOTSWANA
A TRIP TO BOTSWANA
If you want some inspiration for visiting Botswana then this will definitely give it to you!