Official language: English and Setswana (also known as ‘Tswana’, a Bantu language in the Niger-Congo language family)
Population: 2 million
Size: 47th in world after Ukraine. a little bit smaller than Texas/Manitoba. About the same size as Madagascar.
Currency: (Botswanan) pula
There is a lot of positive Botswana news, I will try to share the little I know below.
Why should tourists visit this great nation?
Botswana tours are memorable, the nation is one of the finest travel destinations in the African continent. It is among the best places in the world for exploring wildlife and to take safaris. Okavango Delta region, is the most popular region among the tourists.
During the rainy season this region becomes a maze of waterways, islands, and lakes. Moremi Wildlife Refuge in Okavango has a wide variety of wildlife, flora and fauna.
Other attractions include the Kalahari desert,Gemsbok National Park, Tuli Block, Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Other than visiting the wildlife reserves you can also do the following exciting activities:
- Fly over parts of Botswana in a hot-air balloon.
- Fishing in Okavango Delta and Chobe river systems.
- Experience Botswana's culture in a historic village called Serowe.
Once the Visitors reach their camp by a light aircraft, they can then safari by vehicle, on foot, by motorboat, riding in a makoro canoe, a horse, ride a quad bike or even an elephant. The transportation modes in Botswana are a fun and fascinating part of the safari experience.
To protect the country's natural assets, the government has instituted a policy of promoting and encouraging low-volume, high-cost tourism. It is one of the few remaining places in Africa where the adventuresome safari still exists.
PEOPLE: San people have lived here for thousands of years using the ancient methods of hunting and gathering. The Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park in the north are areas of outstanding natural beauty, rich in animal life.
CLIMATE: Summer: November to March. High temperatures average 85-95°F with lows around 65°F. Winter: June to August. Daytime temperatures around 75°F with nighttime lows around 40°F.
What are the hidden treasures of Botswana that the world needs to know?
While doing research on Botswana, I found out the green season is the best time of the year.This is awesome Botswana news, something I never knew.
The green season is a bird watcher's dream, According to Birding Botswana.Com, when you visit Botswana during the Green Season, bird watching is at it’s best. You will be treated to a huge variety of bird species.
“From the world’s biggest bird (the Ostrich) to the heaviest flying bird (the Kori Bustard) to the most numerous of all birds (the Red-billed Quelea), Botswana has a truly impressive variety and quantity of bird species.”
Instead of traveling around the world to get a glimpse of 100’s of uniquely remarkable birds, it makes sense to travel to Botswana now and have them come to you! Incredible Botswana news that the world needs to know.
The wildlife is full of energy, and it is also baby season for the animals. If you love photography, your camera lens will be salivating non-stop.
Botswana,since independence in the sixties, has grown it's economy into one of the fastest growing in the world and spends a huge portion of government income on education. The country really loves education, which is a good thing. Education changes the way people think, and they can do great things.
Music is very significant in their lives. Music education is an integral part of the Botswana educational system. Children of all ages are taught traditional songs and dances.
An African version of Rhumba popularised in Central Africa has a strong following in Botswana and has produced highly acclaimed musicians such as Franco and Afro Musica, Jeff Matheatau, Chris Manto 7 and Alfredo Mos and Les Africa sounds.
There is this lady I discovered a while back. She has really got natural skills when it comes to playing the guitar.
What are the investment opportunities in Botswana?
Botswana has one of the world's highest economic growth rates. Through fiscal discipline and sound management, Botswana has transformed itself from one of the poorest countries in the world to a middle-income country. Diamond mining has fueled much of the expansion. Tourism, financial services, subsistence farming, and cattle raising are other key sectors.
Botswana is a lovely country with a rich culture. The people love to have a good time and are very friendly.
I will conclude this piece, by sharing another great sample of music from Botswana.