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Land Area 566,730 km2
Water Area 15,000 km2
Total Area 581,730km2 (#47)
Population 2,209,208 (#144)
Population Density 3.90/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $35.90 Billion
GDP Per Capita $16,900
Currency Pula (BWP)
More Information Botswana
Largest Cities

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Botswana is known worldwide for its outstanding game preserves, national parks, and varieties of wildlife. (Must sees) include the Makgadikgadi (Salt) Pans, Mokolodi Nature Reserve, the Okavango Delta, and the Tsodilo Hills area.

Highly recommended is a stop at Living With Elephants, where visitors accompany the herd on daily foraging treks.

  • Calling Code: 267
  • Electricity: 231V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Left
  • Times to Travel: Botswana's climate is typical of southern Africa.

    December to March is the rainy season.

    April and May are generally pleasant with clear skies and comfortable temperatures.

    June to August is the peak season for safaris, as the land is dry, the sky is generally clear and blue. Temperatures at night can be close to freezing in dry areas, but the days are warm.

    Big game safaris are best planned for September and October, when the land is drier and the temperatures are hot - sometimes as high as 104° F (40° C).
  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
  • Botswana Travel Advice and Warnings
This page was last updated on November 29, 2017.

Botswana Trivia

What Kind of Plants Live in Botswana?

Some of the plants that live in Botswana include the sweet thorn, blady grass, the real fan palm and the medlar.

Native Plants Of Botswana

What Languages are Spoken in Botswana?

English is the official language of Botswana, while Setswana is the most widely spoken language in the country. Several other minority languages, especially Bantu languages, are also spoken in Botswana.

What Languages are Spoken in Botswana?

What is the biggest city in Botswana?

Gaborone is the largest city in Botswana with a population of 231,000.

Biggest Cities In Botswana

What is the Currency of Botswana?

The official currency of Botswana is the pula.

What is the Currency of Botswana?

What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Botswana?

Botswana is rich in a wide variety of natural resources including minerals, arable land, livestock, and the nation's beautiful scenery.

What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Botswana?

What Kind of Government Does Botswana Have?

In the parliamentary representative democratic republic of Botswana, the president of the nation serves as both the head of state and government.

What Type Of Government Does Botswana Have?

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