Botswana

Botswana Overview

The Republic of Botswana is a landlocked country constituted by a vast plateau that provides a natural habitat for a huge variety of African wildlife. Botswana is one of the most thinly populated countries in Africa, with most of the population living in eastern Botswana. The Kalahari Desert covers much of the rest of Botswana.

The Moremi Wildlife Reserve, covering 700 square miles in the northeast corner of the Okavango Delta, is the ultimate African safari destination.

CLIMATE

Botswana has a dry, subtropical climate. In summer, which lasts from October to April, daytime temperatures often reach 100° F (38° C). Winter days are warm, but the temperature often falls below freezing at night. Average annual rainfall ranges from 22 inches in the east to 12 inches in the west. Droughts occur frequently.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Gaborone
POPULATION: 1.8 million
LANGUAGE: Setswana, English
CURRENCY: Pula
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 220/240V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +267
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +2