Pictures from Botswana

Last updated Mar 30, 2022 | Published on Mar 27, 2019Botswana, Middle East and Africa, Photo Galleries

This album contains pictures from Botswana. More precisely they are from the north, on a safari to various camps and in particular into the Okavango Delta. 

You should also check out Sandalsand’s other Botswana articles. You will find this picture gallery page, a World Heritage Site and in time regular travelogues. I have been slow in describing my trip in 2018.

Images from a safari to national parks in the north of the country: Okavango and Chobe

View all photo galleries on Sandalsand.

Fast facts

Learn about the country on Wikipedia. Here is a moderated excerpt:

Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. The country is topographically flat, with up to 70 percent of its territory being the Kalahari Desert. It borders South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to the north-east. In addition, it connects to Zambia across the short Zambezi River border by the Kazungula Bridge.

A country of slightly over 2.3 million people, Botswana is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. About 11.6 percent of the population lives in the capital and largest city, Gaborone. Formerly one of the world’s poorest countries – with a GDP per capita of about US$70 per year in the late 1960s – it has since transformed itself into an upper-middle-income country, with one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.

In 1885, the British colonised the area and declared a protectorate under the name of Bechuanaland. As decolonisation occurred, Bechuanaland became an independent Commonwealth republic under its current name on 30 September 1966. Since then, it has been a representative republic, with a consistent record of uninterrupted democratic elections and the lowest perceived corruption ranking in Africa since at least 1998.

The economy is dominated by mining, cattle, and tourism. Botswana has a GDP (purchasing power parity) per capita of about $18,113 as of 2021, one of the highest in Africa. Its relatively high gross national income per capita (by some estimates the fourth-largest in Africa) gives the country a relatively high standard of living and also the highest Human Development Index of continental Sub-Saharan Africa.

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