Botswana

Key Country Facts

Population: 2.2 million
Historical & Interesting Facts:

Traditional cuisine, the braai meaning ‘grilled meat' is similar to American cookout!

Top Activities and Places to Visit:

Gaborone, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park

Other Information:

Major exports: diamonds, copper, nickel, soda ash, meat, and textiles

The capital of Botswana is Gaborone. There are approximately 2,209, 208 people living here. The official language of the country is English, but the majority of the population speaks Setswana as well as Sekalanga. The majority of the population practices Christianity. The time zone is 6 hours ahead of EST.

Botswana is rich with natural beauty and wildlife. Adventures cannot miss out on the Okavango Delta, which widens into the world’s largest inland delta. This delta is renowned for its natural beauty and attracts numerous wildlife and tourists alike. Also of interest is Chobe National Park, a biologically diverse park and the third largest park in the country! The park is most notable for its elephant population; totals estimate that there are about 50,000 elephants in the whole park!

An interesting things about Botswana is the quality of its traditional cuisine, the braai meaning ‘grilled meat’. The quality of meat, especially beef is important to the braai, which is similar to an American cookout.

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