Botswana is a landlocked country that is roughly the same size as France.
The country has a size of 1,100 kilometers (683.5 miles) from north to south and 960 kilometers (596.5 miles) from east to west, with an elevation of 1,000 meters (3,281 feet) on average. Much of Botswana has a landscape of savannahs covered with scrubs, situated in basins of sand.
Ninety-three percent of the people living in Botswana are native Africans, with the people of Tswana (also known as Setswana) making up the bulk of the population, at 79%.
The rest of the population, at 7%, is made up of Caucasians who have settled in Botswana.
Christianity is the predominant religion in Botswana, with 71.6% of the population practicing this faith. Atheism is also prevalent in the country, with 20.6% of the population adhering to this principle.
English is the official language of Botswana, and it is used most often in business transactions and in interacting with tourists. The African language of Setswana is still very much alive, though, with 78.2% of the population being able to communicate in this language.
If you plan on taking along any electronic gadgets on your trip to Botswana, be aware that the voltage in the country is at 230V, alternating at 50Hz. There are two plug types used in Botswana: three round pins that are arranged in a triangle, and two parallel flat pins with a ground pin. You would need to bring along the proper adapters so that you can charge your devices’ batteries.
Visiting Botswana is visiting modern Africa– a country with all the natural charm of the continent while, at the same time, having the stability of the modern age. Famil