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Botswana Flag The Republic of Botswana is a landlocked country in southern Africa. It shares land borders with Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It is one the most stable and economically successful of African countries, having regularly held free and fair elections since independence in 1966, as well as having achieved and sustained impressive economic growth rates for many years.

As of 2009, the population of Botswana was estimated as being 1,990,876. The country's capital and largest city is Gaborone, which, according to the 2001 census had a population of 186,007.

Map of Botswana

Botswana Country Details


Country Name Botswana
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Southern Africa
Flag Botswana Flag
Principal Language English
Capital Gaborone


Web Sites about Botswana


Gepard, Chobe National Park, Botswana
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Botswana Parliament, Gaborone, Botswana

Books about Botswana


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Botswana Safari Guide: Okavango Delta, Chobe, Northern Kalahari (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Chris McIntyre

Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (560 pages)

Botswana Safari Guide: Okavango Delta, Chobe, Northern Kalahari (Bradt Travel Guide)
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A safari in northern Botswana takes the traveller to a wilderness populated almost exclusively by wildlife. Here are the predators and their prey; here, too, are the elephants, the hippos and the astonishing birdlife of the Okavango Delta. This fourth edition of Bradt's Botswana Safari Guide provides unrivalled coverage of the region's wildlife, environment and history, as well as a thorough evaluation of when, where and how to go. The guide, written by an expert author, focuses on the country’s most popular areas, the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari and Chobe deserts.

Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham & Kate Morgan

imusti
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Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch the wildlife gather in Etosha National Park, feel the soft sand of the Sossusvlei red dunes, or drift through the waters of Okavango; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Botswana and Namibia and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, poetry, cinema, music, dance, architecture, politics, wildlife, and cuisine
  • Over 53 local maps
  • Useful features - including Top Experiences, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Planning a Safari
  • Coverage of Windhoek, Gaborone, Victoria Falls, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kasane, the Okavango Delta, Kalahari, Damaraland, the Caprivi Strip, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Luderitz, Fish River Canyon, Tsodilo Hills, Skeleton Coast, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia, our most comprehensive guide to Botswana and Namibia, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Southern Africa Guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Alan Murphy, Anthony Ham, Trent Holden, and Kate Morgan.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
Botswana (National Geographic Adventure Map)
By National Geographic Maps - Adventure

National Geographic Maps
Map (2 pages)

Botswana (National Geographic Adventure Map)
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• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel Map

National Geographic's Botswana Adventure Map is expertly researched and contains an abundance of specialized content to meet the unique needs of adventure travelers, making it the perfect compliment to any tour book. The country is covered with unparalleled detail along with bordering areas of Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. A user-friendly index of towns and protected areas, along with a clearly marked road network, complete with road designations and distances, will guide you to your destination. Tracks and smaller roads are also marked for those wishing to find hidden gems or travel off the beaten path. Other transportation network features are airports, airfields, rail lines and frontier crossings.

Hundreds of cultural, historical, ecological and recreational points of interest are pinpointed, such as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, national parks and reserves, historic ruins, churches, monuments, caves, campsites, scenic viewpoints and areas of swamps, forest cover and salt pans. The map's front side includes Chobe and Nxai-Pan National Parks, Caprivi Strip, Victoria Falls, Moremi and Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Tsodilo Hills and Makgadikgadi Pans. The reverse side covers the Central Kalahari and Khutse Game Reserves, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Gemsbok National Park and the capital city, Gaborone.

Every Adventure Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of international travel.

  • Map Scale = 1:1,100,000
  • Sheet Size = 37.75" x 25.5"
  • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"
Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales Of A Botswana Safari Guide
By Peter Allison

Lyons Press
Paperback (272 pages)

Whatever You Do, Don t Run: True Tales Of A Botswana Safari Guide
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A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: “only food runs!” With a new introduction and new material from the author

In the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. Peter Allison gives us the guide’s-eye view of living in the bush, confronting the world’s fiercest terrain of wild animals and, most challenging of all, managing herds of gaping tourists. Passionate for the animals of the Kalahari, Allison works as a top safari guide in the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. As he serves the whims of his wealthy clients, he often has to stop the impulse to run as far away from them as he can, as these tourists are sometimes more dangerous than a pride of lions.
No one could make up these outrageous-but-true tales: the young woman who rejected the recommended safari-friendly khaki to wear a more “fashionable” hot pink ensemble; the lost tourist who happened to be drunk, half-naked, and a member of the British royal family; establishing a real friendship with the continent’s most vicious animal; the Japanese tourist who requested a repeat performance of Allison’s being charged by a lion so he could videotape it; and spending a crazy night in the wild after blowing a tire on a tour bus, revealing that Allison has as much good-natured scorn for himself.
The author’s humor is exceeded only by his love and respect for the animals, and his goal is to limit any negative exposure to humans by planning trips that are minimally invasive—unfortunately it doesn’t always work out that way!

New story: People often ask safari guides about the experience that frightened them the most. In this story Peter Allison tells of the time he became aware of unseen danger, and knew that somewhere within meters of him was a hunting lioness. Peter Allison is originally from Sydney, Australia. His safaris have been featured in National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, and on television programs such as Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures. He travels frequently to speaking appearances, and splits most of his time between Botswana, Sydney, and San Francisco.


Fodor's The Complete Guide to African Safaris: with South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda & the Seychelles (Full-color Travel Guide)
By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
Released: 2015-06-09
Paperback (656 pages)

Fodor s The Complete Guide to African Safaris: with South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda & the Seychelles (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of Africa, including Kenya's Masai Mara, South Africa's Kruger National Park, and Botswana's Kwando Reserve. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first safari or your fifth.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps 
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· In-depth breakout features on The Namibia Dunes, African music and dance, and Victoria Falls
· Coverage of Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Rwanda, Uganda, Botswana, Namibia, Victoria Falls, and The Seychelles

Planning to focus on South Africa? Check out Fodor's travel guide to South Africa.
This is Botswana
By Peter Joyce

Penguin Random House South Africa
Released: 2016-06-08
Paperback (176 pages)

This is Botswana
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This is Botswana takes the reader on a panoramic journey of discovery – from the arid vastness of the Kalahari Desert to the lush waterways of the Okavango Delta. It is a compelling visual essay on the country, its people and its wildlife. More than 250 stunning photographs provide an exciting and diverse overview of the country. These are complemented by a detailed introductory text that both establishes historical perspective and offers insight into the realities of a country moving hesitantly, but with hope, into a challenging future.
Botswana: The Bradt Safari Guide: Okavango Delta, Chobe, Northern Kalahari (Bradt Travel Guide Botswana)
By Chris McIntyre

Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (512 pages)

Botswana: The Bradt Safari Guide: Okavango Delta, Chobe, Northern Kalahari (Bradt Travel Guide Botswana)
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Bradt’s Botswana Safari Guide: Okavango, Kalahari, Chobe Desert is the only guidebook dedicated to the country’s most popular tourist region. This third edition provides detailed coverage of wildlife, the environment and history, and fully updated information on accommodation options from world-class lodges to campsites.
Botswana Travel Pack (Globetrotter Travel Packs)
By Alan Brough

Globetrotter
Paperback (128 pages)

Botswana Travel Pack (Globetrotter Travel Packs)
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The handy pocket-size guide is packed with useful information, tips and recommendations, accompanied by color photographs, charts and maps for the first-time traveller who wants to experience the major highlights that Botswana has to offer. The foldout map of Botswana is ideal for tourists and visitors.
Wildlife of the Okavango
Penguin Random House South Africa
Released: 2016-12-30
Paperback (144 pages)

Wildlife of the Okavango
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A remarkable variety of animals and plants occur in the magnificent wilderness region surrounding the Okavango Delta. This guide to the more common and conspicuous wildlife of Moremi, Chobe, Mudumo and other sanctuaries of northern Botswana and Namibia’s Caprivi Strip is an easy-to-use, all-in-one field reference.

With over 300 species descriptions illustrated with color photographs, information on geology, climate and habitats, as well as useful tips on watching and identifying wildlife, this guide makes it easier than ever to identify the eagle circling above your camp, the antelope splashing through the wetlands, the fishes of the waterways, or the prominent trees.
Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
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