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Botswana: What You May Not Know About The Southern African Country
Botswana is a natural beauty in the Southern African region. And we mean that in the most literal sense.
Forty-one percent of its 224,607 square miles is pure nature. This means that there is ample space for animals and wildlife to roam freely. So it’s no surprise that the country with a population of over two million is also home to zebras, wildebeests, leopards, wild dogs, hundreds of bird species, and of course elephants.
The diverse ecosystem, stunning scenery, and vibrant culture makes Botswana a must on your travel list. Did we mention the impossibly golden sunsets? Read on to learn more about this jewel.
5. You can access Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls is a stunning waterfall on the Zambezi River, sitting between the Victoria Falls town in Zimbabwe and Livingstone in Zambia. You can access it via Botswana as well but be sure to bring your passport as crossing the border comes with a different set of laws.
6. Botswana was known as Bechuanaland
Botswana is a former British protectorate that gained its independence in 1966. It is formerly known as Bechuanaland.
8. Holds multiple records
Botswana holds at least three world records as a country. The world’s largest salt pans are the Makgadikadi Pans with an area of about 12,000 sq. km. The world’s largest inland delta is the Okavango delta covering an estimated 15,000 sq. km. And the world’s shortest border between Botswana and Zambia is 700 meters. It’s the shortest border between two independent countries.