• Dumela is a common greeting in Botswana. We present to you some interesting information about Botswana.

    In case you are from Botswana and wish to report inconsistencies, please reply to this topic.

    Tswana is an official language and the lingua franca of Botswana, as it is spoken by almost 1.1 million of its inhabitants. Tswana, also known by its native name Setswana, is a Bantu language. Tswana, are also called Motswana (singular) or Batswana (plural).

    Here are some interesting facts about Botswana:

    1. Botswana is home to the densest elephant population in the world. The best place to spot them is at Chobe National Park, where they come to the Chobe River Front to play, drink and swim.

    2. The Okavango Delta is the largest inland delta in the world covering an area of 15,000 km2 during drier times. During wetter periods it can reach a staggering size of 22,000 km2.

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    (Image source: https://theconversation.com/botswanas-okavango-delta-is-created-by-a-delicate-balance-but-for-how-much-longer-125323)

    1. Botswana offers a varied safari experience: boat cruises, mokoro trips, game walks, canoeing, and game drives day and night. The perfect place for a breathtaking water safari.

    2. Botswana will make you addicted to sundowners as it features the most stunning sunsets you can imagine.

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    (Image source: https://africageographic.com/botswana-sunset/)

    1. Tsodilo Hills is the spiritual home of the San and Bantu people and the hills feature many well-preserved specimens of ‘rock art’. There’s a small museum where you can hire a local guide for a personal tour of the area.

    2. Did you know that Taylor Swift’s music video ‘Wildest Dreams’ was shot in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans?

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    (Image source: https://sacredland.org/tsodilo-hills-botswana/)

    1. Mopane worms are a delicacy in Botswana. Bon Appetit! I bet this is one of the facts about Botswana you didn’t want to know about.

    2. Botswana is close to the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Zambia! If you visit Botswana, don’t miss the towns Livingstone (Zambia) or Vic Falls (Zimbabwe).

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    (Image source: https://www.semesteratsea.org/field-programs/victoria-falls-botswana-sp18/)

    These are some of the interesting facts about the heritage and culture of the Tswana people. If you are from Botswana, please comment below on some more exciting features of this place.