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Botswana officially the Republic of Botswana, is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. The citizens refer to themselves as "Batswana" (singular: Motswana). Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September 1966.
It has held uninterrupted democratic elections since independence.
Botswana is flat, and up to 70% is covered by the Kalahari Desert. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to the northeast. Its border with Zambia to the north near Kazungula, Zambia is poorly defined but at most is a few hundred metres long.
A mid-sized country of just over two million people, Botswana is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. Botswana was one of the poorest countries in Africa when it gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1966, with a GDP per capita of about US$70. Botswana has since transformed itself, becoming one of the fastest-growing economies in the world to a GDP (purchasing power parity) per capita of about $14,000, and a high gross national income, possibly the fourth-largest in Africa, giving the country a modest standard of living. The country, being a member of the African Union, also has a strong tradition as a representative democracy and has the second highest Human Development Index of continental Sub-Saharan African countries.

Ostrich Egg   Water Bottle Kalahari Cattle Ranch Red Lechwe (Kobus leche)
Lioness Stalking Elephants Giraffe Chocolate Crowned Hawk-Eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus) Immature
Okavango Dry Season The Chase Baobab Flower
Young Bull Elephant Bushman - Stick Game Tending the Fire
Mother & Baby Bushman Traditional Dance - Lion attacks Kudu Stressed Mother
San Children Lightning Storm Speedy Gonzales
Feeding Frenzy Cape Starling  (Lamprotornis nitens) Dust Bath
Flying Impala Greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) Sand-Grouse (Burchell's)
A Bushman called Bill Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Tockus leucomelas) Water Lily
Contre-Jour Friendly Gecko Crowned Hornbill (Tockus alboterminatus)
Exploring Okavango by Makoro Full Belly Tricks Lioness with cubs
Just Browsing Inquisitive Makoros
Muddy but Satisfied Okavango Sunset Let Sleeping Lions Lie?
Okavango Sunset Inquisitive Crowned Hornbill (Tockus alboterminatus)
Dances with Wolves (Painted) Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus) Simson
Jesus Bird Hanging Out at the water-tank Sandgrouse Storm
Relaxing Octogenarian Savute Sunset
Alpha Male Savute Sunset Savute Sunset
Territorial Dispute Camouflage Sleepy Pups
Alpha Male ... 8-pack Okavango Elephants South African Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa)
Egret Escort Inter-species Interaction Welcome Committee
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides) Baboon Family Group
Kalahari Elephants Kalahari Waterhole Back-Off ... Protective Mother
Lion's Eye View Okavango Waterway Crossing Thirsty Elephants
Monkey Business What time is it? Kudu Bulls
Dry Season March Kalahari Cattle-Ranch Greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)
Stampede Three Musketeeers Headgear
San Family Dwarf Mongoose (Helogale parvula) Lilac Breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus)
Cape Buffalo Nervous Impala at Sunset Submerged Tree
Preoccupied Linyanti Sunset Death and re-Birth
Yellow-Billed Kite Dragonfly on Papyrus Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris)
Savute Airstrip Cheeky Monkeys Red Lechwe (Kobus leche) + Termite Mound
Impala Buck Takeoff Acacia Wood Hanging out at the water's edge
Shoreside Reflections Okavango Sunrise Fruit Bat
Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) Female Tete-a-Tete Close Encounter
Savuti Sunset Airborne Death in the Long Grass
Confusion in the Ranks Reflections What's that sound?
Makoro Tour Trekking through the Swamp Dagga-Boy - Not Happy!
Okavango Dry Season Stumpy Uninvited Early-morning Guest
Hadeda Ibis (Bostrychia hagedash) Reed Cormorant - Takeoff On the move!
Yellow-Billed Stork Mother & Baby Sisters
Impala Herd - on alert Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus) Gecko Hitch-hiker
Camouflaged Hunter Cormorant Pedro's Friendly Gecko
Messy Nest - Hadeda Ibis Drop-in Visitor Pedro & Friend
Intense Stare Early Morning Stroll Sorry, I can't hear you!