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Below you will find some of our frequently asked questions. Should you not find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us.

SAFARI LODGE vs. SAFARI CAMP

This is often a question that we are asked so we thought it would be helpful to offer a little information here.

The primary difference between a lodge and a camp tends to be the size with lodges generally being bigger.

Camps tend to have the presence of canvas somewhere in their design. This certainly doesn’t mean that you are camping, and many camps are very luxurious. Camps are often built in a way that gives you access to incredibly remote and protected areas where strict building regulations have to be adhered to, to ensure that there is low impact on the environment.

Facts about Botswana

Landlocked

Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, bordering South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Size

Botswana covers an area of 581,730 square kilometres, about the size of France or the state of Texas.

Landscape

Most of the country is flat with some small hills in the eastern areas. Kalahari sands cover 84% of the surface area.

Independence

Botswana became independent in 1966 and is the oldest democratic state in Africa.

Animals

Botswana is known for incredible wildlife sightings and is home to the largest population of elephants and wild dogs anywhere in the world.

Conservation

Around 38% of Botswana is dedicated to National Parks and wildlife management areas.

The Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is the largest inland delta in the world. The Okavango Delta became the 1000th UNESCO World Heritage site in 2014.

UNESCO

There are two UNESCO sites in Botswana, the second being Tsodilo Hills, where over 4,500 rock paintings can be found dating back an estimated 26,000 years.

You can visit Tsodilo Hills from Mopiri – Read more here >

Languages

English is the official language of Botswana. Setswana is the national language. There are over 20 languages spoken in Botswana. Sekalanaga spoken by the Bakalanga is the most common.

Where 4 countries meet

In the north west of Botswana, close to Victoria Falls, Botswana borders 3 countries – Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia.

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